Clapton, Tedeschi Trucks Guest on Doyle Bramhall II Set

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Doyle Bramhall II and Eric Clapton

On October 5, Provogue will release Shades, singer-songwriter and guitarist Doyle Bramhall II’s debut for the label. The album follows Bramhall’s 2016 fourth record, Rich Man, his first solo album in 15 years.

Shades features guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Norah Jones and others. (Pre-order it here; see full track listing below).

In the intervening years between albums, according to a press release, “Bramhall established himself as one of the most distinctive and sought-after guitarists around, performing with a dizzying array of artists that includes Roger Waters, Elton John, Gregg Allman, Allen Toussaint and T-Bone Burnett, to name a few. More significantly, Bramhall had spent over a decade as Eric Clapton’s musical right-hand man, collaborating closely with the legendary guitarist both in the studio and on stage. He’s also produced albums and written songs for Sheryl Crow and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, among others.”

Related: Clapton returned to the stage in London in July

Bramhall’s Shades album cover

Shades is described in the announcement as “a spellbinding blend of grungy blues, raucous garage rock, transcendent psychedelia, and soothing, soul-stirring ballads that sees Bramhall reaching new heights as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist while responding to his heart’s most urgent commands as a lyricist and arranger.”

“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,” says Bramhall in the release. “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.”

Performing alongside Bramhall on Shades are bassist Chris Bruce, multi-instrumentalist and string arranger Adam Minkoff, and drummers Carla Azar and Abe Rounds.

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
10. Parvanah
11. Consciousness
12. Going Going Gone (feat. Tedeschi Trucks Band)

Listen to “Everything You Need,” featuring Eric Clapton

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