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Unprecedented Appearance Wraps Up a Top-Shelf Year for Grammy-Winning Austin
Austin TX - The University of Texas at Austin Longhorn Band Director, Scott
Hanna, announced today that Grammy-winning blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan
will perform with the Longhorn Band during halftime at the Texas vs. Texas
Tech football game at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium on
Thanksgiving Day, November 26.
"We are excited beyond words about this opportunity to perform with Jimmie
Vaughan and to show that Austin is the 'Live Music Capital of the World.'
For our students, this is an incredible opportunity to connect with their
Texas musical heritage through a living legend," exclaimed Hanna.
The performance marks the first time a popular musician has played with the
band during a halftime performance.
The Longhorn Band will perform a medley of Vaughan's hits before Jimmie and
his Fender Stratocaster guitar join them on the field to "sit-in with the
"I've been asked to perform with a lot of great bands in my life, but this
is definitely the biggest, and probably one of the most exciting," said
Vaughan. "It doesn't get any more Texas than this."
Tickets for the UT/Texas Tech game may be purchased at http://texassports.com
The recognition of one of Austin's hometown musical heroes caps off an
extraordinary year for Vaughan, who was honored by both the Texas House and
Senate when he was named the Texas State Musician for 2015.
In addition, Vaughan accepted the honor of induction into the Rock and Roll
hall of fame on behalf of his late brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan. During the
musical portion of the induction ceremony, Vaughan lead a blistering
guitar-slinger's set and was joined onstage by John Mayer, Doyle Bramhall
II, Gary Clark, Jr. and Stevie's Double Trouble bandmates.