Jimmie Vaughan

Folksinger Michael Johnathon’s WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour continues taping its new season of shows at Lexington’s historic Lyric Theatre in October, welcoming to the stage a nice variety of performing musicians and songwriters, including guitar virtuoso Jimmie Vaughan (Oct. 18), a four time GRAMMY winning musician from Austin, Texas who is the older brother of the great Stevie Ray Vaughn. Plus, IBMA winning fiddle champion Becky Buller with singer-songwriter Erin McKeown (Oct.

Blues guitarists have been the foundation of American music for more than a hundred years, back to early acoustic musicians performing in the Deep South. The evolution of the blues has been one of the truly captivating legacies of popular music in America, from early jazz to even country and, to everlasting success, rock ’n’ roll.

A decade ago Jimmie Vaughan released his definitive album Blues, Ballads and Favorites. It was a stunning collection of 15 of his favorite songs, from Billy Emerson’s “The Pleasure’s All Mine” to Willie Nelson’s “Funny How Time Slips Away,” and featured guest vocals from band members Lou Ann Barton and Bill Willis. Vaughan followed the album up in 2011 with More Blues, Ballads and Favorites, digging deep into the music that had helped shape his life in the blues.

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