Thread: Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan

AlPaul - 3/12/2019 at 07:20 PM

Hey guys,

Wanted to let you all know that my next project is a Stevie Ray Vaughan bio. Texas Flood is a co-write with Andy Aledort, who interviewed Stevie four times. It's in the same oral history format as One Way Out. We've been working on it for years and did hundreds of interviews, including countless with Jimmie, Chris, Tommy and Reese.

Chris Layton wrote Foreword, Tommy Shannon wrote Afterword Jimmie V wrote an Epilogue.

It also includes about 170 photos, including many from Jimmie and other family members, as well as personal images from Chris, Tommy and several crew members.

It comes out August 13. We have a cool little gift for preorders, which are a HUGE help if you'e planning on buying the book anyhow. If you do, send POP to me with your address and we'll get it out. Unfortunately, currently North America only.

You can preorder it from Amazon here:
https://amzn.to/2DSrse8

Or from other places here:
bit.ly/TexasFloodSRV

[Edited on 3/12/2019 by AlPaul]

[Edited on 3/12/2019 by AlPaul]


AlPaul - 3/12/2019 at 07:22 PM

Just starting to get some blurbs in from advance readers:

"Soul Brother Stevie Ray Vaughan was a force of nature! His fearless, furious and elegant approach to the guitar was breathtaking. Texas Flood helps you understand both the player and the person. We are grateful for the gifts he left for us all. We thank God for the Vaughan family; Jimmie and Stevie are both astonishing."
―Carlos Santana

“A must read for any true fan of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and required reading for anyone with a beating heart. This book is an extremely moving account of one the greatest guitarists to have ever walked the planet. What I learned about Stevie’s life from each chapter has made me appreciate his gift to us even more. I didn’t think that was possible.” ―Joe Satriani

“Like all great bluesmen, Stevie Ray Vaughan is a bit of a mystery―a guitar-playing genius who hid in plain sight under the shadowy brim of his trademark hat. In this very fine book, two of our best music journalists, Alan Paul and Andy Aledort, shed much-needed light on this brilliant enigma by speaking to those that knew him best. It is essential reading for SRV fans, guitar freaks, blues aficionados and anyone interested in classic rock history.”

―Brad Tolinski, author of Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound and Revolution of the Electric Guitar


Dino - 3/13/2019 at 12:02 AM

Fantastic AP . really looking forward to this.
Texas Flood and Couldn't Stand the Weather hit me like a one two
punch and renewed my faith!! I went on to see SRV 10 or 12 times.
there were a few rough shows mixed in while he battled addiction but
i really loved the guy. Just pre-ordered from Amazon.


MACONMUSIC - 3/13/2019 at 01:02 AM

Thank God SRV came along when he did, he almost singlehandedly reopened the blues floodgates after all the b.s. pop music of the early-mid 80’s and made it possible for the ABB and others in that genre to resurrect themselves and introduce a new generation to the blues. R.I.P. S.R.V., forever missed.


jparadise - 3/13/2019 at 01:32 PM

Done. Love your work Alan.


Yankeefan01 - 3/13/2019 at 03:25 PM

quote:
Hey guys,

Wanted to let you all know that my next project is a Stevie Ray Vaughan bio. Texas Flood is a co-write with Andy Aledort, who interviewed Stevie four times. It's in the same oral history format as One Way Out. We've been working on it for years and did hundreds of interviews, including countless with Jimmie, Chris, Tommy and Reese.

Chris Layton wrote Foreword, Tommy Shannon wrote Afterword Jimmie V wrote an Epilogue.

It also includes about 170 photos, including many from Jimmie and other family members, as well as personal images from Chris, Tommy and several crew members.

It comes out August 13. We have a cool little gift for preorders, which are a HUGE help if you'e planning on buying the book anyhow. If you do, send POP to me with your address and we'll get it out. Unfortunately, currently North America only.

You can preorder it from Amazon here:
https://amzn.to/2DSrse8

Or from other places here:
bit.ly/TexasFloodSRV

[Edited on 3/12/2019 by AlPaul]


[Edited on 3/12/2019 by AlPaul]


Would love to, what's a POP?


AlPaul - 3/13/2019 at 03:42 PM

quote:
what's a POP?


Sorry.. proof of purchase.. a receipt.


shep66 - 3/14/2019 at 12:18 AM

quote:
quote:
what's a POP?


Sorry.. proof of purchase.. a receipt.


Thanks Alan. I'm in, can't wait to read another definitive biography.


AlPaul - 3/14/2019 at 02:23 PM

Thanks guys. Anyone with questions or whatnot, please feel free to email anytime: alanpaulgw AT gmail.


BoytonBrother - 3/14/2019 at 08:32 PM

Al, what's your strategy for finding the right time and place to sit down and write? Do you have a certain time of day? A place that you go that inspires you?


AlPaul - 3/15/2019 at 06:35 PM

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Al, what's your strategy for finding the right time and place to sit down and write? Do you have a certain time of day? A place that you go that inspires you?


No answer to that exactly. I have a nice home office and I mostly write here. I like having my stereo and my view of a little park and all my mushrooms, Buddhas and photos surrounding me. But I've done plenty of writing in cafes, libraries and even on my kitchen counter over the years. Sometimes you need to get away from phone calls, email, twitter, Facebook, ABB Boards.

I also do a lot of writing late at night while my family is asleep, usually sipping green tea, tequila or mezcal. I did this more when my kids were younger and days were more hectic, but always end up doing a lot of late night oil burning as book deadlines approach.


BoytonBrother - 3/15/2019 at 06:57 PM

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I also do a lot of writing late at night while my family is asleep, usually sipping green tea, tequila or mezcal. I did this more when my kids were younger and days were more hectic, but always end up doing a lot of late night oil burning as book deadlines approach.


For a typical Guitar World article, about how many days from start to finish does it take, with research, interviews, the actual writing, editing, proofing, etc? And how many hours per day on average do you work on it?


Fretsman - 3/15/2019 at 07:02 PM

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Sometimes you need to get away from phone calls, email, twitter, Facebook, ABB Boards.



Amen Brother, Heh heh,


Seachild - 3/15/2019 at 07:09 PM

I pre-ordered a few days ago and messaged Alan, and sure enough I received a letter from him today. Thanks for the gift, and keep up the good work. I'm looking forward to the book release!


AlPaul - 3/15/2019 at 07:10 PM

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For a typical Guitar World article, about how many days from start to finish does it take, with research, interviews, the actual writing, editing, proofing, etc? And how many hours per day on average do you work on it?


I don't think there's anything typical. TBH, the $ is worse than it used to be and I feel my time is more valuable. so there's a certain amount of "how much time can I give this?" But that never really happens because in the end I feel that anything with my name on it has to be up to snuff. That's why I've stopped agreeing to do things for free unless I really believe in it. I've dashed things off as a favor to someone, then seen it all over the place online and I don't think it's up to my standards and feel bad. The web has flattened the differences between large and small publications.

And then when it's something I care deeply about and have emotional involvement... all calculations are out the door. I spent an awful lot of hours on Derek and Susan article that will be out in a few weeks. If you broke it down by hour, it would make no sense at all, but I'm not going to half ass a story on them.


BoytonBrother - 3/15/2019 at 08:07 PM

Good stuff. Thanks!


meandean - 3/20/2019 at 02:29 AM

Hey Al, got a letter in the mail from you only a couple days after emailing you my receipt. Thanks for hooking me up. Appreciate it!


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