Jimmie Vaughan ( born March 20, 1951 in Dallas ) is a blues rock guitarist and singer who has become best known as a founding member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and through his work with his younger brother Stevie Ray Vaughan " Vaughan Brothers".
Vaughan began very early to play guitar. As a teenager, he played in various garage rock bands that remained without success. At the age of 19 he left his hometown and moved to Austin, where he played in several blues bands. In 1972 he founded The Storm, his first band.
In 1974 he met Kim Wilson, with whom he soon afterwards the Fabulous Thunderbirds founded. In 1986, three years after the nationwide success of Vaughan's little brother, the T-Birds managed with an album the breakthrough. After another three years, Vaughan left the Fabulous Thunderbirds, since he no longer liked the style of the band has become quite commercial. He then joined with his brother Stevie Ray Vaughan. The only album of Vaughan Brothers Family Style, released in early 1990 and received the Grammy in 1991 for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
In August of that year his brother Stevie Ray died in a helicopter accident. Jimmie Vaughan withdrew first from the music scene back until he his solo debut Strange Pleasures published in 1994. This was followed by Out There (1998) and Do You Get the Blues? (2001).
1989 Jimmie Vaughan played the guitar in Jerry Lee Lewis' band in the movie Great Balls of Fire. In 1998 he made an appearance in the film Blues Brothers 2000, where he performed in the group The Louisiana Gator Boys, which had been founded specifically for the film.
1997 Fender devoted his own Stratocaster model.