That time Doyle Bramhall II told me what it was like touring with the “brilliant” Eric Clapton
By Steve Newton
Over the years I’ve asked various famous guitarists who they’d most like to play with, if they could choose anyone in the world, and more often than not the answer is Eric Clapton.
Doyle Bramhall II is one of the lucky ones who’ve swapped solos with Slowhand. When I interviewed him back in 2001, when his band Smokestack was opening for Clapton on the Reptile World Tour, he let me know how honoured he was sharing the stage with the six-string legend.
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