Doyle Bramhall Legendary Texas Songwriter for Stevie Ray Vaughan

I am absolutely heartsick to report that Texas music legend “Big Doyle” Bramhall sr, singer/songwriter and my beloved friend, died  at his Alpine Texas home in the Big Bend region in November 2011. He was only 62. Big Doyle (so-called because his son Doyle II is an accomplished singer/songwriter/guitarist with the Arcangels and Eric Clapton) came to international acclaim when his songs “Change It”,”The House Is Rockin’ “,”Tightrope”,”Wall of Denial”, and “Life By the Drop” were recorded by fellow Dallas native Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, as well as “Telephone Song” and “Long Way from Home” on Stevie ‘s last album with his brother Jimmie Vaughan, Family Style . In tribute to this wonderful sweet man, here’s my October 2007  exclusive interview with Big Doyle Bramhall. –Redbeard