Empire Control Room
"...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..."
"...Bramhall also recorded three critically acclaimed solo albums, Bird's Nest on the Ground, Fitchburg Street, and Is It News. His son, guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, carries that family talent torch with style and panache, performing with Eric Clapton and Sheryl Crow...."
"...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..."
"...Bramhall pursued music sporadically in the early Eighties, but enjoyed his home life more; sometimes adding his two children, Doyle II and Georgia, to Barbara's three. He played with Marcia Ball, the Millionaires, Anson Funderburgh, the Juke Jumpers, Mason Ruffner, and Johnny Reno & the Sax Maniacs...."
"...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...."
"...Clockwise: Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Layton, Tommy Shannon, and Charlie Sexton, 1993..."
"...Alienation turned to adoration when a tall figure dressed in black climbed the platform behind the stage, and reaching the microphone dead in the middle, struck a fascist pose. With the second song, "Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)," came the desired proletarian chant: "We don't need no education!" Subjugation completed -- 8:15pm..."
"...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..."
"...As word of her father Doyle Bramhall Sr.'s death went out Sunday, Georgia's name wasn't even mentioned in some reports. Perhaps it's because her brother Doyle II has emerged in the spotlight as a guitar superstar every bit as talented as his father's friend and co-author Stevie Ray Vaughan..."
"...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..."
"...Her father was best known for working with Stevie Ray Vaughan. Georgia's brother Doyle Bramhall II is one of the world's leading guitarists..."
"...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...."
"...God Part II..."
"...Sexton, arriving without fanfare or announcement, ripped through “Don’t Do Me Like That” and got together with Arc Angels bandmate Doyle Bramhall II (who’d shown up one song earlier to play “You Don’t Know How It Feels”) for “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.” With the son of his on-again/off-again boss, Sexton also joined Jakob Dylan on Southern Accents standout “Rebels.”..."
"...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)..."
"...This wait-and-see attitude is especially applicable to Ross' Dead Spy Report on MCA and Doyle Bramhall II's eponymous debut on Geffen. Until now neither album has recorded more than a blip with Soundscan, yet both are slated to receive major promotional support in the new year -- with the latter album getting a virtually unheard of "re-release" in January..."
"...Getting to know Owens during the making of mutual friend Andrew Shapter's 2006 documentary, Before the Music Dies, Doyle Bramhall II – also inducted into the AMA Hall of Fame last month – echoes Johnson. Bramhall's responsible for bringing Gary Clark Jr..."