Empire Control Room
"...In celebration of his life in music, the family of musician-composer Doyle Bramhall Sr. invites the public to Antone's, Monday Nov..."
"...Doyle Bramhall Sr. died in his sleep last night in Alpine of apparent natural causes..."
"...Doyle Bramhall II stays busy. Slipping in and out of multiple modes – producer, singer, songwriter, sideman – the Dallas-born guitarist, 47, began his journeyman's path as a rhythm stringer for the Fabulous Thunderbirds at the age of 18..."
"...That ghost beat between beats, split-second piston up and down the hi-hat, the coiled steel of a strummed string; every detail of sound, not so much layered as sequential, holds its own on Rich Man. The opener's depth of bass and percussion alone hangs suspended in air, hovering over some expanse like Doyle Bramhall II stepped off that proverbial life cliff and walked on clouds..."
"...Vocalist/harp player Drew Pennington stretches his long legs at a front row table and chats with girlfriend Leola Perez, a sultry, doe-eyed brunette with a black lace shawl draped over her copper shoulders. The guitarist leaning on the wall by the drippy air conditioner, hunched over a well-worn Strat, is a kid that drummer Doyle Bramhall calls "Skeeter" because he's so skinny, "like a mosquito."..."
"...In the White Room -- Last year, God rang up Doyle Bramhall II on his cell phone...."
"...I'm Doyle Bramhall II for those of you who don't recognize me," says Doyle Bramhall II after introducing his band to a full house at Steamboat. And, clearly, at $10 a head, nobody just stumbled in off of Sixth Street by mistake..."
"...Austin style? You can't get much more iconic than Marcia Ball, Alejandro Escovedo, and Doyle Bramhall (indulge me – Willie is not playing Jazz Fest). The three artists are representing the ATX with their signature Lone Star stylies..."
"...Doyle Bramhall II is playing Antone’s tonight and tomorrow night. He’s debuting a handpicked band starring the first-call guitarist of the moment, Gary Clark Jr., the funkiest of the lowdown bassists, Larry Fulcher, and dream-team drummer Earl Harvin, and that makes him happy...."
"...Bramhall: At first, I think the lack of communication did have a lot to do with having two front people. I was young and it was the first situation where that many people were coming out to see me..."
"...My belated and deepest sympathy to my friend, the very talented hairstylist Georgia Bramhall, on the loss of her father, Doyle Bramhall. Her father was best known for working with Stevie Ray Vaughan..."
"...Crooks and Escovedo are among the many dragon slayers living with hep C. Asleep at the Wheel master Ray Benson, songwriter and drummer Doyle Bramhall, Double Trouble bassist Tommy Shannon, Fastball's Tony Scalzo, and songstress Sarah Elizabeth Campbell have all done battle with the dragon..."
"...BramhallJellycream (RCA) First impressions aren't everything. In the past six years, Doyle Bramhall II has effectively shed the blues prodigy tag that his teenage association with Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Fabulous Thunderbirds hung around his neck..."
"...Down below, stage left, the spotlight found another rock god, plugging in his guitar among a drummer, two keyboardists, and three backup singers. Before you realized there were actually three guitarists onstage, Doyle Bramhall II dashed off a perfect David Gilmour solo..."
"...For most of the last five years, Brandi Cowley has done my hair. Besides all the chitchat and catch-up, I've also enjoyed the charming friendship of Georgia Bramhall, the stylist who worked alongside Brandi until opening her own salon, Honeycomb...."
"...Then, last month, an Austin City Limits taping and accompanying Austin Music Hall all-star extravaganza became 2001's first hot ticket. Billed as "Double Trouble & Friends," both shows offered a who's who of modern blues: Jimmie Vaughan, Susan Tedeschi, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, and Arc Angels Doyle Bramhall II and Charlie Sexton..."
"...Plus, there's the worsening financial realities a vast majority of Austin musicians continue to deal with. Here, her friend and confidant Georgia Bramhall, daughter of Texan music great Doyle Bramhall and younger sibling to DB II, weighs in...."
"...Doyle BramhallFitchburg Street (Yep Roc) You can't write the history of the Austin blues scene without including singer-songwriter/drummer Doyle Bramhall. Joining a host of fellow Dallas musicians that included Jimmie Vaughan, Denny Freeman, Paul Ray, and a very young Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bramhall and his buddies set up shop Tuesday nights at the legendary Red River dive the One Knite and sowed the seeds of an Austin sound that became internationally renowned a decade later..."
"...Doyle Bramhall Does Theatre?..."
"...Doyle Bramhall II has never had a problem standing on the shoulders of or alongside giants. The former Fabulous Thunderbird and annual Arc Angel has ridden with the King (B.B.), written and toured with Eric Clapton, and torn down The Wall with Roger Waters (see "Welcome Wagon," May 25, 2001)..."