Jimmie Vaughan

King of Cool

A decade ago Jimmie Vaughan released his definitive album "BLUES, BALLADS AND FAVORITES." It was a stunning collection of fifteen of his favorite songs, from Billy Emerson's "The Pleasure's All Mine" to Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away," and featured guest vocals from band members Lou Ann Barton and Bill Willis. Vaughan followed the album up in 2011 with MORE BLUES, BALLADS AND FAVORITES," digging deep into the music that had helped shape his life in the blues.

A special 3-vinyl LP collection titled THE PLEASURE'S ALL MINE releasing in 2020, spotlights the music of one of the true pioneers in showcasing the roots of American music.

"When I talk about country and blues, they're the same thing," Jimmie Vaughan says. ""Muddy Waters and Hank Williams, Webb Pierce and Jimmy Reed. When I was a kid, I didn't understand the difference. Everybody was always asking me, 'Why do you want to play blues? Why don't you play country?' But I would listen to the country guys and they would be doing a Jimmy Reed song. They're playing the same lick. And Ray Charles, Little Milton, Guitar Junior, Lonnie Brooks, B.B. King--they all did country songs. Is Bob Wills country blues or jazz? And the answer is, it's American music. I'm tired of trying to pigeonhole everything. I want to bring it together; it comes from the same place."

When Jimmie Vaughan was a young teenager in Oak Cliff, Texas, his father told him to take guitar lessons if he wanted to really learn the instrument. But when Vaughan's teacher told the guitar student it wasn't going to work because the student "was too far gone" to learn from the lesson books, Jimmie Vaughan knew he was on his own. Which was perfect for him, because the blues would be his teacher for life. For those who find themselves living inside this true American music, it becomes a way of life, something that provides a musical force to follow forever.

Jimmie Vaughan became possessed by his instrument, and the blues songs played on the Black radio station in Dallas. It has been that way ever since: over a half-century of playing the blues the guitarist hears in his head and feels in his heart. When something this strong takes over, there is no way out. Rather, it becomes a pursuit that goes deeper and deep inside.

When Jimmie Vaughan first heard songs like Phil Upchurch's "You Can't Sit Down," The Nightcaps' "Wine, Wine, Wine" and B.B. King's many hit songs in the early 1960s, he knew he had found his music. And ever since then, it's been a constant quest to play blues, whether it was in early 1970s Austin bands like Storm and then the Fabulous Thunderbirds, or later with brother Stevie Ray Vaughan on their FAMILY STYLE album,  and on his own releases throughout the 1990s and in 2001.

Then the solo albums stopped, until in 2010 Jimmie Vaughan had an idea to start recording The Great American Blues Songbook and found a home with Proper Music in the U.K. to release the music. He assembled the kind of band most musicians can only dream about, and began recording his dream set list at the Top Hat and Wire Studios in Austin. Never one to back down from a great idea, in 2011 Vaughan and band went back into the same Top Hat Studio and recorded a second collection of some of his favorite songs, zeroing in on the music's ability to light a fuse wherever it was heard.

To help celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the first album's release, and setting the stage for Jimmie Vaughan's 70th birthday in March 2021, The Last Music Co.'s Malcolm Mills wanted to mark the special occasion with these undeniable collections. Also included for release on the same date is the vinyl reissue of 2016's JIMMIE VAUGHAN TRIO featuring Mike Flanigin LIVE AT C-BOY'S release, which featured songs recorded at the venerable Austin nightspot that Vaughan and crew call home when they are in town.

In true Texas fashion, Jimmie Vaughan has helped give new life to the music that has been his lifeline all these decades, becoming a hero to those who know the life-giving strengths of America's real gift to musical history. Even better, Vaughan still feels like he is just getting started, devoted to making sure he is able to give back to the music that has given him so much. The blues is in Jimmie Vaughan's blood, and has been there since the start. And will stay there forever.



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Jimmie Vaughan

With Samantha Fish

The Parker/ Amaturo Theater

Ft. Lauderdale,FL

13

Fri

Mar 2020

Jimmie Vaughan

The Iridium

New York, NY

09

Thu

Apr 2020

Jimmie Vaughan

Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay, AUS

10

Fri

Apr 2020

Jimmie Vaughan

Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay, AUS

12

Sun

Apr 2020

Jimmie Vaughan

Byron Bay Bluesfest

Byron Bay, AUS

17

Sat

Jul 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

Anniversary Show

Antone's Nightclub

Austin, TX

21

Sat

Aug 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

Chenango Blues Festival

Chenango County Fairgrounds

Norwich, NY

13

Mon

Sep 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

Dickies Arena

Fort Worth, TX

15

Wed

Sep 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

Frank Erwin Center

Austin, TX

17

Fri

Sep 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

Toyota Center

Houston, TX

18

Sat

Sep 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

Smoothie King Center

New Orleans, LA

21

Tue

Sep 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

Bridgestone Arena

Nashville, TN

23

Thu

Sep 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

South Gas Arena

Atlanta, GA

24

Fri

Sep 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Florida Theater

Jacksonville, FL

25

Sat

Sep 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

Amalie Arena

Tampa, FL

26

Sun

Sep 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

Seminole Hard Rock

Hollywood, FL

13

Wed

Oct 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Music Box

Cleveland, OH

14

Thu

Oct 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Jergels

Warrendale, PA

15

Fri

Oct 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Token Lounge

Westland, MI

16

Sat

Oct 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Robins Theater

Warren, OH

17

Sun

Oct 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Ludlow Garage

Cincinnati, OH

20

Wed

Oct 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Clyde Theater

Fort Wayne, IN

23

Sat

Oct 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Marion Cultural and Civic Center

