Just added to the Houston Chronicle website — this exclusive article by Jay Jordan, featuring many photos from Tommy’s personal collection!
by Alan Paul and Andy Aledort
Foreword by Chris Layton
Epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan
Afterword by Tommy Shannon
St. Martin’s Press
Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Buy now on Amazon or from your local bookseller.
The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan, and foreword and afterword by Double Trouble’s Chris Layton and 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.
Stevie Ray Vaughan bandmate Reese Wynans to release first solo album “Reese Wynans and Friends – Sweet Release” out March 1, 2019 on Provogue Records
Produced by Joe Bonamassa
The first 100 pre-orders will receive a signed insert
DOWNLOAD A FREE TRACK VIA REESE’S WEBSITE!
Since the late 60’s, Reese has played with everybody from Duane Allman to Boz Scaggs to Jerry Jeff Walker to Carole King, before his famous stint in Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble. Since 2015 he has been an integral part of Joe Bonamassa’s band, playing to worldwide audiences.
On “Sweet Release”, Reese is joined by his Double Trouble bandmates Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton, guitarists Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Doyle Bramhall II and many others, to pay tribute to songs from his recording career with Stevie Ray Vaughan and bluesmen like Otis Rush and Tampa Red.
Highly recommended for fans of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble!
Sweet Release will be released worldwide on CD, double vinyl and digitally.
The double vinyl includes a code for a complimentary MP3 download of the album.
Come see the Tommy Shannon Blues Band perform in Austin, TX at the Texas Book Festival on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 3:00 – 3:45 PM in the Live Music Tent, located at the south entrance of the Festival.
Get more information and a full listing of performers and special guests on the Texas Book Festival website.
The Tommy Shannon Blues Band will be making their Dallas debut at the 22nd Annual Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembrance Ride and Concert scheduled for Sunday, October 2, 2016. Also appearing are Alan Haynes with Jackie Newhouse, The Castenada Project and Los Lonely Boys.
Visit the event site for more information:
Most Wednesday’s at 6:30 PM
Happy Hour from 5:00 – 7:00 PM $5 cover
See the Antone’s website for weekly schedules
Hey, Austin — If you haven’t seen the Tommy Shannon Blues Band at Antone’s yet, you are missing out. Featuring Tommy Shannon, David Holt, Tommy Taylor and occasional surprise guests!
L to R: Tommy Taylor, Tommy Shannon, David Holt Photo Credit: Todd V. Wolfson
Wednesday, April 20th – 6:30 PM
(*UPDATE: Eric Johnson just confirmed!
Buy Tickets in advance through the Antone’s Nightclub website:
HOT OFF THE WIRE!
Legacy Recordings Announces Limited Edition Vinyl Exclusives
For Record Store Day’s Annual Black Friday Event
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 18, 2015 – which was also Tommy’s birthday! Here is a photo of Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon and Reese Wynans from the red carpet.
Special thanks to Paul Thomas Photography for documenting the weekend in pictures for us. We love you, Paul!!
Tommy talked with Gary Graff about his long association with Stevie Ray Vaughan and the band’s upcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: