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Jimmie Vaughan Suffers Heart Attack
Grammy winner is recovering at home and anxious to play
DAILY Music  January 31, 2013, by Margaret Moser
"...The news came suddenly yesterday that Jimmie Vaughan had suffered a heart attack the previous week – on Wednesday, Jan. 23..."

Steve Miller on Jimmie Vaughan
Joker’s Skyline Theater concert tonight should guest local Strat king
DAILY Music  July 26, 2016, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Steve Miller’s extensive interview on the occasion of his show at the Long Center this evening yielded too many career nuggets to share, but not a few well-chosen words on Austin guitar monarch Jimmie Vaughan, who he strongly hinted would guest Tuesday alongside local harp great James Cotton. The Dallas-reared axe wielders teamed in Zilker Park last year...."

Jimmie Vaughan: 50 Years Performing
Blues master crowds the Continental through the end of 2013
DAILY Music  November 25, 2013, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Eternal Austin guitar hero Jimmie Vaughan celebrates 50 years making music on Tuesdays at the Continental Club, hosting a residency that runs through New Year’s Eve. He usually brings his stinging blues to larger stages, so it’s a great opportunity to catch the older brother and original influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan up close and personal...."

Jimmie Vaughan Reviewed
Music Story  November 23, 2001, by Christopher Gray
"...Jimmie VaughanDo You Get the Blues? (Artemis)..."

Jimmie Vaughan 2010
Music Story  July 16, 2010
"...Jimmie Vaughan: I didn't plan it that way. I got married and had twins..."

Margaret Moser Tribute: Jimmie Vaughan
“Everything back then felt like us versus them – and she was one of us”
Music Story  June 29, 2017, by Andy Langer


All-American
Jimmie Vaughan at 50
Music Story  November 23, 2001, by Margaret Moser
"...The last time Jimmie Vaughan sat down with the Chronicle at Iron Works Barbecue, a violent thunderstorm erupted. No sooner had the food arrived than the thunder rolled out and boom, boom! Out went the lights...."

Beacon Blues
Since 1970 at the One Knite, Jimmie Vaughan's worn the smile of a blues savior
Music Story  July 16, 2010, by Bill Bentley
"...Of the holy local psych triumvirate – Conqueroo, 13th Floor Elevators, and Shiva's Headband – only the last still swung, but freedom flourished nonetheless. Jimmie Vaughan felt it when he visited from the Big D in the mid-1960s, playing sticky-floor gigs at fraternity houses around the University of Texas and finding his way to Eastside clubs Marie's T Room and Alexander's, places where the blues was a life raft for listeners who sometimes could barely afford air to breathe..."

Lightning in a Bottle
Ostensibly a record of one mighty blues show, this film goes beyond the tag of concert film and achieves something more: a living history lesson, tracing the evolving sound of the blues.
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Film Review  November 12, 2004, by Marc Savlov
"...Anything else would be overdoing it when you've got everyone from B.B. King to Bonnie Raitt sharing the stage, and from a clowning Bill Cosby (who guest-schticks alongside Ruth Brown, Mavis Staples, and Natalie Cole as they belt out "Men Are Like Streetcars") to Austinites Jimmie Vaughan and Kim Wilson..."

Hello Old Friend: Eric Clapton Sends His Regards
Slowhand and friends shake the Frank Erwin Center
DAILY Music  March 22, 2013, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Many hoped GCJ would cameo at Eric Clapton’s Erwin Center show last Sunday. Jimmie Vaughan did...."

The Artistic Afterlife
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Music Story  October 6, 1995
"...I run around the Town Lake hike and bike trail four or five times a week. Every time I do, I swerve off the trail, stick out my left hand, and touch the right hand of Stevie Ray Vaughan..."

