Jimmie Vaughan Surprises Conan O'Brien
Jimmie Vaughan appeared for a surprise performance on May 13 at McFarlin Auditorium, the Dallas stop of Conan O'Brien's "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour."
Vaughan gave a performance of "Dirty Work at the Crossroads" from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival: 2007, as well as "Comin' & Goin'," and "The Pleasure's All Mine" off his upcoming July 6 Shout! Factory debut, Blues, Ballads and Favorites.
The album is Dallas-born Vaughan's first solo release in 9 years, and was produced by the artist in Austin. The newest offering by the co-founder of the iconic, still-missed Fabulous Thunderbirds spotlights a wild array of tunes originally recorded by the likes of Roy Milton, Jimmy Reed and Little Richard, and Willie Nelson.
Vaughan relishes the opportunity to pass these songs down to a new generation of blues fans. But mostly he just enjoys singing and playing these songs that have traveled with him throughout the decades. For Jimmie Vaughan music has always been about one thing: having a good ol' time. "It's 120% American and I just love it," he says. "It's fun."
Vaughan is touring nationally in support of the album throughout the fall, including a performance at BB Kings in New York on May 19, Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago on June 24, and Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago on June 26.
JIMMIE VAUGHAN TOUR DATES
May 19 New York, NY – BB Kings
May 20 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont
May 21 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
May 23 Annapolis, MD – Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
June 1 - June 5 European Tour
June 18 St. Louis, MO – Beale on Broadway
June 19 Aurora, IL – Fox Festival
June 20 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
June 22 Lewiston, NY – Artpark Show
June 24 Chicago, IL - Legends
June 26 Chicago, IL – Toyota Arena – Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival
July 2 – July 24 European Tour
August 20 Edmonton, AB Canada – Heritage Amphitheatre
October 16 Mansfield, TX – Historic Mansfield Music Festival
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