Home Dick Dale Los Straitjackets Maria Muldaur It's A Beautiful Day Surf Riders In The Sky Pink Floyd
The Ventures Robby Krieger Spanky & Our Gang Don McLean Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Austin Music Don Walser Jimmie Vaughan
Leo Kottke Dickey Betts The Moody Blues Edgar Winter Freddy Fender & Doug Sahm Cindy The 5th Dimension  
Eric Burdon Leon Russell John Mayall Johnny Winter Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials Potpourri Ronnie Dawson  



Jimmie Vaughan is an international roots-blues rock sensation, having founded The Fabulous Thunderbirds, toured globally for years, and played with the greatest musicians of all time (including brother Stevie Ray Vaughan).  He is a Grammy Award recipient. 

I had seen Jimmie Vaughan a few times before, such as at BB King's Blues Festival, Sea World, San Antonio Texas September 19, 1997, as well as Antone's, Austin, Texas, but on July 6, 2004, I had the privilege of seeing him up close at The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia.  As an added bonus, Austin's Queen of The Blues, Lou Ann Barton was on tour, belting out her classic hits and looking fine in her black form fitting pants.

Jimmie's Tilt-A-Whirl band consisting of drummer great George Rains, rhythm guitarist Billy Pitman, and Hammond B-3 organ player Bill Willis, joined by Nick Curran, an R&B and jump blues artist out of Austin,  made for a wonderful, well received performance!

Jimmie is part of a musical dynasty that includes his legendary guitar playing brother Stevie Ray, who as any that follow guitar know, left this world way too soon.

Jimmie (and Lou Ann Barton) carry on the rich tradition of Texas Blues, and based on what I saw at The Birchmere, have a lot of mileage left.

Also, don't miss my Austin music scene website area for more photos of Jimmy, Lou Ann, and Austin artists.

Jimmie has a website with tour information, photos, and merchandise, so check it out.

Jimmie Vaughan along with Lou Ann Barton and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band Lou Ann Barton

She has a deep powerful voice and looks great!

Jimmie Vaughan guitar technique

Lou Ann Barton

Jimmie and the band
Drummer great, George Rains.  George hails from Fort Worth, Texas but calls Austin home.  He has played with the best, and for good reason--he is the best! Bill Willis on the Hammond B-3 organ (with built in bass). Billy Pitman, rhythm guitar, has been touring with Jimmie since 1996, and lives in Los Angeles, California.  Nick Curran, an R&B and jump blues artist out of Austin, was having the time of his life playing with Jimmie, Lou Ann, and the group. Jimmie and the band.

Jimmie's special pointy toe performing boots.

Jimmie posing with me and signing my surfboard signs, which I have artists sign at various concerts I attend.  They are a big hit.  Thanks Jimmie for taking time to sign and pose! Jimmie with Mark Wenner, founder of The Nighthawks, a 30 year plus Washington, D.C. area based "roots rock" band.  Many years ago, Mark helped introduce Jimmie's band The Fabulous Thunderbirds to the D.C. area, and in turn, Jimmie did the same in Austin, Texas. 
Top Of Page