Blues musician Maurice John Vaughn to play at M-Shop

Alison Soelberg

This Wednesday, March 28, Iowa State will host blues musician Maurice John Vaughn at 8 p.m. in the Maintenance Shop.

Vaughn is a musician from Chicago whose skills include being a guitarist, saxophonist, keyboardist and singer. He started his career at Juliet Low grade school in Chicago and now has a wide and soulful musical background from his years of experience as a solo artist and member of multiple blues bands. Vaughn’s most recent album ‘In The Shadow Of The City’ was released in 1993 and is currently on Spotify alongside older albums.

This is not Vaughn’s first time at the M-Shop, though. 

“We’re very excited to have Maurice John Vaughn back,” said M-Shop Co-Director, Angela Chamberlain. “Something that is really interesting is that [Iowa State] had him [perform] almost exactly 20 years ago on March 27, 1998.” 

At 65 years old, Vaughn is currently traveling and sharing his love for music with others through performing. He is venturing back to Iowa State to portray his signature sound filled with the passion of true blues. Vaughn’s show will cater to those looking for a soulful night and some truly impressive music.

Maurice John Vaughn will perform at 8 p.m. in the Maintenance Shop at the Memorial Union. Tickets are currently $12 ($8 with ISU Student ID) and will increase by $2 on the day of the show.