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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Doyle Bramhall RIP

Bad news from Austin.  According to the Houston Press, Doyle Bramhall has died.  Bramhall was a very important figure in creating the Austin blues scene.  More information as it become available.

For the Houston Press Article click HERE.


From Bob Corritore

RIP Doyle Bramhall - February 17, 1949 to November 12, 2011
This sad news just in: Texas blues legend Doyle Bramhall died from heart failure in his sleep Saturday night, at home in Alpine, Texas at the age of 62. He reportedly had been suffering from pneumonia in recent days. Bramhall was famous for his work in Austin, Texas with both Jimmie Vaughan and Stevie Ray Vaughan, as well as his great solo efforts. A top-notch drummer, singer, band leader and songwriter, Doyle helped to define the Austin blues scene. Many of his songs appeared on Stevie Ray Vaughan's most noted albums. Doyle`s son, Doyle Bramhall II continues his father’s tradition as a major musical force. To read Doyle`s bio on the Yep Rock Records website click Doyle will forever be considered an influential and important figure in Texas blues, and he will be deeply missed by his legions of fans.

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