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Trey Anastasio joined Tedeschi Trucks Band for a complete performance of Derek & The Dominoes’ classic album ‘Layla’ last night at Lockn’.
Yonder Mountain String Band, Doom Flamingo and Doyle Bramhall II are among the additions to the 2019 The Marcus King Band Family Reunion lineup.
Tedeschi Trucks Band opened their eighth annual Beacon Theatre run with help from Jimmy Herring and Doyle Bramhall II. Watch fan-shot video from night one.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by The Marcus King Band, Cat Power, Doyle Bramhall II, Jackie Greene, Phosphorescent, Jim James, Mungion and Kikagaku Moyo.
Guitarist Doyle Bramhall II unveiled the official video for ‘Shades’ track “Everything You Need,” a song which features legendary guitarist Eric Clapton.
Doyle Bramhall II shared the single “Searching For Love” featuring Norah Jones from his upcoming new album ‘Shades.’
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About Doyle Bramhall II
Doyle Bramhall II was raised in a home filled with the blues and rock and roll sounds that are indigenous to his birthplace – Austin, Texas. His father, Doyle Bramhall Senior, was the drummer for blues legend Lightning Hopkins and a regular collaborator with Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan. When Doyle was 16 years old, he toured as second guitarist with Jimmy Vaughan’s band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Shortly thereafter he and fellow Texan, Charlie Sexton, co-founded the rock band Arc Angels. Doyle and Charlie enlisted the rhythm section from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s backing band, Double Trouble, to complete the lineup. The group enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success. Following the release of ”Jellycream,” Doyle’s 1999 RCA debut recording, he received phone calls from both Roger Waters and Eric Clapton. Doyle ended up joining Roger Waters for a summer tour while Clapton, along with fellow blues great B.B. King, chose two of Doyle’s songs – ”Marry You” and ”I Wanna Be” – for their collaborative recording entitled ”Riding With The King.” Upon completion of the ”Riding…” project, Doyle, his wife – Susannah Melvoin, and Clapton co-wrote and performed ”Superman Inside” for Clapton’s album, ”Reptile.” Doyle’s playing is also heavily featured on the album.
The latest offering from Doyle Bramhall II, entitled – ”Welcome” – is the purest sampling of Doyle’s talents to date. Doyle entered the studio with Smokestack, the band he put together a couple of years ago, and co-producers Benmont Tench and Jim Scott to record the 12 – song set. Joining Doyle in Smokestack is J.J. Johnson on drums and bassist Chris Bruce. Susannah Melvoin contributed background vocals, Benmont Tench pulled keyboard duty and Craig Ross played second guitar. The album, ”Welcome” showcases the diversity of Bramhall’s talent; from his songwriting to his intense, soulful vocals and virtuoso guitar playing. Doyle’s gravity explosion can be readily heard on such tracks as the driving ”Green Light Girl” and the uptempo ”Soul Shaker.” His dedication to the blues can be felt on tracks like ”Life,” ”So You Want It To Rain” and ”Send Some Love.”
Doyle and his band are set to open for Eric Clapton on the first leg of a worldwide tour this year.
Watch Greensky Bluegrass welcome Lil Smokies for “Midnight Moonlight” during their Red Rocks three-night run opener.
Watch Warren Haynes and Alison Krauss sit-in with Bonnie Raitt at last night’s Outlaw Music Festival stop in Philadelphia.
Ringo Starr will release, his 20th studio album, ‘What’s My Name,’ in October and previewed the LP by unveiling its title track.
Hitmaker Eddie Money died on Friday due to complications from stage 4 esophageal cancer.
The Who announced their first album in 13 years, ‘Who,’ released the single “Ball & Chain,” played an intimate acoustic set in New York City and announced a U.K. Tour 2020.