Jimmie Vaughan

Jimmie Vaughan plays his guitar on a float during the annual Oak Cliff Mardi Gras parade.

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Guitar legend Jimmie Vaughan high-tailed it to Austin when he was 19, but he’s never forgotten his Dallas roots and neither has his hometown. Last year, he served as grand marshal in the Oak Cliff Mardi Gras Parade, burning up the strings of his Strat as he stood atop a float moving down Davis Street. If all goes as planned, Spanish artist Casto Solano will soon celebrate him by unveiling the Vaughan Brothers Art Project in Kiest Park, a few blocks from where Jimmie and his late brother Stevie Ray grew up. Now 66, Jimmie Vaughan hasn’t released many records lately, but he’s still at the top of game, as he proved two years ago during a fiery jam with Steve Miller at Verizon Theatre and again in March when he traded solos with Eric Clapton on “Before You Accuse Me” at Madison Square Garden.

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