San Marcos' Triple Crown ends its live music streak, White Ghost Shivers lose a founder, and Twine Time host Paul Ray hospitalized
DAILY Music July 26, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...Winter got it all and the Johnny Winter Trio, with Tommy Shannon on bass, went on to make blues history. Somehow, Turner’s role went largely unacknowledged.
After leaving Winter, he relocated to Austin and played in Krackjack with Shannon and Stevie Ray Vaughan, while plying his blues trade sitting in, backing up, and recording with artists such as Jimi Hendrix, B.B..."
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...."
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..."
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..."
This Magic Moment
15 Years of the Austin Music Awards
Music Story March 7, 1997, by Andy Langer
years ago Lou Ann Barton and Paul Ray opened the first Austin Music Awards at Club Foot
by presenting a batch of honors to Austin music's Class of 1982. Next week, at
the Austin Music Hall, Paul Ray will again emcee, while Barton is due to
perform with Jimmie Vaughan (a previous winner as part of the Fabulous
Thunderbirds that very first year)..."
Blood and Memories
Music Story April 8, 1999, by Margaret Moser
"...There's one memory of Stevie Ray Vaughan so powerful it comes to my mind whenever his name is evoked. A blues guitarist was onstage playing at the original Antone's some forgotten night around 1975 -- Albert Collins, maybe, Luther Allison? Buddy Guy, Fenton Robinson, whoever it was I don't recall, not because it was insignificant, but rather because I was watching Stevie..."
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...."
Music Story March 17, 2000
"...Musician of the Decade1. Stevie Ray Vaughan 2..."
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...."
SRV Estate Inventory
Music Story October 6, 1995
"...STEPHEN RAY VAUGHAN, [[section]]..."
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...."
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..."
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...."
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..."
To C-Boy, With Love
Continental Club maverick Steve Wertheimer pays tribute to his mentor – with a nightclub
Music Story January 31, 2014, by Michael Corcoran
"...Dressed in a white suit jacket that matched white eyeglass frames, Wertheimer was more guide than host on opening night, returning again and again to old pictures on the wall around a heart-shaped mirror. There reside photographs of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan, playing a small stage in a packed club on West 29th, where Texas French Bread is now...."
Page Two: More Stars Than There Are in Heaven
Honoring those who helped create, and now tend, the legacy of Clifford Antone
Columns June 2, 2006, by Louis Black
"...It's also for Derek O'Brien, Angela Strehli, Charlie Sexton, Paul and Diana Ray, Jimmie Vaughan, Sue Foley, Kim Wilson, Joe Ely, Denny Freeman, Riley Osborn, Bob Schneider, Lou Ann Barton, Ray Benson, Connie Hancock, and Marcia Ball. It's for Ian Moore, Will Sexton, Doyle Bramhalls I & II, Mike Judge, Miss Lavelle White, Gary Clark Jr., and the Keller Brothers..."
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Music Review November 1, 2002, by Jim Caligiuri
"...StevIe Ray Vaughan & Double TroubleThe Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble (Epic/Legacy) There will be no complaining this time. Seems that every autumn welcomes a new Stevie Ray Vaughan collection, even though the local blues legend has been dead since 1990..."
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..."
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..."
'I Live in Trios'
Music Story April 13, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...Though he's known for playing in two of rock's most famous trios, Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Tommy Shannon has distinguished his résumé by playing in six trios throughout his lifetime. That's why when asked to comment on his experience, his reply is quick: "Oh yeah! I live in trios!"..."
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Music Review February 15, 2013, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double TroubleTexas Flood Legacy Edition
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..."