Thread: Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan Tuesday 8/13

AlPaul - 8/6/2019 at 07:21 PM

Guys, Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan will be released next Tuesday, 8/13.

I wrote this one with Andy Aledort, who interviewed Stevie 5 times.

There's a cool excerpt live on Rolling Stone Online focused on Stevie's work and subsequent fall out with David Bowie: http://bit.ly/2MEy2tx

It's in the same oral history format as One Way Out. If you're likely to buy it, doing it before release or during the first week is a big help to us.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DSrse8

Signed copies: http://bit.ly/2YRaMva

Many others: bit.ly/TexasFloodSRV

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About the book:
The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan, foreword by drummer Chris "Whipper" Layton, and afterword by bassist Tommy Shannon.

Just a few years after he almost died from a severe addiction to cocaine and alcohol, a clean and sober Stevie Ray Vaughan was riding high. His last album was his most critically lauded and commercially successful. He had fulfilled a lifelong dream by collaborating with his first and greatest musical hero, his brother Jimmie. His tumultuous marriage was over and he was in a new and healthy romantic relationship. Vaughan seemed poised for a new, limitless chapter of his life and career.

Instead, it all came to a shocking and sudden end on August 27, 1990, when he was killed in a helicopter crash following a dynamic performance with Eric Clapton. Just 35 years old, he left behind a powerful musical legacy and an endless stream of What Ifs. In the ensuing 29 years, Vaughan’s legend and acclaim have only grown and he is now an undisputed international musical icon. Despite the cinematic scope of Vaughan’s life and death, there has never been a truly proper accounting of his story. Until now.

Texas Flood provides the unadulterated truth about Stevie Ray Vaughan from those who knew him best: his brother Jimmie, his Double Trouble bandmates Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Reese Wynans, and many other close friends, family members, girlfriends, fellow musicians, managers and crew members.

"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

“Texas Flood provides handy insight into how Stevie Ray Vaughan became a modern day avatar for guitar slingers and music fans the world over. Stevie devoured life in no uncertain terms and his intriguing intensity comes through with a loud and clear message in this remarkable work.”
Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top

“I learned a lot reading Texas Flood, which is a well-written, well-informed accounting of someone who not only kept the blues alive but changed the future of guitar.”
Warren Haynes

“Texas Flood is a great book. It gave me a clear outside perspective into what was the center of my life, and offers a good look at Stevie and Jimmie’s relationship: deeply endearing, often unseen. Good work guys.”
Chris Layton, Double Trouble

“Texas Flood is by far the best book ever written about Stevie. It not only tells the story of Stevie’s career as a musician, it really captures him as a human being. That is what has been missing in every book about him till now. His whole life unfolds through these pages from beginning to end. It’s a great book.”
Tommy Shannon, Double Trouble

"Deep reporting makes this a treasure trove for anyone interested in the blues and Vaughan's place within popular music."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Fans will be thrilled with this intelligent, informative, and enlightening biography of the guitar great."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Riveting...Vaughan deserved this book, and, as it should, the content will stay with readers long after the last note has sounded....This is the book fans have been waiting for."
Library Journal (starred review)

"A must for Vaughan and blues fans."
Booklist

"The authors tell the story of Stevie Ray through quotes from the people who knew him best. And what a story it is!! Even I learned a lot reading all the details in Texas Flood."
Reese Wynans, Double Trouble




[Edited on 8/6/2019 by AlPaul]


JimSheridan - 8/6/2019 at 07:46 PM

This was already on my shopping list because I dug SRV and because Al Paul did a great job with “One Way Out.”

However, the fact that SRV’s band mates gave this the thumbs up is important too.


StratDal - 8/6/2019 at 11:26 PM

Well done! Mrs. Strat and I are big SRV fans plus we love to read. Cheers!


PeachNutt - 8/6/2019 at 11:40 PM

I just ordered it - can't wait to read it....


shep66 - 8/7/2019 at 01:51 AM

Alan, can't wait for it's release next week. Didn't know the real reason he left the Bowie tour until now. Can't wait to read it. He was and is my all time favorite Blues guitarist.

Really appreciate you and Andy taking the time and effort to put this together.



[Edited on 8/7/2019 by shep66]


AlPaul - 8/7/2019 at 03:22 AM

Thanks. I really can't wait for you all to read it.


