Ok, just saw this @monkman, and I have seen Andre Segovia. I had 2nd row tickets on the Dorthy Pavillian in downtown L.A.
I took my guitar teacher at the time, Thom Tollerson, he taught me how to fingerpick. Anyway, this must have been around late 70s when we saw him, he was really old. He came out wearing a tuxedo with slippers. Of course he played amazing, I have so much respect for him.
In contrast I have only seen one other musician go onstage wearing slippers. Stevie Ray Vaughn playing in Tokyo Japan. He came out struttin’ doing the Texas shuffle with a long coat, smoking a gourd pipe and wearing slippers. That was the only time I’ve had the pleasure to see SRV and he died not long after I returned back to the States…but up until that point I thought it was just a Jimi Hendrix wanabe, but I’ll tell you, he played the $#!T out of his guitars that night. And even though he did some behind the head playing and tossed his guitar around via hendrixesque, he was the real deal.
After he died I worked for a manager that was a SRV fanatic, even had heavy .013s on his strat. Although SRV started playing lighter strings later, he played heavy strings. Those …013s are like a cheese grate. That manager turned me on the the El Mocambo DVD. If you have never seen that, google it on YT, I think some of the songs are on it. At one point he’s tossing and throwing his favorite SRV strat around like a wet noodle, broken strings, I think he was playing Third Stone From The Sun, a Hendrix song. After, his roadie gives him a newer see-through red strat and he smoking a cigarette, smoke is pouring up into his face and he’s sweating like a pig from the previous song…he sits down and plays a beautiful tune for his wife, Lenny. It’s the quintessential SRV…he was a great player. He followed Hendrix to a T, but he was the real magilla, IMO.