Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy” on a Toy Guitar Is Viral Video Hit of 2015


This video had 1.6 million views when we first wrote about it in June of this year.

Shot using a smartphone, the video shows musician Clay Shelburn and his buddy Zac Stokes performing an impromptu version of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride and Joy” on a toy guitar in Walmart at 3 a.m.

Interest in the video had already been building at the time that we reported on it. What followed over the next days was a sensation, as the video went viral and was picked up by the online community.

Today, it has more than 5.2 million views—more than three times what it had in June.

The best part: It was posted on YouTube back in 2013—proof that when it comes to success, sometimes you just have to be patient.

Though Shelburn and Stokes probably never imagined their little video would fetch so many views, it’s no surprise that it did—Shelburn’s licks (and singing!) are pretty on point.

If you want to hear what Shelburn sounds like full-voiced and on a regular guitar, we’ve included another version of his “Pride and Joy” cover below. Enjoy!

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