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Doyle Bramhall


Created in Dallas in 1949, this singer/songwriter/drummer was raised hearing Dallas radio (with large doses of Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles, and Bobby Blue Bland on rock and roll & roll channels) and locals the Nightcaps, among the country’s 1st white electric blues rings. In senior high school he became a member of the Chessmen, which quickly included a Jimmie Vaughan on acoustic guitar; they opened up in Dallas on Jimi Hendrix’s first U.S. tour. Shifting to Austin in 1970, he and Vaughan shaped Texas Surprise, which later on shortened its name to Surprise and sometimes included Jimmie’s young sibling Stevie on bass. Doyle following shaped the Nightcrawlers with Stevie (right now on lead acoustic guitar), who later on credited Bramhall like a major vocal influence. During this time period both also co-wrote “Dirty Pool,” which Vaughan included on his debut, Tx Flood. Doyle had written or co-wrote seven even more songs on following Stevie Ray albums, and collaborated on three for Family members Style from the Vaughan Brothers (which also presented Bramhall on drums). While drumming with Marcia Ball and Mason Ruffner in the first ’80s, Bramhall started stockpiling single recordings, which ultimately comprised his long-awaited debut on Compact disc, offering both Vaughans and Doyle’s boy, guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, previously from the Arc Angels. He also started a cooperation that demonstrated interesting — with pop vocalist Jennifer Warnes. The impressive Bird Nest on the floor made an appearance in 1994 from Finding, accompanied by Fitchburg Road in 2003 and COULD IT BE Information in 2007, both from Yep Roc. Bramhall passed away in his rest on November 12, 2011 in Alpine, Tx. He was 62.

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Full Name Doyle Bramhall II
Date Of Birth December 24, 1968
Profession Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Nationality American
Spouse Susannah Melvoin
Children India Willah Bramhall
Parents Doyle Bramhall, Linda Cannon
Siblings Georgia Bramhall
Music Groups Arc Angels
Music Songs Mama Can't Help You, Green Light Girl, Smokestack, So You Want It To Rain, Song From The Grave, New Faith, Rich Man, Keep You Dreamin', Ain't Goin' Down Slow, Send Some Love, Bleeding From A Scratch, Hear My Train a Comin', He Stole Our Love Away, The Reason I Live, Saharan Crossing, She's Alright, Thin Dream, Helpless Man, Soul Shaker, Jealous Sky, True Emotion, Day Come Down, Cries Of Ages, They Get Together, Snakecharmer, Oh Death, Part II, I'm Leavin', Stay A While, Marry You, Problem Child, What You Gonna Do
Albums Rich Man, Welcome, Jellycream, Doyle Bramhall II, Website Demos, Live at the Great Wall of China
Movies The Arc Angels: Live from the Alamo, Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007, Roger Waters: In the Flesh: Live, Doyle Bramhall II: Live from the Great Wall of China

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1 Working on 4th solo album. [June 2002]
2 Son of Doyle Bramhall.



The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Star Trek 2009 courtesy: "Future Blues" / performer: "Future Blues" / writer: "Future Blues"
Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J 2004 Video documentary performer: "Kind Hearted Woman", "They're Red Hot", "Hell Hound on My Trail", "Sweet Home Chicago", "When You Got a Good Friend", "Milk Cow's Calf Blues", "If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day", "Stop Breaking Down", "Little Queen of Spades", "Traveling Riverside Blues", "Terraplane Blues", "Me and the Devil Blues", "From Four Until Late", "Love in Vain"
Out Cold 2001 writer: "Green Light Girl Rock Remix"
Driven 2001 performer: "Green Light Girl" / writer: "Green Light Girl"
The Doe Boy 2001 writer: "The Moon Is Shining"
Roswell 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: Live from Austin, Texas 1995 Video writer: "The House Is Rockin'", "Tightrope"



Slash 2016/I Extra (as Doyle Bramhall)



Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J 2004 Video documentary Himself - Guitar
Austin City Limits 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Roger Waters: In the Flesh Live 2000 Video Himself (guitar, vocals)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest Musician
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years 2014 Himself
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 2013 Video Himself
Great Performances 2007-2011 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest Musician
Doyle Bramhall II Live at the Great Wall of China 2006 TV Special documentary Guitar and Vocals
Before the Music Dies 2006 Documentary Himself - Musician
The Great Wall Concert 2005 TV Special Performer

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1 Occasionally plays a guitar with a right handed neck

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