Guitarist/songwriter Doyle Bramhall II is one of those guys. The ones who deserve your attention due to their style, hard work, and incredibly rich resume of accomplishments.
He’s played alongside Eric Clapton, Gregg Allman, Elton John, T-Bone Burnett and Allen Toussaint, among others, establishing himself as one of the most resilient guitarists honing his craft on the big stage.
On October 5, he’ll release a new album titled Shades, and he premiered its lead single earlier this week. Titled “What You Need,” the bluesy number features guest guitar work from ol’ Slowhand himself, Clapton:
“The new record finally feels like I’m comfortable in my own skin, like I don’t have anything to prove other than trying to express myself as honestly as I can,” Bramhall said in a statement about his new record. “As an artist, writer and producer, I’m in a good place, and I think I can allow this flow of music to come out and form a real body of work that my fans can appreciate. I’m thrilled to have them go on this journey with me.”
In addition to Clapton, Bramhall is joined on the record by Norah Jones, the Tedeschi Trucks Band and the Greyhounds.
The track listing:
1. “Love And Pain”
2. “Hammer Ring”
3. “Everything You Need” (feat. Eric Clapton)
4. “London To Tokyo”
5. “Searching For Love” (feat. Norah Jones)
6. “Live Forever” (feat. Greyhounds)
7. “Break Apart To Mend”
8. “She’ll Come Around”
9. “The Night”
12. “Going Going Gone” (feat. Tedeschi Trucks Band)