JIMMIE VAUGHAN with special guest NIKKI HILL
|JIMMIE VAUGHAN with special guest NIKKI HILL - The Metro Theatre
Metro Theatre, Sydney
|Wed 16 Apr 2014 - 06:30pm to 11:59pm
|JIMMIE VAUGHAN with special guest NIKKI HILL - The Corner
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
|Thu 17 Apr 2014 - 07:30pm to 11:59pm
“He’s unbeatable when it comes to the blues. He just plays it like it’s supposed to be played”
- BUDDY GUY
JIMMIE VAUGHAN is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music but as Guitar Player magazine notes “He is virtual deity-a living legend”!! He provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool.
Jimmie Vaughan’s style as a player, songwriter and band leader can be thought of as an amalgamation of so many influences. Known for his deceptively simple yet complex attack, his clean uncluttered style capitalizes on conveying the emotion and message within the music.
The older brother of legendary “Texas Blues” guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan comes from good stock and, with a genuine love of and finesse with the guitar, plays some of the best God-damn Blues on the planet.
JIMMIE VAUGHAN’S special guest on this run of Bluesfest Sideshows is NIKKI HILL.
Roots rock’n’roll powerhouse Nikki Hill has been hailed as “The Staple Singers meet AC/DC”, as well as “The Southern Fireball”, “the New Soul Sensation” and even “the New Queen of Rock and Roll”. She draws on vintage female rhythm and blues influences such as LaVern Baker, Etta James and Ruth Brown, as well as some of her favourite male singers Otis Redding and Solomon Burke.
Her tough vocal style fits with contemporary sensibilities yet evokes all the great blues shouters of previous decades. Nikki and her band deliver a high energy show and take all the flavours of American roots music to deliver a sound that reminds us all why we love rock n’ roll.