I just thought I’d share a few personal photos of Stevie Ray that had been given me by some friends. The first shot was taken by Max Summer, an excellent blues guitarist and big SRV fan, in Quebec city at an oudoor summer concert.
Max had turned out for the afternoon sound check in order to catch some of the tunes. Outdoor shows are great because you can hear the music from outside the gates and Stevie Ray would often play the entire show during his sound check. I once saw him in Montreal at an outdoor show at the “La Ronde” amusement park and that’s exactly what he did, played for at least an hour and a half during the afternoon. I still remember being on the rides and hearing “Texas Flood” and “Pride and Joy” playing all around.
So, as Max tells it, he knew some of the technical crew and managed to meet Stevie Ray for an autograph, the one that you see in the first picture. Well, it didn’t just end there. It seems that they got on famously and Stevie hands his guitar to Max and asks him to play a bit so that he can check the sound out in the field.