About the Event
Born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Austin since he was 2 years of age, Tyrone Vaughan is the son of Jimmie Vaughan, the founder and guitar player of The Fabulous Thunderbirds and nephew of legendary blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Tyrone grew up in the fast-rising music scene in Austin Texas and was heavily influenced by many blues musicians. Muddy Waters gave him a harmonica at an early age and his uncle Stevie Ray Vaughan would give him his first two guitars. Young Vaughan would also get to see Bobby “Blue” Bland, Albert Collins, Eddie “Hound Dog” Taylor, James Brown, Otis Rush, and many others.
Fast forward 35 years and Tyrone was asked to join Cyril Neville’s Royal Southern Brotherhood. The Neville Brother and The Meter’s vocalist would go on to write 3 songs “I Wanna Be Free”, “Can’t Waste My Time”, “Where There’s Smoke” and record two albums with Vaughan on Ruf Records.
These records “Don’t Look Back” (2015) release was captured at legendary Fame studios in Muscle Shoals and the 2016 release “The Royal Gospel” cut at Dockside Studios in Louisiana. Neville and Vaughan would then spend two years on the road covering three continents and over twenty countries. Vaughan was able to make a name for himself internationally after doing six European tours.
Now Tyrone is back playing as his own front-man playing and singing Texas blues as only a Texan can with a new blues album to be released in 2020. Also check out his fathers Grammy award winning album “Do You Get the Blues?” Tyrone writes “Without You” and performs on the 2001 release from Jimmie Vaughan.
Side Notes: Tyrone has played with Billy F. Gibbons Double Trouble, Doyle Bramhall Sr. and Doyle Jr., John Popper, The Neville Brothers, Little Jimmy King, Eric Gales, David Grissom, Pinetop Perkins, Jimmie Vaughan, Derek Trucks, and the Robert Randolph Band. Tyrone was inducted into the Texas Blues Hall of Fame in 2019. In 2001 he became a Grammy Award winning writer on “Best Blues” Album by Jimmie Vaughan.