Jimmie Vaughan and The Tilt-A-Whirl Band
- Presented By: Long Center for the Performing Arts
- Dates: June 15, 2023
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Price: $29, $39, & $75 (plus fees)
In true Texas fashion, four-time Grammy-winner Jimmie Vaughan has helped breathe new life into the music that has been his lifeline all these decades, becoming a hero to those who cherish America's real gift to musical history. When he 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 the 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.
Jimmie is the older brother of the late Texas Blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. He’s best known for his hits “Six Strings Down”, “Dengue Woman Blues,” “Don’t Cha Know,” and more. This year, he celebrates his life in the blues and on the road with The Jimmie Vaughan Story, a special limited-edition box set and book including over 200 photos covering his life and the breadth of his remarkable career. And yet, 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, has been there since the start, and will stay there forever.