Saturday, August 17 at 2 PM
ALAN PAUL & ANDY ALEDORT
speaking & signing
Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan
ABOUT TEXAS FLOOD
The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan.
A clean and sober Stevie Ray Vaughan seemed poised for a new, limitless chapter of his life and career just a few years after his severe addiction to cocaine and alcohol almost killed him. Years of sibling rivalry with big brother Jimmie, his first and greatest musical hero, were behind him, and their first collaborative album was complete and on the verge of being released. His tumultuous marriage was over and he was deeply in love with a supportive, creative woman. His last album had been his most successful, both critically and commercially.
Instead, it all came screeching to a sudden end, when Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash on August 27, 1990, after that evening’s dynamic performance with Eric Clapton, leaving an endless stream of What Ifs. He was just 35 years old. In the ensuing 28 years, Vaughan’s legend and acclaim have only grown; he is an international musical icon. Despite the cinematic scope of Vaughan’s life and death, there has never been a truly proper accounting of his story. Until now.
Texas Flood will provide the unadulterated facts about Stevie Ray Vaughan from those who were with him throughout every stage of his life and career and who knew him best: his brother Jimmie, his Double Trouble bandmates Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Reese Wynans, and many other close friends, girlfriends, fellow musicians, crew members and managers.
ABOUT ALAN PAUL
Alan Paul is the author of the New York Times bestseller One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band, which was widely hailed as the definitive book on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band. He is a regular guest on radio shows and is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and Guitar World.
ABOUT ANDY ALEDORT
Andy Aledort is recognized as an essential contributor to the international music scene for his work as a journalist, instructor and performer for the last 35 years. Over that span of time he has conducted hundreds of interviews and lessons with the world’s greatest guitarists for publications such as Guitar World, Guitar for the Practicing Magician, and many others. He has toured and recorded with original Jimi Hendrix band mates Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles, with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble featuring Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon, and with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band. He has also sold over one million guitar instruction DVDs and teaches via online sites such as Truefire as well as privately.
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