Stevie Ray Vaughan and Lonnie Mack’s “Oreo Cookie Blues” Performance Is Something Not To Miss

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Legendary Texas bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan (SRV) shared the stage with a guitar icon who inspired him, Lonnie Mack. This unforgettable night took place in 1986 at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis, Tennessee.

Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Rising Star

By 1983, Stevie Ray Vaughan had already captured audiences with his powerful guitar playing and soulful vocals. His blistering technique and deep love for blues legends like Albert King and Albert Collins earned him a place among the greats.

Vaughan wasn’t afraid to show off his skills. He’d play behind his back or even use his teeth to create unique sounds, all while captivating fans with his raw talent.

Double Trouble in a New Wave World

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble emerged when synthesizer-heavy pop and new wave dominated the music scene. Bands like Duran Duran were all the rage, but Stevie Ray Vaughan offered something different.

His band brought back the energy of pure blues-rock. Their sound resonated with fans yearning for a return to powerful guitar music.

The Legendary Lonnie Mack

Sharing the stage that night was Lonnie Mack, a true guitar hero who had a major influence on rock music.

Active from the 1960s through the 2000s, Mack was known for his innovative use of the electric guitar. Tracks like “Memphis” and “Wham!” showcased his aggressive single-string playing and seamless rhythm skills.

These techniques paved the way for the entire “blues rock” genre, directly inspiring Stevie Ray Vaughan and countless other guitarists.

A Night to Remember: Oreo Cookie Blues

The Memphis concert featured a special guest appearance by Lonnie Mack. Together, they likely tore the house down with their scorching guitar work, perhaps even jamming on a song unofficially titled “Oreo Cookie Blues.”

This meeting of two blues masters was a dream come true for fans and a testament to the enduring legacy of the blues guitar.

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