Standing Next to a Mountain
Examining the 3-CD Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble box set.
Music Story  December 15, 2000, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Having had the Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble box set laid in front of them, the wood-grain photo on its hardcover jacket blending with the outdoor furniture on the deck at Central Market north, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon stare at the latest packaging of their legacy somewhat blankly. All those years backing a musician many critics and fans consider the most naturally gifted guitarist since Jimi Hendrix -- Austin's Stevie Ray Vaughan -- can't be processed on command..."

They Call Me Hurricane
Newly discovered session tapes from 1979 document Stevie Vaughan before the Ray
Music Story  September 5, 2008, by Margaret Moser
"...Then there were the notables: Doug Sahm, Alvin Crow, and Stevie Ray Vaughan...."

SRV’s Pride & Joy on Display
Stevie Ray Vaughan exhibit opens at the Bullock
DAILY Music  March 9, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Something you probably didn’t know about Austin’s Stevie Ray Vaughan: “Pride & Joy,” perhaps the most enduring song the late blues guitar sensation put lyrics to, was originally titled “Sweet Thang.” Nice tweak...."

Austin City Limits’ Hall of Fame Fireworks
Willie Nelson & SRV among the inaugural inductees
DAILY Music  April 28, 2014, by Jim Caligiuri
"...The program, celebrating 40 years on TV, returned to KLRU’s Studio 6A to induct its inaugural Hall of Fame class. That the choices were obvious – Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, UT football coach Darrell Royal, and ACL creator Bill Arhos – in no way diminished the proceedings...."

Deep Roots and Living Legends
Austin Music Awards celebrate our legends
DAILY Chron Events  March 8, 2016, by Lisa Gossett
"...Over the next 40 years, the blues club would become the stomping grounds of legends like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, and Stevie Ray Vaughan and cement itself in Austin music history...."

In a Blink of an Eye
A conversation with Double Trouble’s Tommy Shannon
DAILY Music  July 28, 2010, by Jim Caligiuri
"...August 27 marks 20 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan took that fateful helicopter ride after a show at Alpine Valley in Michigan. To commemorate, Legacy Records reissued Couldn’t Stand the Weather, Vaughan’s second record with Double Trouble and their first platinum seller...."

Wednesday Rewind
Jimmie Vaughan brings 'Just a Little Bit' to Conan
DAILY Music  December 29, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...You can't do that on network television! Last Wednesday, Jimmie Vaughan stopped by Conan with the classiest big band this side of E Street for a near five-minute strut through "Just a Little Bit" from his Grammy-nominated modern classic, Plays Blues, Ballads and Favorites...."

Telecaster Sovereign Sue Foley Lands Back in Austin
The Ice Queen is on fire
Music Story  February 22, 2018, by Alejandra Ramirez
"...A year later in 1990, upon Clifford Antone's invitation, the Northerner touched down in Austin, helping usher in a new era of torchbearers for the blues city reeling from the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan and the end of Jimmie Vaughan's reign in the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Foley quickly proved her mettle with 1992 debut Young Girl Blues and the breakout Big City Blues in 1995, joining the ranks of blues royalty like Barbara Lynn and Marcia Ball on the Antone's label...."

Decade Awards
Music Story  March 17, 2000
"...Musician of the Decade1. Stevie Ray Vaughan 2..."

Playback: 35 Years of Chronicle Music Covers
We wade through the roughly 300 issues stamped with the mug of a musician
Music Column  September 1, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Greatest hits include lead-off batter and Brownsville native Kris Kristofferson being profiled by future George W. Bush adviser Mark McKinnon; Stevie Ray Vaughan's two identical covers; Daniel Johnston illustrating his own profile; Doug Sahm and Clifford Antone memorial issues; Alejandro Escovedo's record-setting eight covers; a SXSW staging of Gary Clark Jr., Black Joe Lewis, and Brannen Temple posing as businessmen while their 13th Floor Elevators operator Roky Erickson looks on; and Billy Joe Shaver baptized in Barton Springs...."

