Doyle Bramhall Dies at 62

Doyle Bramhall

Austin, Texas, drummer and songwriter Doyle Bramhall died suddenly at home on Sunday. He was 62. The exact cause of death is not known and Bramhall's family will request an autopsy, according to, one of the first news websites to break the story.
Bramhall was a fixture on the Austin scene and wrote or co-wrote several songs performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, including "Dirty Pool," "Life by the Drop," "The House is Rockin'," "Tightrope" and "Change It."

Bramhall also played drums on the Family Style album by Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan. Bramhall and Jimmie Vaughan first played together in The Chessmen in Dallas, moving to Austin in the early '70s. His most recent solo album was 2007's Is it News.

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