Thursday, March 26, 2009

Stars over Texas

Sifting through the jumble of impressions after SXSW I'm left with a couple of overriding images -- Jimmie Vaughan playing better than I've ever heard him, both fronting a Texas R&B combo with a three piece horn section at Antone's and a jazz organ combo upstairs at the Continental Club; an astonishingly terse and riveting set on a scale with the Otis Redding Stax Revue from Andre Williams backed by the amazing Allen Oldies Band; and the sensuous, monumental artistic purity of Theresa Andersson, who has arrived as the next big New Orleans star.

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