North Texas Lives of Musicians Series
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Texas singer/songwriter Vince Bell’s story begins in the 1970s.
Following the likes of Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Bell and his
contemporaries Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, and Lucinda Williams were on
the rise. In December of 1982, Bell was on his way home from the studio
(where he and hired guns Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Johnson had just
recorded three of Bell’s songs) when a drunk driver broadsided him at 65
mph. Thrown over 60 feet from his car, Bell suffered multiple
lacerations to his liver, embedded glass, broken ribs, a mangled right
forearm, and a severe traumatic brain injury. Not only was his debut
album waylaid for a dozen years, life as he’d known it would never be
the same. more... about One Man's Music: The Life and Times of Texas Songwriter Vince Bell