Stoll Vaughan is a singer-songwriter from Lexington, Kentucky. He is the great-nephew of United States Senator John Sherman Cooper. Vaughan began his professional music career as guitar player for the Indiana band Chamberlain. 1 He briefly attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan.
Vaughan has toured through much of the United States as well as Europe. In the Netherlands, his debut album was named one of "Alternative Country's Top Ten Records of the Year." 2 He has toured with John Mellencamp and John Fogerty's 'Words and Music' tour (Summer 2005), Urge Overkill's European Farm Aid tour, and currently, Def Leppard and Journey (June 2006-November 2006). Love Like a Mule from 2006 landed in the top 25 of the Americana Music Charts. 3
Vaughan's latest album The Weatherman was released in 2010.
Vaughan's music has been featured on television shows 4 such as True Blood 5 and Friday Night Lights. 6. His music is also featured in the David Lynch Interview Project. 7
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Early on September 23, 2006 outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey, the RV Vaughan traveled in while touring burned down while being towed. No one was hurt, but Vaughan and his girlfriend lost all their possessions including laptops, notebooks, and Vaughan's Gibson Hummingbird. In response to the tragedy, both Journey and Def Leppard took up a collection to help with expenses, and Vaughan was given a Taylor guitar by Journey guitarist Neal Schon.