Jimmie Vaughan | Apr 07, 2018
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At age 15, Vaughan started his first band, The Swinging Pendulums, and was soon playing the rough and tumble Dallas nightclub scene many nights a week. By the time he hit 16, Jimmie joined The Chessman, who became the areas top musical attraction, eventually opening concerts in Dallas for Jimi Hendrix. After hearing Muddy Waters and Freddie King play in Dallas, Vaughan began to delve deep into the blues, melding his many influences into a style that was clean, economical and highly articulate, concentrating on rhythmic accents and lead work that relies on the power of his less is more approach.In 1969, Vaughan helped found Texas Storm, a group that eschewed Top 40 covers for blues and soul with a Texas accent. The band eventually migrated to Austin, where they won over the college crowd and the Black and Chicano communities on the Capital Citys East Side. Vaughan also helped jump start his brother Stevies career when the younger Vaughan joined Texas Storm on bass.Determined to create an ideal vehicle for blues music that was both modern in its impact and appeal yet true to the tradition, Vaughan founded The Fabulous Thunderbirds with Kim Wilson in the mid 1970s. When Antones nightclub opened in Austin in August of 1975, the Thunderbirds became the house band, sharing the stage and jamming with such blues greats as Waters, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Albert King and a host of others, all of whom recognized Vaughan as the man who would keep the music they developed alive for future generations. As Jimmie recalls, One time when we were playing Antones, opening for Muddy, I thought, okay, Im going to do this Muddy Waters-style slide thing and see if I can get a reaction from him. And the next night I did it again. And he came out behind me and grabbed me around the neck, and said he liked it. And he told me, When Im gone, I want you to do that, and show everybody thats what I did. I want you to do it for me.Since releasing his first solo album in 1994, he has set the standard
  • Start:April 07, 2018
  • End:April 07, 2018
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  • Where:KEY WEST THEATER, 512 Eaton Street, Key West, Florida, United States
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  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
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