Doyle Bramhall II
|Doyle Bramhall II|
Sheryl Crow "100 Miles From Memphis" Tour
24 December 1968 |
United States
|Genres||Blues, blues-rock, Rock and roll|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, drums|
|Associated acts||Smokestack, Jimmie Vaughan, Arc Angels, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, Sheryl Crow|
Doyle Bramhall II (born 24 December 1968) was raised in a home filled with the blues and rock & roll sounds that are indigenous to Texas - the state of his birth. His father, Doyle Bramhall, Sr., played drums for blues legends Lightnin' Hopkins and Freddie King and was a lifelong collaborator with childhood friends Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan.
When Doyle was 18 he toured with Jimmie Vaughan’s band The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Two years later he co-founded the rock band Arc Angels with fellow Austinite Charlie Sexton and members from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section - Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon. Following the 1999 release of Jellycream, Bramhall's solo debut for RCA, he received phone calls from both Roger Waters and Eric Clapton. Bramhall joined Waters on the "In The Flesh" tour and Clapton recorded his songs on Riding With The King, a collaboration with B.B. King. Doyle has continued to tour and record with Clapton as a guitarist, songwriter and, more recently, co-producer.
In addition to collaborating with artists such as T-Bone Burnett, Elton John, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Gary Clark, Jr., Gregg Allman, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Billy Preston, Erykah Badu, Questlove and Meshell Ndegeocello, Bramhall has produced several records, including Sheryl Crow's 100 Miles from Memphis in 2011.
Bramhall just completed co-production on Eric Clapton's current release Old Sock and toured internationally with Clapton in 2013. He is also currently working on his much-anticipated 4th solo album.
- with Arc Angels
- Holly George-Warren, Patricia Romanowski, Patricia Romanowski Bashe, Jon Pareles, ed. (2001). The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll. Fireside. p. 872.