Kenny Vaughan Trio Plays Country SundaysCountry
From The James Gang to Big Star, songful rock bands working in the guitar-bass-drums format usually feature guitarists who figure out ways to escape the limitations of trio playing. On his 2011 full-length V, guitarist Kenny Vaughan used his bandmates in Marty Stuart’s Fabulous Superlatives on most of the tracks. It was a quintessential sideman’s record — Vaughan performed “The Things I Do” in the Bakersfield-meets-Beatles style that signifies ’60s country for many listeners. An experienced musician before he came to Nashville in 1987 and began backing up such luminaries of Americana and country as Lucinda Williams and Stuart himself, Vaughan showed off his learning on V, but its aspirations were so modest that the result was a charming, relaxed collection. With his trio, Vaughan demonstrates structural savvy and flair for hot licks — he may dabble in pastiche, but he breathes life into his re-creations.
Sun, Jul 7 | 9:00 PM
The Stone Fox