ANDY ALEDORT is co-author of TEXAS FLOOD: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan. He is recognized as an essential contributor to the international music scene for his work as a journalist, instructor and performer for the last 35 years. Over that span of time he has conducted hundreds of interviews and lessons with the world’s greatest guitarists for publications such as Guitar World, Guitar for the Practicing Magician, and many others. He has toured and recorded with original Jimi Hendrix band mates Mitch Mitchell and Buddy Miles, with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble featuring Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon, and with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band. He has also sold over one million guitar instruction DVDs and teaches via online sites such as Truefire as well as privately.