TEXAS FLOOD: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan (St. Martin’s Press; August 13, 2019; $29.99 hardcover) by Alan Paul and Andy Aledort. With an epilogue by Stevie Ray’s brother Jimmie Vaughan, foreword by Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton and an afterword by Double Trouble bassist Tommy Shannon, this is the first definitive biography one of music’s last great bluesmen.
TEXAS FLOOD is the culmination of three decades of work and hundreds of interviews with the people who knew Stevie Ray Vaughan best, both personally and professionally. In addition to speaking with Stevie himself, his brother Jimmie, and Double Trouble bandmates, Paul and Aledort interviewed a who’s who of his heroes and musical peers, including: B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Warren Haynes, Albert King, Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy, Doyle Bramhall, the co-writer of many of SRV’s great original songs and ex-bandmates including W.C. Clark, Angela Strehli, and Lou Ann Barton.