Yankeefan01 - 8/7/2019 at 04:48 PM

Ordered it a couple of months ago and chompin' at the bit for it.


crazyjoe - 8/10/2019 at 04:56 PM

Cool little article here.

austin360: Texas Flood: the story of Stevie Ray Vaughan, according to who knew him best.
https://www.austin360.com/entertainmentlife/20190809/texas-flood-story-of-s tevie-ray-vaughan-according-to-who-knew-him-best


IF - 8/10/2019 at 05:53 PM

Just ordered three copies, one for myself and two as gifts for friends.


PhotoRon286 - 8/10/2019 at 09:20 PM

Looking forward to reading this.

Props to Alan & Andy.

And many thanks from an SRV fan.


PhotoRon286 - 8/10/2019 at 09:27 PM

Ordered.


AlPaul - 8/10/2019 at 10:01 PM

Thanks guys.

I can't wait for this to get out there. It's been a very intensive project and I'm very proud of it.

Here's another review that I think captured a lot and left me a bit speechless:

https://t.co/toefaHWBey

"Its heart is his absence, and its accomplishment is that it causes us to feel the full weight of his loss. In that, the book is its own kind of blues: stirring, cathartic, and real."


WaitinForRain - 8/10/2019 at 11:50 PM

Waiting eagerly to find a copy on my Kindle DL list!

Anyone read the 2 volume bio of SRV??
Is that also worth owning?

Sign me,
Late to the srv printed word party.


redhouse1969 - 8/12/2019 at 01:09 PM

Alan,

really looking forward to this. Thanks in advance for your work & diligence towards the book.

A lot of musicians/performers become legends/immortal after passing at an early age. Rightly so for some, others it is simply because they left early & become a flash point in time.

Stevie was simply great & perhaps the greatest. His stature & legacy was set before he left us and his death only left us wanting want can't be. - Can you imagine what his set would have been like at the first Clapton Crossroads Festival in Dallas?


AlPaul - 8/12/2019 at 02:24 PM

quote:
Anyone read the 2 volume bio of SRV??
Is that also worth owning?


They are more like reference books. a lot of great information. There are some mistakes and issues with a few things...but mostly great info just laid out. Yes if you're hardcore enough. These books were helpful guides for us as we researched and wrote certain parts, but learned to doublecheck everything.

quote:
Can you imagine what his set would have been like at the first Clapton Crossroads Festival in Dallas?



Man, he would have burned a hole in the ground and everyone else would have been 10 degrees better or risked humiliation. The thing about Stevie is HE NEVER MAILED IT IN. Not a note. Other than a short period where his substance abuse really caught up with him, he was one with his instrument and played like nothing else ever mattered before or after.


redhouse1969 - 8/12/2019 at 05:43 PM

quote:
Can you imagine what his set would have been like at the first Clapton Crossroads Festival in Dallas?



Man, he would have burned a hole in the ground and everyone else would have been 10 degrees better or risked humiliation. The thing about Stevie is HE NEVER MAILED IT IN. Not a note. Other than a short period where his substance abuse really caught up with him, he was one with his instrument and played like nothing else ever mattered before or after.


You got that right! Thanks again for putting this material out to the world.


IF - 8/14/2019 at 01:54 AM

Received my copy today...


adhill58 - 8/14/2019 at 12:35 PM

Just ordered a copy for a friend of mine who is a guitar player and loves SRV. I hope this is as well done as "One Way Out".


Thanks for doing what you do, Mr. Paul!!!!!!!!


PeachNutt - 8/14/2019 at 09:53 PM

Enjoying it tremendously!!!


WaitinForRain - 8/15/2019 at 03:11 AM

I got mine today!

Thanks for the lowdown on the 2 volume, I'd rather read AP&AA than a bunch of chronology from somebody who's insanely detailed....

Signing off to crack open the book!

Edit: been pulling out my phone all day to read a few pages while I walk in between the different units at work.
Can't put it down.

If you don't have a copy of this and you like SRV you need one!

[Edited on 8/16/2019 by WaitinForRain]

Happily burned the midnight oil and the better part of the afternoon finishing the book. Couldn't put it down. Plus, had to keep you-tubing cuts that went with the narrative.

Great read!
Thanks to AP and AA for bringing such a caring inside touch to the man, SRV, his life and music.

[Edited on 8/17/2019 by WaitinForRain]


shep66 - 8/17/2019 at 10:04 PM

quote:
I got mine today!

Thanks for the lowdown on the 2 volume, I'd rather read AP&AA than a bunch of chronology from somebody who's insanely detailed....

