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This was one at which I wish I could have been in attendance. I did manage to see Stevie Ray live once. Unfortunately he was opening for Huey Lewis & The News, pop favorites at the time. He only got to play for an hour.

There we were, two guys in their mid-thirties, stuck amid a bunch of teenagers who came to see Huey and were having none of Stevie. When they began booing him, my friend and I got vocal when he hit a particular song. Our yee-haw cut through the yowls of the infidels and let Stevie know there was someone who appreciated his music there. The next year when Huey came through again, He had Robert Cray as opening act. We almost went just to see the great bluesman, but finally didn’t.

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