WHO IS HE? The veteran Texas bluesman was a founding member of the long-running Fabulous Thunderbirds — and the older brother of the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan, of course.
WHAT IS THIS? The sandy-piped 68-year-old singer-guitarist’s first studio album in eight years is another collection of vintage jump-blues, R&B, rockabilly, country and more.
WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? Like sitting in with Doug Sahm, a crack band and a horn section after-hours at Antone’s on a Saturday night.
HOW SHOULD I LISTEN TO IT? With a Shiner Bock in one hand and some BBQ in the other.
WHAT 10 WORDS DESCRIBE IT? Classic, authentic, greasy, earthy, shuffling, sizzling, searing, celebratory, rollicking, enthusiastic.
WHAT ARE THE BEST SONGS? The timeless set list covers everyone from T-Bone Walker and Jimmy Reed to Fats Domino and Richard Berry, but Vaughan’s pointed, melodic fretwork is the real star.
WHAT WILL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY THINK? ‘Play that again.’
HOW OFTEN WILL I LISTEN TO THIS? At the rate Vaughan records, it’ll get plenty of play between now and his next album.
IF THIS ALBUM WERE A HAIR-CARE PRODUCT, WHAT KIND WOULD IT BE? Pomade.
SHOULD I BUY, STREAM OR STEAL? It’s worth the money.