Idgy Vaughn writes and plays twisted Texamericana with all the aplomb and raw magic of an unsocialized farmkid. A single mother, Vaughn waitressed at a truckstop in Buda, Texas, until a customer won the lottery and loaned her just enough to record her full length debut, “Origin Story.” After losing her hometown’s talent show to Christian karaoke singers seven years in a row, Idgy finally became a winner herself at the Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters. Since then, she’s been winning over critics, cynics, dj’s, program directors, and fellow songwriters one at a time.
Will Sexton will join Vaughn. As one of the youngest original members of an Austin music scene that spawned Stevie Ray Vaughn and others, Sexton grew up in the company of country crooners, blues guitarists and folk storytellers. He has wielded his unorthodox guitar-playing style with Johnny Thunders, Ron Wood and psychedelic original Rocky Erickson and recorded for MCA, Zoo Entertainment and A&M Records. As a writer, he has the knack for storytelling he learned from Townes van Zandt and has written with Waylon Jennings, David Baerwald, Steve Earle, Terry Allen, Steven Stills, Doyle Bramhall II and Joe Ely.
Their performance will be Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lopez Island Grange Hall. Tickets are $10.
Idgy’s Website is at www.idgyvaughn.com