New Stevie Ray Vaughan Biography By Best-Selling Allman Brothers Biographer Announced

first_imgToday, Guitar World announced the coming release of Texas Flood, a definitive biography of late guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. The new biography is set for an August 13th, 2019 release via St. Martin‘s Press.The biography was co-written by Alan Paul, the author of New York Times best-selling Allman Brothers Band biography One Way Out, and Andy Aledort, the longtime Guitar World editor and frequent musical collaborator with Vaughan’s rhythm section, Double Trouble, among other notable artists.As Guitar World notes,Texas Flood will provide the unadulterated facts about Stevie Ray Vaughan from those who knew him best and were with him throughout every stage of his life and career:his brother Jimmie, his Double Trouble bandmates Tommy Shannon, Chris Layton and Reese Wynans, and many other friends, lovers, family members, fellow musicians, crew members and managers. The book also includes insights from Vaughan himself; Aledort interviewed him four times. All material in the book comes from first-hand interviews by the authors. Paul and Aledort interviewed over 100 people, including Vaughan guitar heroes like Buddy Guy, B.B. King and Eric Clapton and peers like Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Eric Johnson and Warren Haynes. Texas Flood also includes over 170 photos, many never before seen from the private collections of the Vaughan family, Layton and Shannon. The story of Stevie Ray Vaughan is as heartbreaking as it is inspiring. Over the course of his brief life, the Texas native battled through substance addiction to become one of the most revered guitarists of all time. In 1990, after finally getting clean and starting down a road toward a long, healthy, creatively fruitful new act in his life, Vaughan died tragically in a helicopter crash leaving a show. He was 35 years old. We can’t wait to read this new in-depth account of the life of Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of the greatest talents of a generation.You can pre-order Texas Flood by Alan Paul and Andy Aledort here, and take a first look at the book’s cover below:[H/T Guitar World]last_img