These were his final dates with Eric Clapton as he returned to work with The Arc Angels.
The Arc Angels were tour support for Eric Clapton’s 2009 Spring dates at London's Royal Albert Hall.
In 2001, Doyle and his band, Smokestack, opened for Eric Clapton’s World Tour in Europe and America. Doyle Bramhall II has been part of Eric Clapton’s studio band from 2000 and became the second guitarist in his touring band in 2004.Doyle was out on the road with Eric for the entire 2006 / 2007 World Tour, the Summer 2008 Tour and the 2009 Japan, New Zealand and Australia tour dates.In addition to Clapton, Bramhall II has been in demand as composer, guitarist and producer, collaborating with such as artists as Sheryl Crow, Tedeschi Trucks, Elton John, Questlove, Gary Clark Jr., Erykah Badu, Gregg Allman, Robert Randolph, T-Bone Burnett, Meshell Ndegeocello, Dr. Bramhall has produced several records, including Crow's popular 100 Miles From Memphis.Bramhall II is now completing his much anticipated fourth solo album, launching the next chapter in an extraordinary musical journey.As the son of the late Texas music legend Doyle Bramhall, he was raised in a home filled with the blues and rock & roll styles indigenous to Texas.
Introducing himself as a solo artist in 1996 with is a watershed achievement for Bramhall, both in terms of the many music styles in the tracks — which begin and ended with his fundamental American blues influences, and in between, follow his global music explorations and arrangements — and the inner examinations resulting in the spiritual growth expressed in the lyrics.
Eric Clapton featured Bramhall II’s songs and guitar work as part of Riding With The King, his Grammy winning project with B. The guitarist toured with Clapton throughout the world and their dramatic interplay thrilled fans and immediately drew comparisons to past triumphs such as Derek & The Dominoes.
Bramhall II’s distinctive guitar work—he is a left handed player who plays a right handed strung guitar flipped upside down—left an indelible mark on Clapton albums such as Me And Mr. Both projects were highlighted by Bramhall II and Clapton stirring duets in the same Dallas room where Robert Johnson had originally recorded his legendary songs in 1937.
Bramhall II’s reputation blossomed and two years later, he co-founded the Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section; Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon.
Their self-titled debut album, fueled by such popular songs as “Living In A Dream” and “Sent By Angels” enjoyed wide success.
The band's 1992 debut album release, , brought him to the attention of both Roger Waters and Eric Clapton. King recorded two of his compositions (“Marry You” and “I Wanna Be”) on their CD, (2001).