Guitarist Roby Duron will celebrate the music of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan on Sept. 14, at the Palmdale Playhouse with his show, Stevie Ray Visited.
Vaughan an accomplished guitarist, was part of the ’80s blues revival. His debut album, “Texas Flood,” released in 1983, was a blockbuster blues success.
He died in a helicopter crash in 1990 at age 35.
Duron was one of eight national finalists out of 4,000 in Guitar Center’s “Guitarmagedon,” He was also named L.A. Rock City News’ Best Blues Guitar Player.
“I’m trying to make the arrangements almost identical to the record, but you know there’s going to be a couple little jams,” he said in a telephone interview.
Duron, a 1990 Quartz Hill High School graduate, was first introduced to Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1987, when Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble played the Antelope Valley Fair.
“Somebody said, ‘Hey, are you going to see Stevie Ray Vaughan at the Fair,’ and I said, “Who is that?’ he said. The guy was like, “‘You play the way you do and you don’t know who Stevie Ray Vaughan is?’”
Duron, his interest piqued, saw Vaughan at the Fair.
“I was a rock guy at the time and all the rock stuff started getting more metal and heavier and faster and I wasn’t into it,” he said. “So somebody turned me on to Stevie Ray Vaughan at just the right time.”
Duron, 46, started playing guitar when he was 12 years old. By the time he heard Vaughan, he had been playing guitar about four years.
Stevie Ray Visited features Duron on guitar and vocals, Dave Cox on bass, drummer Scott Fuentes and keyboardist Noel Deis, who played with Vaughan in the band Blackbird.
Duron also plays with the Platinum Rockstars, a classic rock band that performs classic rock hits by groups such as Bon Jovi, Journey, Foreigner, Queen, Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Van Halen.
Platinum Rockstars features David Victor, a former member of Boston. Duron also plays with him in The Hits of Boston & Styx.
Stevie Ray Visited will be on stage at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 14, at the Playhouse, 38334 10th St. East.