I am in Austin Texas today, certainly one of the finest towns in the entire world for music lovers. And when I think of Austin, I think of South By Southwest, Austin City Limits, new bands like Spoon and Okkervil River, and old favorites like Poi Dog Pondering and The Meat Puppets.
But I also think of Texas Blues, Antones, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
And my favorite Stevie Ray Vaughan record, the one that I almost always pull out when I am in the mood to listen to serious texas blues, is his first, Texas Flood.
There cannot be a more aptly named record. The blues just flood out of this record.
If you can, get it on vinyl, because that’s the way I listen to it and that’s the way it sounds best.