Monday, August 8, 2011

Rick's Picks: Jimmie Vaughan & Tilt-A-Whirl featuring Lou Ann Barton

Rick's Pick of the Week is the retro cool, Jimmie Vaughan & Tilt-A-Whirl featuring Lou Ann Barton on August 11th, at 7:30 on The Mainstage at The Triple Door.

Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of blues music. As Guitar Player magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity--a living legend.” Vaughan has provided a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage of blues guitarists, including his brother, the legendary, Stevie Ray Vaughan. His musical ethos and personal style have had an impact on contemporary culture, from spearheading the current blues revival with The Fabulous Thunderbirds to his longtime, innate fashion sense of slicked-back hair and sharp vintage threads (now seen throughout the pages of contemporary fashion journals) to becoming a premier designer of classic custom cars. But for Jimmie Vaughan, none of it is part of a crusade or a career plan. It's just his natural way of living his life and pursuing the interests that have captivated Vaughan since his youth.

After all the accomplishments and admiration he has earned, Jimmie Vaughan is modest when it comes to his life and work. "I'm just trying to have fun like everyone else," he concludes. "I've been playing since I was 13. I play everyday. I've never stopped. I can't imagine that I could exist without it."

Accompanying Vaughan is Texas native Lou Ann Barton, whose fierce voice belts out the roadhouse blues like no other. See Jimmie Vaughan & Tilt-A-Whirl featuring Lou Ann Barton Thursday, August 11th, at 7:30 on The Mainstage.

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