Signing off to crack open the book!

Edit: been pulling out my phone all day to read a few pages while I walk in between the different units at work.
Can't put it down.

If you don't have a copy of this and you like SRV you need one!

[Edited on 8/16/2019 by WaitinForRain]

Happily burned the midnight oil and the better part of the afternoon finishing the book. Couldn't put it down. Plus, had to keep you-tubing cuts that went with the narrative.

Great read!
Thanks to AP and AA for bringing such a caring inside touch to the man, SRV, his life and music.

[Edited on 8/17/2019 by WaitinForRain] [/quote

Been on the road this week. Looking forward to getting home and reading tomorrow. I also hit up youtube while reading.


allmansrvvegas - 8/18/2019 at 05:59 PM

Loved your book, Mr. Paul!!!!


It was cool to read that SRV saw the original ABB lineup in 1971. Also, that Gregg took part of SRV AA meeting when they were touring in 1987.

I'll tell you that when I was getting toward the end of the book. I was getting sadden because I knew the end was coming. But to read all the good thing he was doing after getting clean, just made more devastating. I been listening more SRV music again after reading you book.

On side note, and kind of a selfness question, too. Did you by any chance ask if there was any more soundboard recording from his last concert? The only song to appear is the instrumental song "Riviera Paradise."

Riviera Paradise (8/26/1990)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTAFMmCkOmM

[Edited on 8/18/2019 by allmansrvvegas]


AlPaul - 8/19/2019 at 03:04 PM

Thanks everyone It's been a heck of a ride and less than a week since release. We just had a fantastic 4-day trip through Huston, Dallas and Austin. Met or saw agin a bunch of Stevie's family, friends and bandmates. Three book readings and signings. One live show.

Some responses:

quote:

It was cool to read that SRV saw the original ABB lineup in 1971. Also, that Gregg took part of SRV AA meeting when they were touring in 1987.


Yes! That ABB show had a huge impact on Stevie. It got him playing slide and it's why Blackbird had two drummers, two lead guitars and an organ. There is def. more ABB content in the book because of my predispositions.

quote:
when I was getting toward the end of the book. I was getting sadden because I knew the end was coming. But to read all the good thing he was doing after getting clean, just made more devastating. I been listening more SRV music again after reading you book.

It was had to write and remains hard even for me to read. Getting deep into how profoundly stevie not only changed his life but changed so many others profoundly impacted me. I have been a better person.

quote:
On side note, and kind of a selfness question, too. Did you by any chance ask if there was any more soundboard recording from his last concert? The only song to appear is the instrumental song "Riviera Paradise."

I really don't think there are. Pity.


WarEagleRK - 8/20/2019 at 01:27 AM

Picked up the book last week, just started reading it yesterday. Glad to have it, can't wait to dig into it.


Yankeefan01 - 8/20/2019 at 05:10 PM

About 20% into the book and lovin' it Alan. Really like the format of quotes from people and a paragraphs of Andy and your observations and input.

How big of a book tour are you doing? Coming to the Western New York area by chance.


redlegs - 8/20/2019 at 05:26 PM

ordered today. love your stuff AP. One way out i've reread several times and I really enjoyed Big in China. Keep doin' what you do. Thanks!!!!!


PeachNutt - 8/20/2019 at 09:56 PM

I'm reading it very slowly, deliberately, and savoring every bit of it.


AlPaul - 8/23/2019 at 03:20 PM

Thanks guys. The reception has been great and it's been a joy to go around the country talking about Stevie and sharing the passion with fans.

Last week we went to Houston, Dallas and Houston. Lots of Vaughan family members at our Dallas event and many friends and some family in Austin. Tommy Shannon in the front row and signed with us for an hour afterwards.

Found out Weds the book made the best seller's list. A great personal accomplishment for Andy and me but truly just thrilling to help put Stevie back in the public eye, where he belongs!

Thanks for the support.

Did some really cool spotify and Itunes playlists here:

https://read.macmillan.com/lp/texas-flood-spotify-playlists/

Chapter by chapter tunes that really enhance the reading experience.


WaitinForRain - 8/23/2019 at 05:14 PM

I stayed up way too late last night watching Johnny Winter you tubes.

Reflecting back, I'm surprised there wasn't more about Johnny Winter in the SRV book.
Did they ever jam together in Austin? Did anyone ever roll tape?

