LONESTAR: STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN REVIEWED
“Lonestar” is an unauthorized look at the rise of Stevie Ray Vaughan. A lot of this material was previously covered in Rise of a Texas Bluesman. Having not seen that original documentary in quite some time, I’m not sure how much is overlap or restating specifics. I get that Vaughan has some insane fans, but I’m not one of those floored by Texas Flood. The interviews are great, but the rare footage of SRV performing is quite solid. Focusing on those last six years of fame allows for the big fan highlights, but I’m not sure if we got to hear anything that mattered. Well, mattered outside of a Behind the Music episode.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0
RELEASE DATE: 3/10/17
The Plot Thus Far
In the mid-1970s, when Stevie Ray Vaughan first emerged as a modern blues guitarist with unparalleled ability and passion – skills which distinguished his playing from that of just about all his contemporaries – the blues world he represented had little impact in the mainstream market place. So despite his obvious gifts, he struggled to secure a record deal. But by the time his debut album, 1983’s Texas Flood, was finally released, the tide had turned and Stevie Ray not only became an international phenomenon, but was also of paramount importance in the revitalisation of the blues genre. This film traces and reveals The Full, Previously Un-Told Story Of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Glory Years, the period between the release of his debut album and his tragic death in a helicopter crash in 1989. Featuring; rare film footage, exclusive interviews with many close friends and confidantes, contributions from the industry professionals and music writers who documented SRV’s career as it unfolded, seldom seen photographs and numerous other features, which together make this program the finest documentary yet on the personal life and career of Stevie Ray during his most fertile and productive era. PLEASE NOTE: This film is the sister feature to Sexy Intellectual’s previous documentary, Rise Of A Texas Bluesman – Stevie Ray Vaughan 1954 – 1983