In Step was reissued in 1999 as an expanded edition by Sony Epic Legacy with additional photographs and liner notes
I flew down to Austin the day before the session to prepare. Stevie
Ray Vaughan's crew took me over to their band warehouse space where
we would shoot the session. The setting was too modern and severe,
which concerned me. I was asking about renting a canvas tarpaulin,
when a crew member mentioned there had been house painters working
(I presume at Stevies house). Sight unseen, I said yes, briefed
the roadie and waited for chance to work her wondrous way.
We both knew we had the photograph, but we had much more to do that day, so we jammed on for hours.
Stevie is playing a 1929
National guitar that he claimed belonged to Blind Boy Fuller.
Stevie's Fender (Number One) resting on the studio couch. SX-70 Polaroid
I loved Stevie
Ray Vaughan, although I only met him that once, and then again briefly
backstage after a show in Nashville. I felt we had a simpatico, both
having brothers who play blues guitar. My brother Michael played a
1928 National Resophonic at the time, which probably inspired the
In Step photograph.
Tommy Shannon and Stevie - SX-70 Polaroid
client:Sony/ Legacy, 2007
Herewith some salvaged
out-takes from the session
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