Trouble Men
The post-SRV trials and tribulations of Texas' most famous rhythm section
Music Story  February 9, 2001, by Andy Langer
"...It was as if he was looking at life through tinted sunglasses, as if everything had been repainted black. That's how Double Trouble bassist Tommy Shannon remembers the months after Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash following an August 1990 performance in Alpine Valley, Wisconsin...."

Beautiful Loser
Keith Ferguson: No Apologies, No Regrets
Music Story  May 9, 1997
"...Ferguson, 49, was the founding bass player of both the Fabulous Thunderbirds and the Tail Gators, and played with a dozen Texas virtuosos in their formative years including Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Junior Brown. "He's a cracker's cracker," Ferguson says of his old boss Brown..."

KGSR’s Blues On the Green: Antone’s All-Star Revue
PHOTO GALLERY  June 4, 2015
"...Mike Rinta performs with Jimmie Vaughan’s Tilt-A-Whirl Band..."

Austin Music Awards Show Performers 1983-2016
Every AMA performance lineup of the past 34 years
Features Story  March 2, 2017
"...1983: Angela Strehli & Band with special guest Stevie Ray Vaughan, Extreme Heat, Van Wilks Band, Chinanine, Concept..."

Life by the Drop
The return of Doyle Bramhall
Music Story  February 21, 2003, by Margaret Moser
"...As a producer, he took home a 2002 WC Handy Blues Award for Marcia Ball's Presumed Innocent and produced Circle by Native American rockers Indigenous, a Jazz/Blues winner in the Native American Music Awards. And as a songwriter, he's written with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan as well as with his son, Doyle..."

Blue Monday
Antone's Blue Mondays continues, 25 years later.
Music Story  December 29, 2000, by Margaret Moser
"...Clark and Angela Strehli. He recalls that Jimmie Vaughan's Storm set the precedent for Blue Mondays back then, holding down a weekly gig for nearly five years at the One Knite, the predecessor of Stubb's...."

The Scene Is Gone But Not Forgotten
The Evolution of Austin's White Blues
Music Story  August 9, 1996
"...Mostly, I learned the blues during my late teens in Austin's dives of the early Seventies, from Jimmie Vaughan and Doyle Bramhall in Storm, Paul Ray in the Cobras, W.C. Clark and Angela Strehli in Southern Feeling, and Stevie Vaughan and Keith Ferguson in the Nightcrawlers..."

Won't Get Schooled Again
Austin's Music Class of '98
Music Story  January 23, 1998, by Andy Langer
"...Because Jimmie Vaughan will technically be releasing only his second solo album this year, for the sake of the Class of '98 analogy Vaughan technically belongs in the sophomore class. Better yet, he stands grouped with a couple of other veteran guitar players making returns to the marketplace this year, Eric Johnson and Ian Moore..."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  November 30, 2001
"...Out of one side of his mouth Jimmie Vaughan claims to be nonpolitical while out of the other side of his mouth he says "Barbra Streisand can kiss my ass" because she is politically active and did not support the candidate Vaughan endorsed in the presidential election ["All-American," Nov. 23]..."

Chairman of the Board
Antone's Blue Monday boss Derek O'Brien keeps the music alive and blue
Music Story  April 25, 2014, by Margaret Moser
"...Despite the Dallas-reared mainstay preferring to keep his profile low and credits extensive, there's one irrefutable fact about his local tenure of nearly 40 years: Derek O'Brien ranks alongside Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Denny Freeman, and Bill Campbell as Austin's chairmen of the board – blues guitar division. James Cotton's Colored Socks..."

Texas in the Title
Music Story  November 28, 2003, by Greg Beets
"...While the album failed to break Tucker as a rock artist, it did spawn a lasting country classic with "Texas (When I Die)." Tucker realizes she may not go to heaven when she dies, but as long as the Almighty lets her go to Texas, she won't complain. 19 "Good Texan," the Vaughan Brothers Songwriters: Nile Rodgers, Jimmie Vaughan Year Released: 1990 Highest Billboard Chart Position: none "Do it to me like I know you could, so I can do it to you baby like a Texan should." The grand tradition of Lone Star braggadocio reaches a new level of macho oafishness with this lyric..."

