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Authors of Stevie Ray Vaughan Book Open the Gates to a Texas Flood

6 months ago by Bob Ruggiero
It’s October 3 when Alan Paul and Andy Aledort – co-authors of the new biography Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan – are on the phone. The date is appropriate because it would have been the 65th birthday of the book’s subject, had he not died tragically...

R&R Hall of Fame Finally Admits Stevie Ray Vaughan

5 years ago by Chris Gray
A great injustice in the eyes of many Texas music fans has been corrected with this morning's announcement that Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble have finally been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The late Texas guitar icon was elected in his sixth year of eligibility,...

Talking Stevie Ray Vaughan, 20 Years Gone, With The Mighty Orq

10 years ago by Chris Gray
"Alpine Valley, in the middle of the night," begins Jimmie Vaughan's "Six Strings Down," his account of the time heaven called another blues singer back home - namely, his brother Stevie Ray Vaughan. Shortly after he finished an all-star blues jam with his brother, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Robert...

Vaughan's On

14 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
Though he doesn't possess the fiery showmanship of his late brother Stevie Ray, Austin legend Jimmie Vaughan has forged his own amazing path in traditional electric guitar blues, with a little influence from the Three Kings (B.B., Freddie and Albert). He developed his tough, lean sound as both a founding...

Seeing Stevie Ray: Local Photographer Tracy Anne Hart Captures The Texas Blues Scene [UPDATED]

1 month ago by Gladys Fuentes
To photographer Tracy Anne Hart Texas blues is her religion and Joe Ely, Jimmie Vaughan and his brother Stevie Ray Vaughan are her holy trinity. She began photographing musicians, specifically guitarists, as a student at the University of Texas many years ago and then homed in on the Texas blues...

Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute)

Saturday, April 11, 9:00PM @ The Wildcatter Saloon
Blues, Tribute

Dj Vaughan

26 years ago by Brad Tyer
In last year's biography Stevie Ray Vaughan, authors Joe Nick Patoski and Bill Crawford relate the story of a young Stevie Ray being heckled by older brother Jimmie. The elder Vaughan was drunk one night, listening to Stevie rehearse and yelling, "You can't play shit." When the generic insult failed...

Willie Nelson Takes Victory Lap At RodeoHouston

1 month ago by Matthew Keever
Willie Nelson NRG Stadium March 4, 2020 Willie Nelson is one of a kind. For nearly 60 years now, he has been one of country music’s most beloved icons, capable of bringing audiences to the brink of tears with melancholic tunes like "Always On My Mind" only to swiftly lift their...

The Other Vaughan

23 years ago by Bob Ruggiero
Though Jimmie Vaughan has quietly and consistently proven that he's just as skillful and dedicated a bluesman as his younger brother ever was, the wild life, flashy chops and tragic death of Stevie Ray Vaughan may always end up dwarfing his older sibling's accomplishments. Still, we shouldn't forget that after...

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