by Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack
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Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972396224
catalogNumber: 723962
Rank: 10498

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Welcome 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While the whole world seems to be looking at cats with hats and Strats in search of the new Stevie Ray Vaughan, here's a guy who's been the best-kept secret of the Austin blues scene for the longest time. Doyle II is the son of Doyle Bramhall Sr. who wrote a lot of songs with SRV and was also SRV's main vocal inspiration (just listen to Bramhall Sr's album "Birdnest on the Ground"). DBII was fortunate enough to be able to learn his chops from SRV and other great Texas players and he learned his lesson well. Like Stevie, he's got a HUGE guitar tone and an incredible voice, his singing and playing are imensely soulful, and he doesn't like to be pinned down as 'just blues'. This album, a mixture of Texas blues with psychedelic late '60's/early 70's rock and funk, is a testament of that. This is a great album, folks! Recorded live in the studio with very few overdubs the way guys like Hendrix and Led Zeppelin used to do it, the album sounds powerful from the first track, "Green Light Girl, down to the last "Cry" and will leave you emotionally drenched. I don't know how that lady from the All Music Guide arrived at her comments, but I have a feeling she put the CD in upside down. Either that or she has a hole in her soul! BUY IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible album. He sounds like the ghosts of Jimi and Stevie Ray, but with a great style all his own. He is a phenominal guitar player. The solos here are mindblowing. The songs are solid, and very enjoyable. If you love good, straight ahead blues rock, you must own this!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it will be hard to keep this guy under wraps for too much longer. Been semi-following this guy from the Arc Angels days, but ''Welcome'' is by far his strongest most complete effort to date. You'll hear, Stevie and Jimi, but don't think ''sound-alike'' think ''passing the torch''. If you like guitar rock records, you'll be more than pleased with this one! Solid, solid record!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Can't seem to get the CD out of my player. It's stuck in there and that's good. Real good. The songs on this CD are both beautiful and rowdy rockin'; take 'So You Want it to Rain', for example, and the surprise at the end of 'Smokestack'. It's fun with a capital 'F'. Way to go, Mr. Bramhall.