The Kids Are All Right
Not your parent's summer camp, rock & roll camp!
Music Story  August 22, 2003, by Margaret Moser
"...11:30am: Tracey's boys fumble through the 13th Floor Elevators' "You're Gonna Miss Me." Eve tries different instruments with different kids. Will Knaak's group experiments with Doug Sahm's "She's About a Mover." Corey's charges mull over a Stevie Ray Vaughan song..."

Jailbird
The Prison Diaries of the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Preston Hubbard
Music Story  October 20, 2000, by Preston Hubbard
"...From 1984-94, I played bass for the platinum-selling, multi-Grammy award-nominated Fabulous Thunderbirds. Besides recording five albums as a T-Bird, I played and recorded with Roomful of Blues and on Bonnie Raitt's Nick of Time, Big Joe Turner's last album, Toni Price's Swim Away, Duke Robillard's Swing Time, and Ministry's Filth Pig, and I was the only Thunderbird to play on Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan's Family Style..."

The Rebirth of Doyle Bramhall II
For his first solo LP in 15 years, Eric Clapton’s top lieutenant may have put out the blues album of 2016
Music Story  November 17, 2016, by Alejandra Ramirez
"...Slipping in and out of multiple modes – producer, singer, songwriter, sideman – the Dallas-born guitarist, 47, began his journeyman's path as a rhythm stringer for the Fabulous Thunderbirds at the age of 18. Soon thereafter, in 1992, he and Charlie Sexton took up the reins of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan's rhythm section, Double Trouble (bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton), and formed the Arc Angels, a hit act for Geffen Records...."

Jimmie Vaughan
Music Review  July 22, 2011, by Margaret Moser
"...Jimmie VaughanPlays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites (Shout! Factory) The Fabulous ThunderbirdsThe Best of the Fabulous Thunderbirds: Early Birds Special (Benchmark Recordings)..."

The Adventures of Sancho Panza
Guitar Techs
Music Story  June 23, 1995
"...Paul Wittman went from being a 21-year-old kid who parlayed a talent for fixing guitars into a long-running teching gig for Jimmie Vaughan, to a 27-year-old junkie pawning other people's equipment. An age-old story in the music business that's become cliché these days - "Heroin Addict Pawns Friends' Gear" - Wittman's tale takes a particularly sad turn when one considers that his young career, built carefully and sturdily, is forever marred by some very dramatic, but predictable, mistakes..."

35 Years of the Austin Music Awards
Living in a dream
Features Story  March 2, 2017, by Doug Freeman
"...Fabulous Thunderbirds, LeRoi Brothers, and Angela Strehli guaranteed a fiery showcase for a genre taking up the gauntlet after Nelson’s outlaw country of the Seventies. Then Stevie Ray Vaughan called just prior to the date to ask if his band could play a surprise set..."

10th Annual Nobelity Project Feed the Peace Awards
PHOTO GALLERY  February 16, 2015
"...Gibbons with Jimmie Vaughan, Mike Flanigin on organ, and drummer George Rains..."

Ain't Messin 'Round
Gary Clark Jr. kisses the sky
Music Story  October 12, 2012, by Michael Corcoran
"..."There are certain things that can't be taught," says Jimmie Vaughan, who brought Clark to the attention of Eric Clapton, a major figure in the young bluesman's rise. "You either get it or you don't, and even as a 13-year-old, Gary got it..."

Crossroads 3
I went up to the Crossroads – and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – fell down on my knees
Music Story  July 2, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Mashed acoustics, a pushy waitstaff, amateur-hour drunks – where's Antone's when you're in the devil's live music venue? Clark's set primes the pump (Double Trouble/Arc Angels drummer Chris Layton) without even really trying. Jimmie Vaughan's red carpet lays perfectly...."

