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TEXAS FLOOD: THE INSIDE STORY OF STEVIE RAY VAUGHN

Alan Paul and Andy Aledor

Join New York Times bestselling author Alan Paul and famed guitar master and journalist Andy Aledort as they celebrate the launch of Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan in Dallas, the hometown of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan. Expect family members, old bandmates and lots of hometown fans for an emotional evening remembering the man and the music.

Limited edition Texas Flood guitar picks with each purchase - while supplies last.

About the book:
The first definitive biography of guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, with an epilogue by Jimmie Vaughan, foreword by drummer Chris 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.

"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

"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

“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

"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

Friday, August 16th, 6:00PM
Event address: 
10720 Preston Road
Ste 1009B
Dallas, TX 75230
Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250142832
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - August 13th, 2019

First 50 purchases will include a limited edition promotional guitar pick! While supplies last.