Jimmie Vaughan Plays "Texas Flood" with University of Texas Longhorn Band

On Thanksgiving Day, Jimmie Vaughan performed "Texas Flood" with the University of Texas (at Austin) Longhorn Band.

The performance, which you can check out below via some fan-shot footage, took place at the 50-yard line during halftime at the University of Texas Vs. Texas Tech University football game at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium/Jamail Field in Austin.

Best of all, it started raining during Vaughan's performance, and the crowd burst into cheers when the former Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist sang the line "I'm standin' out in the rain."

"[It was] perfect weather to be singing 'Texas Flood' in," wrote Vaughan on his Facebook page. "I was definitely 'standin' out in the rain!' What a blast!"

Jimmie's younger brother, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, famously covered the song, which was written by Larry Davis and Joseph Scott, on his debut 1983 album, Texas Flood. Jimmie has been playing it regularly since the mid-Nineties. By the way, the final score was 48 to 45, in favor of Texas Tech. Way to go, defense!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.