Dancing About Architecture
All Things Must Pass
Music Column  March 25, 1999, by Ken Lieck
"...Shuman further assures that the suddenness of the announcement in no way should be taken to indicate that the threesome kept the club open through SXSW in order to "take the money and walk," saying that the trio are still well in debt as the saga of the Electric Lounge comes to a close. Though they hung in there as long as they could, says Henry, "you can only eat art for so long." As for the future, the three will remain active in the music/arts community in various ways; Shuman will continue his work as a film/video producer, Henry as a performer and in other capacities, and out-of-state commuter Hughey assures that he will "continue to see live music in L.A." End of an Epic or: Vaughan Moves On..."

Roots, Reckonings, and Resolutions
Roots
Music Story  November 27, 1998, by Jay Hardwig
"...In the 40 years since, he's been a fixture on the Austin blues scene, laying down his transitional sound and taking time to school a few of the younger players who have come searching for the real thing. Like Jimmie Vaughan, for instance, who looked up Hargrove when he first came to town (pre-Storm, pre-Thunderbirds), learning at Hargrove's side..."

Texas Platters
Music Review  June 5, 1998
"...The titles, "The Men With the Burning Guitars," "Pipeline to Baghdad," "Chicks on Choppers," might tell some of the story, but really , it's the criminally overlooked Mike Vernon and his burning guitar that does most of the talking. "Island Girl" is as liquidly graceful as anything Eric Johnson ever put out and Jimmie Vaughan oughta be just a little nervous at the way "Kind of Green" shuffles into his old barroom turf..."

Paul Ray Tribute
PHOTO GALLERY  March 4, 2016
"...15. Celebrants Gary Clark Jr., Diana Ray, and Jimmie Vaughan, 3.3.16...."

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: The Kids Really Are Alright
In with the new, out with 'someone's scary grandmother'
Music Column  April 13, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...The ability of kids to imitate jaw-dropping guitar solos is nothing special. The most honest conversation I ever had about this was with Jimmie Vaughan, on a tour bus headed into Manhattan after a gig at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J., (see "All American," Nov..."

Page Two
Columns  February 21, 1997, by Louis Black
"...Immediately, I know she is bringing good news about the Awards show line-up, that 81/2 Souvenirs and the Sexton Brothers have said yes, that the Jimmie Dale Gilmore-hosted tribute to Townes Van Zandt (one is tempted to say the late, great Townes Van Zandt, among the greatest of all Texas songwriters) would include almost everyone we had talked about at first: Champ Hood and Joe Ely, and probably the Sexton Brothers, too. This time the news is that we have Lou Ann Barton, and that Jimmie Vaughan is going to be a special guest..."

Ten Fingers
Denny Freeman's 40-year Austin arc
Music Story  December 2, 2011, by Bill Bentley
"...I got sidetracked on the "Fifty Fingers" story and moved to Los Angeles instead, but for me there's an aura surrounding Freeman to this day. He went on to become a foundation of Austin music, playing in Storm with Jimmie Vaughan, forming the Cobras with Paul Ray (an early vehicle for Stevie Ray Vaughan), and being featured in groups with Angela Strehli and Lou Ann Barton before moving to California to work with Taj Mahal's Phantom Blues Band and then five years playing lead guitar in Bob Dylan's group..."

Jimmie Vaughan Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites
Music Story  July 16, 2010, by Margaret Moser
"...Jimmie VaughanPlays Blues, Ballads & Favorites (Shout! Factory)..."

Dancing About Architecture
Stevie Ray Vaughan box set hits stands and controversary
Music Column  December 15, 2000, by Ken Lieck
"...Stevie Ray Vaughan fans may be sighing with relief now that the long-awaited SRV box set is finally a reality (see this week's Music feature), but Vaughan's former manager Chesley Milliken is making some altogether different noises. "It's the Hendrix Syndrome," he declares..."

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