Jimmie Vaughan has long been underrated. In terms of serving up a blend of blues that drips tasty influences, Vaughan delivers the goods.
From stuttery Texas shuffles to Chicago-based fare, Jimmie Vaughan Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites his first album in many years sees the longtime blues devotee covering a range of material by artists including Jimmy Reed and Little Richard, along with a punchy instrumental track, "Comin’ and Goin’," and a pleasing cover of Willile Nelson’s “Funny How Time slips Away.” Best known for being the older brother of the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan and for his outstanding work with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie Vaughan always delights with a combination of nimble fretwork, gritty vocals and plain old blues punch.
Jimmie Vaughan Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites is out now on Shout! Factory.