DALLAS — Plans are in the works in Dallas for an art piece honoring blues guitarist brothers Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan at a park located just blocks from the home where they grew up.
The Dallas Morning News reports that documentary filmmaker Kirby Warnock has been working since last year with Kay Kallos, the public art program manager in the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs, to secure a spot in the Oak Cliff neighborhood’s Kiest Park to honor the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and his older brother, Jimmie.
It's “been a long, slow slog,” says Warnock, whose 2013 documentary When Dallas Rocked lamented the lack of a Stevie Ray Vaughan memorial in Dallas. “But it will be worth it.”
Stevie Ray Vaughan, a two-time Grammy winner, was killed in a 1990 helicopter crash at the age of 35. This month he’s set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Warnock’s website on the project says it has the approval of Jimmie Vaughan.