This is incredible. A reader, Como native Athena Salone, just sent me her poster of a 1979 show featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan at The Bluebird on Wellesly & Horne. Other performers included two Texas-based artists that went on to have prolific careers, Lou Ann Barton and Robert "Bluebird" Ealey.
Stevie's 'big break' came a few years later when he began collaborating with Bowie in '83 so at this point he was not nationally known. After some digging I actually found the show's audio on Youtube, links are below. The first show is entirely Stevie and the second has Robert Ealey.
Parts 1 & 2:
How great would it be to have a gritty blues bar again? You'd have to drag me out of there every night...
Please send me more!
Andrew lives on Kilpatrick Avenue in the center of Como and enjoys everything the neighborhood has to offer. You will often see him biking around the neighborhood - feel free to wave him down for a chat, he loves to meet new people!