Doyle Bramhall

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    May 21, 2012

    Rocky Hill: Ballad of a Lone Star Legend

    The late Rocky Hill was a handful. Even his widow, Joy, told the small but attentive Saturday-afternoon crowd celebrating the (very) belated release of Hill's album Lone Star Legend at Cactus Music's Record Ranch that being his bride was "like being married to a tornado." Hill was a man of tremendo ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    In Memoriam: Musicians And Industry Giants We Lost In 2011

    For Rocks Off, one of the creepiest parts of our job is to report on deaths in the industry. Now matter how old or young the musician or mogul is, it's hard to try to quantify a person's life over the course of a few hundred words. How can you? Professional obit writers must be touched by the hand o ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Marc Benno Remembers Badass Doyle Bramhall

    The unexpected passing of Doyle Bramhall of heart failure November 12 has caused Lonesome, Onry and Mean to revisit the man's career. And while Bramhall is probably best known for his association with Stevie Ray Vaughan, who cut several of Bramhall's compositions and copped his singing style, Bramha ... More >>

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    November 13, 2011

    RIP Doyle Bramhall, Austin Blues Legend

    Courtesy of Miler Outdoor Theatre Advisory BoardDoyle Bramhall​Doyle Bramhall, one of the legendary Austin drummers and a noted songwriter, passed this morning. He was 62. Unconfirmed reports on Facebook noted that Bramhall had been under the weather for some time. He had recently had pneumon ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Friday Night: The Gourds & Doyle Bramhall Sr. At Miller Outdoor Theatre

    Photos courtesy of Miler Outdoor Theatre Advisory BoardDoyle Bramhall Sr.​The Gourds, Doyle Bramhall Sr. Miller Outdoor Theatre July 22, 2011 It was all Texas big beat Friday night as old-school Austin blues-rocker Doyle Bramhall Sr. and those funny, funny Gourds cut a groove in the Miller Ou ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Gourds Unleash Old Mad Joy On Unsuspecting Public

    Joe Ryan​As an album title, Old Mad Joy sounds like redundancy when placed in the context of Austin roots rock gonzos the Gourds. As anyone who has ever been in earshot of the band or its records, if the Gourds could bottle the music and sell it at the drug store, the corporations who manufact ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Gourds Drummer Lives The Dream At Levon Helm's Studio

    John Carrico​Hanging out with the Band's legendary drummer Levon Helm would be a dream for almost any other timekeeper. The Gourds have just returned to Austin from two weeks of recording at Helm's studio in Woodstock, N.Y, where drummer Keith Langford got to live the dream. The untitled albu ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Gourds, Bramhall Play Miller Outdoor Free Show July 22

    Patrick McGown/thegourdsnews.blogspot.comThe Gourds' Kevin Russell and Jimmy Smith at the Houston Continental Club, December 11, 2010​Austin roots band the Gourds just announced via their Facebook fan page that they will play Miller Outdoor Theatre July 22. The band last played at Miller July ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Our Eight Favorite Musical Moments From Texas-Shot Films

    ​If Chainsaws, Slackers and Spy Kids sounds like a titillating title for a book, it's only because the book itself deals with some of the most provocative indie films in recent cinematic history - many of them made by Texas-born filmmakers. The book is the work of Alison Macor, former film cr ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Looking Ahead to Jonathan Richman, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Scott Miller and Lots More

    While doing our usual hunt for interesting acts coming to Houston in the next few weeks, Lonesome Onry and Mean came across some great stuff coming to Continental Club and McGonigel's Mucky Duck. The brainy, always quirky Jonathan Richman will be at the Continental Saturday, January 29. An origianl ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Cinco de Mayo, Club 2610, Zeppelin Video Lounge, Doyle Bramhall and Roger Waters

    Happy Cinco de Mayo, y'all. Wanna celebrate in an authentic Mexican fashion? As Robb Walsh learned in Matamoros, that just might entail a plate of ballpark nachos. But enough about today. Let's talk about yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that. 12:39 a.m. at Club 2610 You kn ... More >>

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    May 4, 2008

    Friday Night: Doyle Bramhall at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

    Doyle Bramhall May 3, 2008 McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Better Than: Every tired-ass blues jam or interminable harmonica throwdown on the planet. Download: This scorching version of “Big” with C.C. Adcock and Nick Curran on guitars. With producer/guitarist C.C. Adcock on emergency leave due to th ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008
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    January 10, 2008
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    January 3, 2008

    Texas Albums

    2007's best Texas albums, from Houston, Austin and beyond

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    April 26, 2001

    Reservation Blues

    Indigenous's rock springs from the deepest roots in North America

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    September 14, 2000

    Jailhouse Rock

    Clifford Antone looks to diva Barbara Lynn and others to help him regain some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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    August 10, 2000

    Lady Belts the Blues

    Marcia Ball signs with Alligator and gets a new groove on

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    August 13, 1998

    Mind's Ear

    Jimmie Vaughan is two albums into a solo career he didn't necessarily want

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    May 8, 1997
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    July 13, 1995
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    April 20, 1995
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    May 12, 1994
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    March 10, 1994

    Takin' the Lead

    Quintessential backup man (and Stevie Ray mentor) Doyle Bramhall steps out in front