Posted on: Saturday, Apr 19, 2008
THE 10TH MARYPORT BLUES FESTIVAL 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).