Johnny's camp weighs in:

Winter also paved the way for a lot of blues guitarists, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, who Nelson says never gave Winter proper credit. “He liked Stevie Ray Vaughan, he loved his playing,” Nelson says. “Johnny’s musicians ended up being Stevie’s. Tommy Shannon, was Johnny’s first. Johnny played with all these drummers and bass players before any of these others.”


"But Nelson did get Winter to acknowledge that every time Vaughan was in town he’d come by and learn riffs. “And once I heard that, I went back and listened to Stevie Ray and I hear Johnny Winter turnarounds, and I hear Johnny Winter phrasing. But Stevie Ray Vaughan never acknowledged that in interviews, it was always Hendrix, Albert King. But there’s a lot more Johnny in Vaughan than was publicized. And I think that’s why Johnny feels a little shortchanged as far as being absent from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s influence list.”

[Edited on 8/23/2019 by WaitinForRain]


AndyAledort - 8/24/2019 at 02:52 PM

Stevie did talk to me about Johnny and said that he loved Johnny's playing and that Johnny was an influence on him. Here's part of that conversation:
AA: Was Johnny Winter ever an influence for you?
SRV: Yes, in different ways. Mostly, it was later on. I just didn't hear him that much, early on. I listened to him after I knew Tommy [Shannon].
So to say he never mentioned that Johnny was an influence--and that it may have been a slight--is incorrect.

Andy


AndyAledort - 8/24/2019 at 02:56 PM

And I would also like to offer a huge thank you to everyone here for their wonderful reception to the Stevie book. As Alan has stated, it was a true labor of love for us both and so wonderful to be in Texas with his family and fellow band members this part weekend. Thanks everyone! Check out the audiobook too, it's awesome: https://read.macmillan.com/texas-flood-audiobook/


WaitinForRain - 8/24/2019 at 07:03 PM

Well back in the days of 'analog interviews' it may be that Johnny didn't happen to see one where he got mentioned. There could be a difference between being mentioned at all, and being mentioned regularly.

without Johnny here to elucidate, it's hard to say.

I googled around and found ongoing debate about JW vs SRV ad nauseam so I'm almost sorry I asked.

it's safe to say they ran in the same circles and jammed with each other and all the same people.
I wonder if Johnny didn't, as humans do, perhaps want more of a mention and SRV, another white
guy with a blues power trio, just was disinclined to mention him as much as Albert n Jimi.

Johnny, who I saw in the late 70's/early 80's at the Capitol...
The first time I ever saw him, I can't say if I was on something, cause I had no dope or booze that I brought, someone mighta passed me a joint.....or two...but anyway... I thought I heard the notes he was going to play a second before he played them, and he was on FIRE, it was an amazing....I felt like I was just soaring with him for the better part of the night. Haven't had that happen again at any show. Not even the Dead hahaha.

Sorry I never caught SRV live.


"Stevie did talk to me about Johnny and said that he loved Johnny's playing and that Johnny was an influence on him. Here's part of that conversation:
AA: Was Johnny Winter ever an influence for you?
SRV: Yes, in different ways. Mostly, it was later on. I just didn't hear him that much, early on. I listened to him after I knew Tommy [Shannon].
So to say he never mentioned that Johnny was an influence--and that it may have been a slight--is incorrect.

Andy"


CanadianMule - 8/28/2019 at 09:52 PM

When SRV first "arrived" and joined Bowie. He was described to the media as part Jimi Hendrix and part Johnny Winter so the JW connection was always there.

After meeting SRV many times over the years, I don't have an interview or quotes. But he told myself and friends that Johnny was definitely an influence on him and pretty much all blues players. Johnny helped add that classic rock element to the blues that changed the genre.

Great book guys and awesome to have both authors on board. Met Andy briefly in Ottawa with Dickey. Told you then and will say it again - learned so much guitar from you over the years. For the numbers of people that read and used your transcriptions to learn, you are very under rated for your affect on guitar. Thank you.


RobJohnson - 8/28/2019 at 10:12 PM

My sister actually said this to me and my wife the other day....

"Stevie Ray Vaughan is a good technical guitarist, but he doesn't have any soul in his playing."

My wife and I, both of whom saw SRV live, were absolutely dumbfounded by what she said.

"Well, if you had seen him live, you would probably feel differently," was the nicest way I could respond.


