Blues and soul man Hoppie Vaughan plays everywhere. He’s usually covering beloved tunes, but on Thurday at Kirk Avenue Music Hall, it’s all original Hoppie music. And the players behind him, including his son Robert on drums, will lay down serious grooves. Get show information at Top Tickets.
On this podcast, we find out how Vaughan converted himself from a bass player to a guitarist, about the original music that he has written over the years, his musical relationship with Rob Vaughan and some tricks of the trade on performing and getting a show together while you’re on the gig.
Plus, we stream some Vaughan originals — “Hambone,” “Dead Man” and “King Size Fool.” Good original tunes from a guy best known for covering tons of stuff. He does sneak in his originals, but says he never announces them as originals. That way, he can gauge a crowd’s real response to songs nestled between familiar classics. Good idea!