John Mayer’s ‘Empty Arms’ Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan!

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John Mayer Pays Tribute to Hero Stevie Ray Vaughan!

It’s one thing for your hero to want you to work with them. It’s another thing entirely when his former band respects your craft enough to invite you to perform with them in his honor at Austin City Limits! John Mayer got the opportunity of a lifetime from the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s former bandmates Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton to join them at Austin City Limits, performing Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s classic hit ‘Empty Arms’. What a fitting tribute to the man who influenced John Mayer as a guitar player, to perform at the same festival that Stevie Ray Vaughan dominated for years before his death in 1990.

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John Mayer has had nothing but wonderful things to say about his idol, Stevie Ray Vaughan:

  • “Half brutal force, half finesse,” on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s approach to music.
  • “Very few guitar players make it to the ‘housewife contingency’ and Stevie did.”
  • “Stevie Ray Vaughan’s music is a reference,” on Stevie’s impact on music.

On April 18, 2015, John Mayer will be joining Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, and Stevie’s big brother Jimmie Vaughan in honoring Stevie’s legacy at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony. We can’t wait to see it, we know Stevie would be incredibly proud to know that his passion influenced such a great musician!

+ Empty Arms lyrics +

You’re gonna miss me little baby the day that I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me little darlin the day that I’m gone
Cause I’m leavin in the mornin, won’t be back at all

You have run me ragged baby, It’s your own fault you’re on your own
You have run me ragged darlin, It’s your own fault you’re on your own
You didn’t want me no way baby, till your other man was gone

You can try to get me back baby, with all your tricks and charms
You can try to get me back baby, with all your tricks and charms
But when all your games are over, you’ll be left with empty arms

You have run me ragged baby, It’s your own fault you’re on your own
You have run me ragged darlin, It’s your own fault you’re on your own
You didn’t want me no way baby, till your other man was gone

You can try to get me back baby, with all your tricks and charms
You can try to get me back baby, with all your tricks and charms
But when all your games are over, you’ll be left with empty arms

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