Texas Blues Great Doyle Bramhall Dies At 62
November 14, 2011 at 3:55 AM (PT)
DOYLE BRAMHALL, the TEXAS blues singer/songwriter and drummer known for his work with STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN and JIMMIE VAUGHAN, died SATURDAY (11/12) at 62 at his home in ALPINE, TX. No cause of death was announced.
BRAMHALL was a member of THE CHESSMEN with JIMMIE VAUGHAN in DALLAS in the 1960s, then moved to AUSTIN in 1969 with VAUGHAN in the band TEXAS STORM and later formed THE NIGHTCRAWLERS with STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN. He wrote or co-wrote several songs recorded by STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN and played on STEVIE RAY and JIMMIE's "Family Style" album. He later released solo albums, including "Is It News," nominated for a Grammy in 2007, and produced albums for other artists, including MARCIA BALL.
Among BRAMHALL's survivors is his son, guitarist DOYLE BRAMHALL II.