Brad McCool’s durable visual appearance and wisp of the goatee help to make him appear to be a and stylin’ Jimmie Vaughan — which is suitable given his profession. A new player weaned on T-Bone Walker, Freddie Ruler, and Magic Sam, McCool 1st found a guitar in the not-so-tender age group of 20. He migrated to Houston four years later on, and discovered himself sitting along with Milton Hopkins, Joe “Acoustic guitar” Hughes, and additional Bayou Town blues legends. By that point, there is no turning back again for McCool, who in 1996 go about injecting some more youthful chemistry in to the ageing Houston blues picture alongside famous brands Mark Might and Hadden Sayers. Still, some purists discovered it hard to understand the thought of some scrawny white child from your tiny northeast Tx hamlet of Athens posting a stage with nationwide heavyweights such as for example Clarence “Gatemouth” Dark brown, Jimmy Thackery, Tabs Benoit, and Anson Funderburgh. McCool’s dad, Don McCool (yes, that is the accurate family members name), also devote time as a significant musician, playing bass for numerous blues rings around Dallas (where he ultimately fell along with the Vaughan camp) and Austin before shifting back again to his Athens birthplace. Younger McCool offers some additional encounter playing bass and piano, which he showcases to a restricted degree on his 1997 debut, BIG STYLE. Live at Mardi Gras arrived in 2000.