The Clifford Antone Foundation & IBC Bank present Help Clifford Help Kids benefiting American Youthworks and in loving memory of Creed Ford III on Thursday, November 8 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater. This special evening will host musical performances by the Jimmie Vaughan Trio with Mike Flanigin, George Rains, and the Texas Horns, and featuring special guest Delbert McClinton + Jai Malano and Soul Man Sam.
All proceeds from the show will benefit American YouthWorks, an Austin-based non-profit focused that is building brighter futures and stronger communities through education, career training, and service to others. For over 40 years, American YouthWorks has been transforming the lives of young people and our communities.
This will be an unforgettable night you won't want to miss!
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
JIMMIE VAUGHAN is one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity–a living legend.” Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool. Since releasing his first solo album in 1994, he has set the standard for quality modern roots music. Throughout his career, Vaughan has earned the esteem of his legendary guitar-playing heroes and superstar peers along with successive generations of young players.
MIKE FLANIGIN, also known as 'The Drifter,’ is a Hammond B3 organist who comes out of the tradition of the great jazz/blues organists of the 1940's-1960's. Flanigin learned first-hand from legendary jazz organist Big John Patton and organ masters Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, and Jimmy McGriff. Aside from his own organ trio work, he is known as the 'go to' Hammond organist for Lone Star guitar legends Jimmie Vaughan, Billy Gibbons and Steve Miller. He has also performed with Robert Plant, Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, Bonnie Raitt, Leon Bridges and many others.
GEORGE RAINS is a drumming icon from Fort Worth, Texas who traveled the country in the 60s and 70s playing the best nightclubs in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and more. Rains returned to Texas in 1976 where he landed the house drummer spot at the legendary Antone's Blues Nightclub. There he played behind hundreds of blues artist including Jimmie Vaughan. He began backing Jimmie Vaughan and his bands in 1993 and has played with Vaughan ever since.
DELBERT MCCLINTON, called “The Godfather of Americana Music” by Rolling Stone, is a multi-Grammy Award winning artist at the top of his game. Celebrating more than six decades on the road with his highly acclaimed, new biography, One of the Fortunate Few (Texas A&M Press), and his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). Delbert builds upon a perfect combination of soulful energy, captivating lyrics, and powerful musicianship that the legendary performer has delivered all over the world. Lyle Lovett has said, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert.”