UPDATE: Congratulations to our winners Vanessa Hurtado, Dominik Grabecz, and Gregory McGee, and a big THANK YOU to everyone who entered!

There are artists, performers, and musicians. Then there’s this guy.

Doyle Bramhall II is not only Eric Clapton’s right-hand (well, left hand) guitarist, he is a much-sought-after vocalist, composer, and producer for acts far outside of his own prospering solo career.

Raised on blues and Southern rock and roll, Bramhall’s performances feature a distinct physical quality: though he’s a left-handed player, he plays a right handed-strung guitar flipped upside-down. Everything about this guy is distinct, actually, from the eccentric, wild-blues sound emanating from his hippie aura to his look, which can best be described as like the love child of Lenny Kravitz and The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne.

If this image isn’t the epitome of cool, I don’t know what is:


In decades past, Bramhall jammed in The Fabulous Thunderbirds and The Arc Angels before branching out as a solo artist. After two successful solo albums, he caught the attention of Clapton, and the rest is history.

There are, however, a few more interesting things about that history to point out, including being featured on Eric Clapton and B.B. King’s GRAMMY-winning project Riding With the King, being showcased on Roger Waters’ In The Flesh tour, and collaborating with Erykah Badu, Elton John, Questlove, and dozens of other incredibly talented and respected artists.

Bramhall not only knows and shapes his own creative output, but lends his eyes and ears to others’ as well, producing Sheryl Crow’s popular 100 Miles From Memphis and staying in high demand in the studio while still writing and creating music for pal Eric Clapton’s album releases.


Artists like this guy are few and far between, and once they’re gone, they’re gone forever. Good thing is we have three pairs of tickets to give away so three of our readers can see Doyle Bramhall II in all of his bluesy, bushy-haired glory on September 24th at El Rey Theatre!

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