Remembering Doyle Bramhall


Doyle Bramhall, Texas singer-songwriter and drummer passed away on November 12, 2011.  He was 62.  Doyle had an outstanding pedigree,  He played with The Chessmen while in high school.  This was Jimmie Vaughn‘s band.  This band opened for Jimi Hendrix in 1969 in Dallas.   He later joined with Jimmie to form Texas Storm.  Then life in music became ultra serious.  He went on to join The Nightcrawlers, a band that included Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmie’s younger brother.  He then wrote Dirty Pool, which appeared on Stevie’s first album Texas Flood.  Then came “Life By The Drop”, a masterpiece that appeared on Stevie’s classic album “The Sky Is Crying”.

A superb musician, he played drums on the Vaughn Brothers only album.  Writing a song like Life By The Drop puts him in pretty good company as a songwriter. He is survived by his son Doyle Bramhall II, another talented musician.

The music starts about 30 seconds in, Doyle is on drums.  Mike Keller is on guitar and sounding great!

A live version of Life By The Drop, sung by Doyle.

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on November 14, 2011, in Blues, Live Music, Music, Remembering and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Saw Doyle Bramhall the 3rd play with Clapton. Good show. Never saw his dad play.

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