Rich Man

Rich Man

by Doyle Bramhall IIDoyle Bramhall II


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Doyle Bramhall II put his solo recording career into hibernation following the 2001 release of Welcome, choosing to concentrate on his thriving career as a sideman and producer. It was hard to blame him for deciding upon this route, not when Eric Clapton picked him as a lieutenant guitarist and Elton John, Sheryl Crow, and Derek Trucks all regularly came calling. Bramhall channels all this experience into Rich Man, his first album in 17 years and also his best. The key to the success of Rich Man is how he loads up the album with thick, funky rhythms, pushing soul over blues over the course of its 13 tracks. Which isn't to say that he either downplays his guitar prowess or opts out of adventure: he dabbles in Middle Eastern flair on "Saharan Crossing," while the nearly ten-minute "The Samanas" plays like a miniature rock opera. By closing the album with a slow, churning rendition of "Hear My Train a Comin'," he consciously reconnects with blues-rock, but early in the record he's riding mellower Southern soul grooves and concentrating on tight songwriting. And that's the trick of the album: it starts expansive and keeps expanding, taking in all the sounds and styles he's played over the last 17 years.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2016
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072007895
catalogNumber: 00208
Rank: 74630

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Doyle Bramhall   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Drums,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Baritone,Steel Drums,12-string Guitar,Hand Clapping,Fills,Hi Hat,Vocal Harmony,Guitar (Baritone)
Carla Azar   Drums
Chris Bruce   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar
Anthony Cole   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
James Gadson   Drums,Vocals
Paul Stacey   12-string Guitar
Sebastian Steinberg   Bass
Jay Bellerose   Percussion,Drums
Woody Jackson   Bass,Electric Guitar,Upright Bass
Tim Lefebvre   Bass
Glenn Patscha   Hammond B3
Yuval Ron   Percussion,Oud
Jon Cowherd   Pump Organ
Ryan Scott   Background Vocals
Norah Jones   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Sean Dixon   Percussion,Drums
Christina Courtin   Strings,Violin,Viola
Ted Pecchio   Bass,Electric Bass
Brittany Anjou   Background Vocals
Adam Minkoff   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Hand Clapping,Vibes,Upright Bass,Waterphone,Moog Bass,Hammond B3
Davey Chegwidden   Percussion,Timpani
David Luther   Alto Saxophone
Keefus Ciancia   Keyboards
Cian Riordan   Organ,Percussion
Miranda Sielaff   Viola
Abe Rounds   Percussion,Drums,Timpani
Kz Jones   Background Vocals
Kon Burbridge   Hammond B3
Devdutt Joshi   Harmonium
Dan Branigan   Trumpet
Cardin Sullivan   Cello

Technical Credits

James Gadson   Composer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Paul Stacey   Engineer,String Arrangements,Additional Production
Justin Stanley   Engineer
Andy Taub   Producer,Engineer
Woody Jackson   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Doyle Bramhall   Composer,Producer
Yuval Ron   Arranger
Elizabeth Ziman   Composer
Ted Pecchio   Engineer
Adam Minkoff   Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Adam Tilzer   Engineer
Cian Riordan   Engineer
Michael Harris   Producer,Engineer,Tape Machine
Alex Killpartrick   Engineer
Abe Rounds   Composer
Kz Jones   Composer
Dan Branigan   Engineer
Carrie Smith   Creative Assistance
Aurélien Jubault   Engineer

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