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"...The news came suddenly yesterday that Jimmie Vaughan had suffered a heart attack the previous week – on Wednesday, Jan. 23..."
"...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...."
"...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 VaughanDo You Get the Blues? (Artemis)..."
"...Jimmie Vaughan: I didn't plan it that way. I got married and had twins..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...Many hoped GCJ would cameo at Eric Clapton’s Erwin Center show last Sunday. Jimmie Vaughan did...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...Then there were the notables: Doug Sahm, Alvin Crow, and Stevie Ray Vaughan...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...Musician of the Decade1. Stevie Ray Vaughan 2..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...Mike Rinta performs with Jimmie Vaughan’s Tilt-A-Whirl Band..."
"...1983: Angela Strehli & Band with special guest Stevie Ray Vaughan, Extreme Heat, Van Wilks Band, Chinanine, Concept..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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]..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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 VaughanPlays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites (Shout! Factory) The Fabulous ThunderbirdsThe Best of the Fabulous Thunderbirds: Early Birds Special (Benchmark Recordings)..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...Gibbons with Jimmie Vaughan, Mike Flanigin on organ, and drummer George Rains..."
"..."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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...15. Celebrants Gary Clark Jr., Diana Ray, and Jimmie Vaughan, 3.3.16...."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...Paul Ray, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Joe Ely, 1990..."
"...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 VaughanPlays Blues, Ballads & Favorites (Shout! Factory)..."