AlPaul - 8/28/2019 at 11:46 PM

quote:
Great book guys and awesome to have both authors on board. Met Andy briefly in Ottawa with Dickey. Told you then and will say it again - learned so much guitar from you over the years. For the numbers of people that read and used your transcriptions to learn, you are very under rated for your affect on guitar. Thank you.



Thank you! You are in the book! And yes on Andy... he taught America (and Canada and probably the world) how to play guitar, and is, of course, a fantastic player himself.

As for Stevie having no soul, well that's just crazy. I think I may have briefly fallen to that absurd notion when he first came out, probably just parroting what I heard from the cool kids. Anyone who says that, play them "Lenny" from El Mocambo. If they maintain their position, move on. They're hopeless.


PhotoRon286 - 8/29/2019 at 01:22 AM

quote:
quote:
Great book guys and awesome to have both authors on board. Met Andy briefly in Ottawa with Dickey. Told you then and will say it again - learned so much guitar from you over the years. For the numbers of people that read and used your transcriptions to learn, you are very under rated for your affect on guitar. Thank you.



Thank you! You are in the book! And yes on Andy... he taught America (and Canada and probably the world) how to play guitar, and is, of course, a fantastic player himself.

As for Stevie having no soul, well that's just crazy. I think I may have briefly fallen to that absurd notion when he first came out, probably just parroting what I heard from the cool kids. Anyone who says that, play them "Lenny" from El Mocambo. If they maintain their position, move on. They're hopeless.


Great point, spot on.


TheGuru - 8/29/2019 at 01:17 PM

No soul? As I was fortunate enough to see him 13 times by the time I was 21, the man oozed soul -- he literally had it pouring out of him EVERY time I saw him perform whether it be during the drug and booze years or after he cleaned up. He was the best guitar player I have ever had the privilege see perform and his personality was even bigger than his playing. I feel bad for those who believe he played without any soul. I am not quite sure they will ever find what they are looking for.


AlPaul - 8/29/2019 at 05:57 PM

Well said Guru.


sully - 8/29/2019 at 08:14 PM

Al and Andy - well done gentlemen! this book is hard to put down, but i'm doing it so that i can enjoy it longer.

this style of oral history is so appealing. i hope you guys collaborate more and more in this style.

and thanks for rekindling my love of SRV. it's been a while since my last deep listen and it is bringing back the love.


hedges - 9/2/2019 at 11:12 PM

Al and Andy: just finished reading the SRV book. awesome read, thanks so much for writing it. a suggestion for your next project: a warren haynes/mule book. Hard to believe there is no gov't mule book out there. surely they are worthy of their own book dontcha think?


WaitinForRain - 9/3/2019 at 04:09 AM

A next book?

Ben Harper. Records with Taj Mahal, the Blind Boys of Alabama,
Dani Harrison, Charlie freaking Musselwhite and...his mom.

Oh yeah you'll have you some fun with that!


AndyAledort - 9/3/2019 at 01:07 PM

Thanks so much Canadian Mule! I remember playing Ottawa with Betts--it was hot! I was thinking, "We're in Canada, isn't it supposed to be cold?" Dumb Americans. Thank you for your very kind words and I am glad the lessons have been useful to you over the years. And thanks for your contribution to our SRV book--every puzzle piece in there helps tell the story and set the record straight on one of the greatest ever and also one of the nicest, warmest people you could ever meet.

Andy


quote:
When SRV first "arrived" and joined Bowie. He was described to the media as part Jimi Hendrix and part Johnny Winter so the JW connection was always there.

After meeting SRV many times over the years, I don't have an interview or quotes. But he told myself and friends that Johnny was definitely an influence on him and pretty much all blues players. Johnny helped add that classic rock element to the blues that changed the genre.

Great book guys and awesome to have both authors on board. Met Andy briefly in Ottawa with Dickey. Told you then and will say it again - learned so much guitar from you over the years. For the numbers of people that read and used your transcriptions to learn, you are very under rated for your affect on guitar. Thank you.


AndyAledort - 9/3/2019 at 01:10 PM

Thank you so much for the very kind words! A Warren/Mule book is a good idea so maybe we will start to kick that one around...

Andy


quote:
Al and Andy: just finished reading the SRV book. awesome read, thanks so much for writing it. a suggestion for your next project: a warren haynes/mule book. Hard to believe there is no gov't mule book out there. surely they are worthy of their own book dontcha think?


CanadianMule - 9/3/2019 at 09:42 PM

Thanks Andy - the Ottawa Blues Fest has not come close to matching you guys since that show. Dickey laughed as I set my chairs up at the venue well in advance - front and center. Always nice to see a friendly face in front.

