Join Alan Paul and Andy Aledort in the SOPAC Loft for a conversation and book signing followed by a killer set of Stevie Ray Vaughan music in celebration of their instant New York Times bestseller, Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the definitive biography of the late guitar legend.
Paul and Aledort are bandmates in Friends Of The Brothers, the best celebration of the Allman Brothers there is. Backing the musical authors is a stellar rhythm section of drummer Lee Finkelstein (Original Blues Brothers, Tower of Power) and bassist Brett Bass (Gregg Allman).
Paul is the author of One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band and Big in China: My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing. He has also written for Guitar World, Wall Street Journal and Slam.
Aledort toured with the Dickey Betts Band for twelve years and has been a regular participant in the Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tours, appearing with Paul Rodgers, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Mick Taylor, Mitch Mitchell, Billy Cox, Robert Randolph and others. He’s also performed and recorded many times with Double Trouble, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section of Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton.
The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan
This instant New York Times bestseller is the first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan, and foreword and afterword by Double Trouble’s Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon.
Just a few years after he almost died from a severe addiction to cocaine and alcohol, a clean and sober Vaughan was riding high. His last album was his most critically lauded and commercially successful. He had fulfilled a lifelong dream by collaborating with his first and greatest musical hero, his brother Jimmie. His tumultuous marriage was over, and he was in a new and healthy romantic relationship. Vaughan seemed poised for a new, limitless chapter of his life and career.
Instead, it all came to a shocking and sudden end on August 27, 1990, when he was killed in a helicopter crash following a dynamic performance with Eric Clapton. Just 35 years old, he left behind a powerful musical legacy and an endless stream of “what ifs.” In the ensuing 29 years, Vaughan’s legend and acclaim have only grown and he is now an undisputed 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 provides the unadulterated truth about Vaughan from those who knew him best: his brother Jimmie, his Double Trouble bandmates Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Reese Wynans and many other close friends, family members, girlfriends, fellow musicians, managers and crew members.
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