Maryport Line-Up

Posted on: Saturday, Apr 19, 2008


Friday July 25th to Sunday July 27th

Legendary blues guitarist, Jimmie Vaughan will headline the Saturday night with an exclusive UK performance

Jools Holland and the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra  will feature Marc Almond, Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall in their performance on Sunday July 27th.

One of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world, Jimmie Vaughan will headline the Saturday night at the Maryport Blues Festival.  This will be the only performance by Jimmie Vaughan in the UK this year.
Jimmie  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) and is a mulitiple Grammy award recipient.
Jimmie will be performing with his  Tilt-A-Whirl band consisting of the great drummer George Rains, rhythm guitarist Billy Pitman, and Hammond B-3 organ player Bill Willis,  and as an added bonus will be joined by joined by Austin’s Queen of The Blues, Lou Ann Barton .
Vaughan’s life is synonymous with music. He picked up the guitar at 13, after he was sidelined by a football injury. By 15, he had started a band and by 16 had opened for Jimi Hendrix in Dallas. In the mid-1970s, he founded the Fabulous Thunderbirds. The band went on to storm the pop charts with the song “Tuff Enough” (1986) and record eight albums, including T-Bird Rhythm (1982), Tuff Enuff (1986), Hot Number (1987), and Powerful Stuff (1989). In 1990, he recorded Family Style with Stevie Ray Vaughan. (His brother died in a helicopter crash later that year.)

Vaughan then embarked on a solo career. With his Tilt-A-Whirl Band, he released Strange Pleasure (1994), Out There (1998), and Do You Get The Blues? (2001). In 2003, he released a career retrospective, Essential Jimmie Vaughan. As a guest musician, he has played with some of the biggest names in music — and appeared on Bob Dylan’s Under the Red Sky, Carlos Santana’s Havana Moon, Willie Nelson’s Milk Cow Blues, and B.B. King & Eric Clapton’s Riding with the King. Vaughan has won four Grammy Awards, most recently for Do You Get The Blues? (Best Traditional Blues Album).



April 20th, 2008 at 14:37
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Ha, ha! Who on earth writes these press handouts – “an international roots-blues rock seansation” – covered a few bases with that one! I would just say one of the best blues guitar players of all time!


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April 21st, 2008 at 03:49
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Whoa, can’t wait to see Marc Almond get down!
Oops maybe I’d better rephrase that…