Doyle Bramhall II is one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary roots music. Raised in a home full of Texas blues and rock’n’roll—his father was Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborator Doyle Bramhall—he was recruited to play with Jimmie’s band the Fabulous Thunderbirds when he was 18. Two years later, he co-founded the Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section; Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon. Their self-titled debut album enjoyed wide success.
His two critically acclaimed solo albums Jellycream and Welcome, won him the attention of Eric Clapton and Roger Waters. Waters showcased the guitarist on his In The Flesh tour and accompanying album. Eric Clapton featured Doyle's songs and guitar work as part of Riding With The King, his Grammy winning project with B.B. King. Doyle's distinctive guitar work left an indelible mark on the Clapton albums Me And Mr. Johnson and Searching For Robert J, both recorded in the same Dallas room where Robert Johnson recorded in 1937. Doyle's songwriting prowess was featured as part of Reptile, Back Home and Road To Escondido and he co-produced Clapton’s two most recent albums, Clapton and 2013's Old Sock.
Doyle has also collaborated with Sheryl Crow, Tedeschi Trucks, Elton John, Questlove, Gary Clark Jr., Erykah Badu, Gregg Allman, Robert Randolph, T-Bone Burnett, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Dr. John and many others. For a fresh take on classic Texas blues, catch Doyle Bramhall II at the Freight.