Blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan is on a roll.
On July 6, the Texas legend released his first album in nine years, Jimmie Vaughan Plays Blues, Ballads and Favorites.
“I just wanted to do these songs and that was it, really,” Vaughan said. “And like all of my albums, this one is 100 percent totally selfish. I want people to like what I do, but at the same time I have this strong feeling that if I don’t like it, I can’t expect them to. These were just songs that I liked for one reason or another. Some of them were a little scary to me because I hold them up high, but I just did them anyway. These are the ones that made it.”
Over this past weekend, Vaughan released a new iPhone app called Touch Chords: Jimmie Vaughan. The free app shows you finger positions, chord names and tablature of the guitar work, while listening to Vaughan’s latest recordings in real-time.