Born in Dayton, William “Boots” Vaughn made and played his first guitar before he was a teenager. He has always been recognized for his unique left-handed style, playing his guitar upside down. He worked with local musicians, then joined Big Jay Bush and the House Rockers while still in high school. By the age of 24, Boots was playing, recording, and touring with the legendary Isaac Hayes, playing lead guitar in the 14-piece Isaac Hayes Movement! Boots was “discovered” while performing with the Aswalds, a 10-piece R&B band. He auditioned, traveled to Stax Records in Memphis, and went straight to vinyl! Boots was featured in many Isaac Hayes albums, including Joy, Chocolate Chip, and Masqueraders. Boots was performing with the Isaac Hayes Movement when Hayes starred in and produced the soundtracks for Tough Guys, Truck Turner, and Shaft. Boots has also toured with another Dayton-based group, Slave. With the end of touring in the late 1970s, Boots relocated to Dallas and Ohio to perform in various venues. In 2007, this Dayton Original released his first CD, Butter, all original written and recorded, and featuring his signature smooth guitar sounds!