Brannen Temple

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Brannen Temple
Born (1970-08-26) August 26, 1970 (age 49)
Austin, Texas, United States
GenresJazz, R&B, Funk, Country, Soul, Rock, Fusion
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Years active1990–present
Associated actsEric Burdon, Lizz Wright, Chris Duarte, Eric Johnson

Brannen Temple (born August 26, 1970 in Austin, Texas, United States) is an American drummer, who is best known as a drummer for acts like Eric Burdon, Robben Ford and currently Lizz Wright.

He started playing drums at the age of 10, soon to play in school jazz bands.

Since the early 1990s, Temple is an accomplished session drummer and played on records by Chris Duarte, Patrice Rushen, Chris Smither, Abra Moore, Stephen Bruton, Jody Watley, Alejandro Escovedo, amongst others. In 1996 he was part of the first G3 Tour, drumming for Eric Johnson and was featured on their 1997 live album G3: Live in Concert.[1]

Since the new millennium he has also played on records by Toni Price, Bob Schneider, Lavelle White, Darden Smith, Robben Ford, Bobby Whitlock, Katie Armiger and appeared on Robert Rodriguez' motion picture soundtrack Grindhouse: Planet Terror (2007).[2]

He was the live drummer of Eric Burdon & The Animals from 2009 until 2013. Since 2010 he also tours on and off with Chris Duarte Group and jazz vocalist Lizz Wright.

He resides in Austin, Texas and has several local jazz/funk bands, amongst them Temple Underground and Black Red Black (featuring Red Young and Ephraim Owens). The more he has worked with Janet Jackson, Rose McGowan, Fastball, Monte Montgomery, Sheena Easton, Kevin Paige, Jimmie Vaughan, Dixie Chicks and Chaka Khan.[3]



  • 2005 – Robben FordNew Morning: The Paris Concert


  1. ^ "Brannen Temple Discography at Discogs". Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Brannen Temple | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Brannen Temple Austin TX – Jazz Austin, Drums Austin, Musician Austin". Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014.

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