Book Review | “Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan”

Texas Flood: The Inside Story91HpK+JEVmL of Stevie Ray Vaughan
by Alan Paul & Andy Aledort

An oral biography that illuminates how far the inspiration of the virtuosic guitarist extends beyond music. In the late 1980s, Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954-1990) was on the verge of drugging and working himself to death; he was forced to face the fact that if he didn’t change his ways, he wouldn’t last much longer.

So he changed—his habits, perspective, relationships, routines, and music—and became as obsessed with living healthy and following 12-step precepts as he had been with scoring dope.

He recorded an album with his older brother, Jimmie, his idol, one of the many musicians who had followed Stevie’s example by getting clean and sober.

Sadly, when he had been sober for a few years, living happier and playing better than ever, he… (a subscription to the Jimplecute is required to continue reading this article).

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