I paid for it as my wife and I got a healthy dose of Dickey's amp. I always brought up that show and a few others I saw when some would bash at Dickey around here. You guys were smoking that night especially you and Dickey. It was a hot night and if not for the festival curfew you would have had a complete set. had to cut a couple of numbers that night. After years of reading your stuff, it was nice to finally see you.

Now I use some of your articles to help young people that I teach at a community center. Thanks - it helps if I visually show them and then give your article to them to read and use the transcriptions.

This week it was adding the Major 3rd to the E Blues scales.

But millions read those articles and you open so many doors and/or remind people like me of what we forgot we knew. You deserve far more credit than you will ever receive.

I am all for a Warren book. I will pay now. Can I get in that one too? lol

SRV was a kind soul who loved music and inspired us all. Enjoyed being around him during good times and bad.


JimSheridan - 9/4/2019 at 02:25 AM

Warren is such a thoughtful and articulate soul that I would love to read a book of interviews with him.

I have not read much from him or Dickey about what it was like to be in Dickey's band in the 1980s. I'd love to get a better sense of his role within the ABB too - from the outside, it certainly seemed like without Warren helping to push the wagon from 1989 onwards, a lot of ABB music would not have happened.

Derek is also a fascinating creature, always a great interview, and the story of his days on the bar circuit could be told much more fully than it has been.

I wonder if both of them are too much the gentlemen to really spill some of the beans ...


Yankeefan01 - 9/4/2019 at 06:04 AM

Guys, really enjoying the book. Just finished chapter 23, Change It, and I know how the book is going to end but for a few moments I'm hoping it doesn't. We really lost someone special. Thanks again for the insight on such a great person.


AlPaul - 9/4/2019 at 02:16 PM

quote:
I know how the book is going to end but for a few moments I'm hoping it doesn't.


It was difficult to write, honestly, and every time I proofed the book I had to put it down and come back fresh and separate from everything that came before. I was maniacal about having no mention of Stevie's death before it came, because I thought it was crucial to readers really feeling the loss and shock so long after the fact. I did something very similar with Duane, but of course there was still a lot of book left to run and plenty of time and space for people to reflect.

quote:
We really lost someone special. Thanks again for the insight on such a great person.



Yes indeed. You're welcome. An honor to shine a light.


amyjared - 9/4/2019 at 07:17 PM

I ordered my copy. Can't wait to read it. Alan, you rule GW this issue with the excerpt (which I didn't read, as I'm waiting for the book) and the Allman -Betts article. Nice work! And Andy, thanks again for one of the best guitar lessons I ever took! I should really hit you up again, but been busy. Congrats to you both!


AndyAledort - 9/5/2019 at 07:53 PM

Thanks so very much for the very kind words--writing the Stevie book was a true labor of love and we are so glad people are digging it.

quote:
I ordered my copy. Can't wait to read it. Alan, you rule GW this issue with the excerpt (which I didn't read, as I'm waiting for the book) and the Allman -Betts article. Nice work! And Andy, thanks again for one of the best guitar lessons I ever took! I should really hit you up again, but been busy. Congrats to you both!


AndyAledort - 9/5/2019 at 08:23 PM

Thanks so much CM--really very very much appreciated! That major 3rd comes in pretty handy! We will speak with Warren and see what he has to say...

quote:
Thanks Andy - the Ottawa Blues Fest has not come close to matching you guys since that show. Dickey laughed as I set my chairs up at the venue well in advance - front and center. Always nice to see a friendly face in front.

I paid for it as my wife and I got a healthy dose of Dickey's amp. I always brought up that show and a few others I saw when some would bash at Dickey around here. You guys were smoking that night especially you and Dickey. It was a hot night and if not for the festival curfew you would have had a complete set. had to cut a couple of numbers that night. After years of reading your stuff, it was nice to finally see you.

Now I use some of your articles to help young people that I teach at a community center. Thanks - it helps if I visually show them and then give your article to them to read and use the transcriptions.

This week it was adding the Major 3rd to the E Blues scales.

But millions read those articles and you open so many doors and/or remind people like me of what we forgot we knew. You deserve far more credit than you will ever receive.

I am all for a Warren book. I will pay now. Can I get in that one too? lol

SRV was a kind soul who loved music and inspired us all. Enjoyed being around him during good times and bad.


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