Jimmie Lawrence Vaughan is an American blues rock guitarist and singer based in Austin, Texas. He is the older brother of the late, Texas blues guitar legend, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Collection includes: 'Strange Pleasure' (1994); 'Out There' (1998); 'Do You Get The Blues?' (2001); Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan - 'On The Jimmy Reed Highway' (2007); 'Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites' (2010); 'Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites' (2011).
With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the '80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Otis Rush, and Muddy Waters and rock & roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as the stray jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre.
W.C. Clark is known as the "Godfather of Austin Blues" and is among the best-loved guitarists and vocalists in the blues world. In addition to his popular and critical acclaim, Clark won W.C. Handy Awards for "Blues Song of the Year" and "Best Blues/Soul Record" and has been nominated for "Male Soul Artist of the Year". Clark has been playing for over 50 years and been mentoring countless young blues and soul players in Austin for almost as long……
Brazil's leading electric blues player has recorded his third record at the source - Hit Shack Studios, Austin/Texas. With Stevie Ray Vaughan's old partners Tommy Shannon/Chris Layton and guests like Lou Ann Barton and Steve James, the Angola-born Mindelis pays tribute to some of his Texas Blues heroes. Also influenced by Jimmy Page, the man from Sao Paolo is a more than rewarding new bluesrock discovery.
Roomful of Blues' self-titled 1977 disc on Island Records, produced by Joel Dorn and the great Doc Pomus, reveals a powerful and entertaining approach to material from Noble "Thin Man" Watts, Chick Willis, Aaron Walker, Lou Willie Turner, and others. Duke Robillard's authentic vocal and guitar lead with authority, the group performing these solid blues with the precision of jazz greats……
With their fusion of blues, rock & roll, and R&B, the Fabulous Thunderbirds helped popularize roadhouse Texas blues with a mass audience in the '80s and, in the process, they helped kick-start a blues revival during the mid-'80s.
This critically acclaimed documentary celebrates the illustrious history of the club as well as its founder/owner, lifetime blues devotee Clifford Antone. Antone, who passed away in 2006 was one of the pioneers of showcasing the blues and this film gives a valuable insight into the many iconic performances that graced his stage.