“Boulder Blues” will feature Doyle Bramhall II and Michael Grimm in The Railhead at Boulder Station on April 2, 2015 (Pictured: Doyle Bramhall II).
Doyle Bramhall II stands as one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary music. Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall II has collaborated for more than a decade, cites the guitarist as one of the most gifted players he has ever encountered.
When Doyle was 18, he was recruited by Jimmie Vaughan to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. 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. Their eponymous debut album, fueled by such popular songs as “Living In A Dream” and “Sent By Angels,” enjoyed wide success.
In the aftermath of two critically acclaimed solo albums Jellycream and Welcome, Bramhall II’s unparalleled skills as guitarist won the attention of both Eric Clapton and Roger Waters. Waters showcased the guitarist on his :In The Flesh” tour and accompanying album, while Clapton featured his songs and guitar work as part of Riding With The King, his Grammy-winning project with B.B. King. Bramhall II has been in demand as a 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. John and many others. Bramhall has produced several records, including Crow’s popular 100 Miles From Memphis. He is currently completing his much-anticipated fourth solo album, launching the next chapter in an extraordinary musical journey.
With his soulful voice, Mississippi-bred Michael Grimm charmed millions of viewers as a contestant on season five “America’s Got Talent,” parlaying his substantial singer-songwriter appeal into a first-place finish and million-dollar prize. Grimm began performing at the age of 12 and moved to Las Vegas at 21 to perform as lead guitarist in the “Legends in Concert” show. Following his win on “America’s Got Talent,” Grimm worked with Grammy-award winning producer Don Was on his eponymous debut album, which was released in 2011 to critical acclaim. Grimm released his album Gumbo was released in 2012 and followed with Moment in Time, which featured the single “Livin’ on Faith.” His latest single “Starting Over” and the two-disc DVD/Album combo were released in 2014.
Featuring Doyle Bramhall II and Michael Grimm
Venue: The Railhead
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015. Doors open 6 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $5 cover at the door
Must be 21 years or older