Grammy-winning blues guitar legend
Jimmie Vaughan is far more than one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the music world and a three-time Grammy winner. As Guitar Player magazine described him, “he is a virtual deity — a living legend.” Growing up in nearby Oak Cliff, Jimmie was weaned on classic Top 40 radio, vintage blues, early rock-and-roll, rhythm and blues, and the coolest jazz of the day on powerhouse Dallas AM radio stations, where personalities like Wolfman Jack sparked a youth revolution. After he was sidelined by a football injury in his teens, Jimmie turned to guitar and also began tutoring his young brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan, who would cite Jimmie as his biggest inspiration and influence throughout his amazing career. Jimmie earned status of his own among his legendary guitar-playing heroes while spearheading a blues revival with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, the band he recorded eight albums with prior to leaving the group in 1990. He released his first solo album in 1994 and cemented his reputation as a master musician. Jimmie Vaughan’s style is deceptively simple yet a complex attack on music that conveys a raw emotion that’s powerful and accessible. His approach has earned him guest appearances on recordings with artists that include B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana and Don Henley. Jimmie’s sixth solo album, Jimmie Vaughan Plays Blues, Ballads and Favorites, was released in 2010.
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Levitt Pavilion General Information:
Concerts are FREE and family friendly, except for the 38 Special concert on Oct. 5, which requires a ticket purchase. The Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram St. in Founders Plaza on the corner of Abram and Center streets. For directions and parking, please see Directions & Parking. The Levitt is an open-lawn seating, outdoor concert venue. Visitors to the FREE concerts should bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Picnics and coolers are welcome to the FREE concerts. Please do not bring glass containers to the Levitt. Concessions are sold at the Levitt, including beer and wine. For additional information, please visit our FAQs, call the 24-hour information line at 817.543.4301, or email email@example.com.