This conversation is me chatting with model, actor and author Janna Lapidus Leblanc. She was the former fiancée of Stevie Ray Vaughan and has recently written and released a book of photos from their time together.
Janna is a Kiwi, many Stevie Ray Vaughan fans in New Zealand knew her as “the girl from the Hutt”, turns out she never lived there, She was a Wellingtonian – though she worked at Avalon, which must be the reason people think of her as being from The Hutt.
Janna lives in America where she is married with children and has continued to work in modelling. She’s also a certified Bikram Yoga instructor.
I first met her about five years ago – I had written a piece about Stevie Ray Vaughan and what his music meant to me. She had contacted me and then, a year or so on from there she was visiting New Zealand and so we met and had a nice chat. We’ve been in touch ever since – most recently I reviewed her photo book and then we met to record this podcast.
You’ll hear about her life, the writing of the book, when she met Stevie – and we talk about his career and music, their life together. (We even talk about the recording of that Europa TV commercial).It’s a deep conversation and one I was very happy to be part of, I feel privileged in bringing you this story. And I hope you enjoy it.
I hope you enjoy hearing our chat.
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