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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!

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.