Bluesman Doyle Bramhall Sr. Dies
Singer, songwriter and blues drummer Doyle Bramhall Sr. died early Sunday at his home in Alpine. He was 62.
Austin’s reputation as a hotbed for the blues owes a huge debt to Doyle Bramhall, part of a wave of Dallas/Fort Worth musicians who moved to Austin in the early 1970s. He released three albums but was perhaps best known for his work with Stevie Ray Vaughan. He once told Texas Music Matters:
We co-wrote a song together called “Dirty Pool” that was on Stevie’s first album, Texas Flood. From then on, every time we’d see each other, it was like, “Hey, you got anything? You got anything?”
Funeral arrangements are still being finalized. You can hear more from David Brown of Texas Music Matters on Doyle Bramhall Sr. by clicking the audio player above.