Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band bring their electric blues to Memorial City Hall in Marshall at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 19. Vaughan has created several critically acclaimed singles and albums during his five-decade career. His most recent album Baby, Please Come Home was nominated for the Best Traditional Blues Album at 2020’s Grammy ceremony.
Vaughan is a native of Oak Cliff, Texas, where he and younger brother Stevie Ray grew up playing guitar in Dallas clubs before each left home and made their way to Austin at different times. Both brothers honed their musical skills on the Austin music scene playing in separate bands.
Jimmie’s career took off first as lead guitarist with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. The T-Birds won two Grammy nominations for the album Tuff Enuff in 1986 and financial success before Jimmie left the group to collaborate with Stevie Ray.
Stevie’s star began to rise to international fame with his solo guitar riffs on David Bowie’s multi platinum Let’s Dance (1983).The Vaughan Brothers’ collaboration resulted in the album Family Style, winner of a Grammy for the Best Contemporary Blues Recording in 1990. The duo also won Best Rock Instrumental Performance for the single “D/FW.”
Stevie Ray’s untimely death in a helicopter crash in 1990 led to his brother’s solo career. Over the years Jimmie’s electric blues continued to breathe new life into the genre. The single “SRV Shuffle” won a Grammy for best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1997. His album Do You Get the Blues? also won a Grammy at the 44th ceremony in 2002.
Now a widely-known and respected blues musician, Vaughan continues playing at events and venues in Texas and around the nation.
A recent documentary on the Vaughan Brothers tells the fascinating story of their careers as told by other music greats including Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Eric Clapton, Jackson Brown, and Niles Davis, Stevie’s former producer.
For tickets and information call (903) 934-7992 or visit www.memorialcityhall.com.
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