That time Doyle Bramhall II called from Chicago and told me how he came to work with Eric Clapton
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By Steve Newton
Unless you’re a hardcore fan of bluesy music or a devoted follower of Eric Clapton you may not recognize the name Doyle Bramhall II, but he’s been one of the most in-demand guitarists in the blues-rock world for many years.
I did my first interview with him back in 1992 when he was co-fronting the Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton, which featured Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm-section, Double Trouble, so was pretty decent.
I did my second interview with Bramwell in 2001, when his band Smokestack was opening for Eric Clapton on the Reptile World Tour.
He called me up from Chicago from what sounded like a piano bar and I asked him how he came to hook up with Slowhand.
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