Marion, IL

24

Sun

Oct 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Old Rock House

St. Louis, MO

26

Tue

Oct 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Dakota

Minneapolis, MN

27

Wed

Oct 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Barnato

Omaha, NE

28

Thu

Oct 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Knucklehead's

Kansas City, MO

12

Fri

Nov 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour 

The Heights Theater

Houston, TX

13

Sat

Nov 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour - SRO

The Kessler Theatre

Dallas, TX

14

Sun

Nov 2021

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Sam's Burger Joint

San Antonio, TX

03

Thu

Mar 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Help Clifford Help Kids Benefit

Antone's

Austin, TX

18

Fri

Mar 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Texan Theater

Greenville, TX

19

Sat

Mar 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Cultural Activities Center

Temple, TX

22

Tue

Mar 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The City Winery

Nashville, TN

24

Thu

Mar 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Eagles Theater

Wabash, IN

25

Fri

Mar 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Des Plaines Theater

Des Plaines, IL

26

Sat

Mar 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Turner Hall Ballroom

Milwaukee, WI

29

Tue

Mar 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The City Winery

Boston, MA

30

Wed

Mar 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Spire Center

Plymouth, MA

31

Thu

Mar 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Stone Mountain Arts Center

Brownfield, ME

01

Fri

Apr 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Flying Monkey

Plymouth, NH

02

Sat

Apr 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Suffolk Theater

Riverhead, NY

03

Sun

Apr 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Newton Theater

Newton, NJ

06

Wed

Apr 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

w/ Samantha Fish

The Parker/ Amaturo Theater

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

07

Thu

Apr 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Hard rock Live

Orlando, FL

08

Fri

Apr 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour 

Lyric Theater

Stuart, FL

09

Sat

Apr 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Tampa Bay Blues Festival

Vinoy Waterfront Park

St. Petersburg, FL

10

Sun

Apr 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

WJCT Soundstage

Jacksonville, FL

12

Tue

Apr 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Variety Playhouse

Atlanta, GA

21

Sat

May 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Mercer Dance Hall

Driftwood, TX

03

Fri

Jun 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Music on Main Fsetival

Forest Park

Denison, TX

04

Sat

Jun 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Heights Theater

Houston, TX

05

Sun

Jun 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Sam's Burger Joint

San Antonio, TX

17

Fri

Jun 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Kessler

Dallas, TX

18

Sat

Jun 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Cactus Theater

Lubbock, TX

21

Tue

Jun 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Knuckleheads

Kansas City, MO

22

Wed

Jun 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Summerfest

Rose Park

Columbia, MO

23

Thu

Jun 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

with Steve Miller Band

Ravinia Music Festival

Highland Park, IL

24

Fri

Jun 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Summerfest

Milwaukee, WI

25

Sat

Jun 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Old Rock House

St. Louis, MO

26

Sun

Jun 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Temple Live

Ft. Smith, AR

02

Sat

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Antone's 47th Anniversary

Antone's

Austin, TX

14

Thu

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Bijou Theater

Knoxville, TN

15

Fri

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Beacon Theater

Hopewell, VA

16

Sat

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Jefferson Theater

Charlottesville, VA

17

Sun

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Hamilton

Washington, DC

19

Tue

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Sellersville Theater

Sellersville, PA

20

Wed

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Infinity Music Hall

Hartford, CT

21

Thu

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

The Warehouse

Fairfield, CT

22

Fri

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Bank of NH Pavillion

Gilford, NH

23

Sat

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Infinity Music Hall

Norfolk, CT

24

Sun

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

with Steve Miller Band

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Saratoga, NY

26

Tue

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

HMAC

Harrisburg, PA

27

Wed

Jul 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

with Steve Miller Band

Carteret PAC

Carteret, NJ

04

Thu

Aug 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Postern

Odense, Denmark

06

Sat

Aug 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Notodden Blues Festival

Notodden, Norway

20

Sat

Aug 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Chenago Blues Festival

Norwich, NY

22

Mon

Aug 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

with Steve Miller

Red Rocks Ampitheater

Denver, CO

23

Tue

Aug 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Santa Fe, NM

24

Wed

Aug 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Toue

MIM Music Theater

Phoenix, AZ

25

Thu

Aug 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Lobo Theater

Albuquerque, NM

26

Fri

Aug 2022

Jimmie Vuaghan

The Story Tour

Vilar Performing Arts Center

Beaver Creek, CO

08

Thu

Sep 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

Schottenstein Center

Columbus, OH

10

Sat

Sep 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

Little Caesars Arena

Detroit, MI

12

Mon

Sep 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

United Center

Chicago, IL

13

Tue

Sep 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

United Center

Chicago, IL

15

Thu

Sep 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Bourbon and Beyond Festival

Louiseville, KY

16

Fri

Sep 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

PPG Paints Arena

Pittsburgh, PA

18

Sun

Sep 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

Madison Square Garden

New York, NY

19

Mon

Sep 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

with Eric Clapton

Madison Square Garden

New York, NY

20

Tue

Sep 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Tin Pan

Richmond, VA

22

Thu

Sep 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Fletcher Opera Theater

Raleigh, NC

24

Sat

Sep 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Blind Willie McTell Festival

Thomson, GA

01

Sat

Oct 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

The Story Tour

Batlle Axe and Tracks

Reno, NV

09

Sun

Oct 2022

Jimmie Vaughan

Tanahills

Ft. Worth, TX