Welcome to Day 6 of the Indiegogo Campaign for The Shopkeeper: A Documentary about Mark Hallman and the Congress House. I am going to link to everyone on Mark’s extensive client list before this is through1
(And don’t forget: your free download of my version of “Angel From Montgomery” is here.)
Doyle Bramhall II
Doyle Bramhall II is a native Austinite whose father, Doyle Bramhall Senior, was the drummer for blues legend Lightning Hopkins and a regular collaborator with Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
When Doyle was 16 years old, he toured as second guitarist with Jimmy Vaughan’s band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Shortly thereafter he and fellow Texan, Charlie Sexton, co-founded the rock band Arc Angels. Doyle and Charlie enlisted the rhythm section from Stevie Ray Vaughan’s backing band, Double Trouble, to complete the lineup.
Here he is with John Mayer at Crossroads 2013:
Inventor of the double necked “Guit-Steel” guitar, recipient of CMA, Grammy and Bluegrass Association Awards with appearances in movies (Me, Myself & Irene, Dukes of Hazzard) and TV (X-Files, Spongebob Squarepants), there is nobody like Junior Brown. Here’s “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead”:
Stephan Bruton, who passed away in 2009, played guitar with Kris Kristofferson for nearly 40 years. His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Jimmy Buffett and more. He produced the music for the film Crazy Heart.
Here’s a link to a beautiful reminiscence in the Austin Chronicle.
Here he is performing with The Resentments (an Austin all-star band which features our friend Scrappy Jud Newcomb):
This series is coming to you as part of the campaign for the film The Shopkeeper.