No knock on the late, great Stevie Ray, who in many ways ignited my passion to play guitar (don’t blame him for that), but over time I’ve come to prefer his brother Jimmie Vaughan’s more refined, minimalist approach. The former Fabulous Thunderbird’s stellar 2001 album Do You Get the Blues is one of the best blues records of the millennium — the gritty organ-driven opening track “Dirty Girl” could serve as a music encyclopedia template for the perfect Texas shuffle. Vaughan’s laid-back, behind-the-beat delivery, thoughtful phrasing and biting tone make for a sound that’s an exquisite blend of artful sophistication and old-school soul. It’s a style that’s suited him well on his last two releases, which feature obscure covers by the likes of Little Richard, Jimmy Reed, Teddy Humphries and Jivin’ Gene. We’re assuming he’s bringing the same band that’s accompanied him on recent dates in other cities, and if so, it’s a doozy, featuring Roomful of Blues alumni Greg Piccolo and Doug James on horns, and Vaughan’s frequent duet partner (and Austin blues mainstay) Lou Ann Barton. Factor in 3rd & Lindsley’s fabulous renovation and expansion, and this should be one of the highlights of the year for blues fans.