Texas Flood chords

You can learn how to play Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan!

John Mayer consistently mentions Stevie Ray Vaughan as an influence (Check out the solo of Belief to hear the SRV influence).

Other guitar greats to name SRV as an influence include Eric Johnson and even Eric Clapton who said:

“The first time I heard Stevie Ray, I thought: Whoever this is, he is going to shake the world. I was in my car and I remember thinking, I have to find out, before the day is over, who that guitar player is.”

Later on, Clapton and SRV became close friends and even did Stevie Ray’s last ever gig together, as they flew out in separate helicopters, SRV’s crashed.

Behind him, SRV left an endless amount of guitar players wanting to sound like him and no one else.

A great introduction to playing like SRV is to learn how to play Texas Flood, the video guitar lesson above demonstrates this.

Texas Flood – Lyrics

Well it’s floodin’ down in Texas, all of the telephone lines are down
Well it’s floodin’ down in Texas, all of the telephone lines are down
And I’ve been tryin’ to call my baby
Lord and I can’t get a single sound

Go to Texas Flood lyrics.

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Biography

Launching himself in 1983 to the world with his debut album Texas Flood and simultaneously appearing on David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, SRV was an instant hit.

Following this up with Couldn’t Stand The Weather, Pride & Joy, and Mary Had A Little Lamb, he firmly established himself as one of the greats.

Go to Stevie Ray Vaughan – Biography.


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