Doyle Bramhall Fitchburg Street

Texas bluesman Doyle Bramhall is the icon of the blues. And just as much as he has influenced the world with songs he co-wrote with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the drummer/guitarist/singer in turn pays homage to those who fuelled his energy and passion on this autobiographic-like album (as well as the street where he grew up in west Dallas). And just as the great do, he invites an array of top performers from the genre to play on the album (his first in almost ten years) of songs by or originally made famous by John Lee Hooker, Gary U.S. Bonds, Z.Z. Top and Howlin' Wolf. The result is a traditional yet highly electrical sounding ensemble of shuffle blues fury with special invitations of collaboration with the who's who of the blues, from son Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Hunter, Wayne Jackson, animator Mike Judge, Dru Webber and Robin Syler. It’s no question that this album will end up being a staple in roadhouse jukeboxes for years to come — it has that bit of everything in it, though in a big way. (Yep Roc)