Wheels Of Soul Summer Tour
Doyle Bramhall II brought his “Wheels Of Soul Summer Tour” to Club Soda in Montreal. The guitarist and his 3-piece band played to a full house of eager fans. The American blues musician is known for his work with Eric Clapton, Roger Waters and his own band The Arc Angels. He has released three solo albums, the last was Welcome in 2001.
Doyle is one of the few guitarists who plays with his guitar strung upside-down. He plays left-handed, but the instrument is strung for a right-handed player. The arrangement of the strings gives his playing a unique sound, bending the strings by pulling them downwards rather than upwards. Others who have bent strings in this direction include Albert King and the late Canadian blues guitarist Jeff Healey, who played his guitar flat on his lap for stability and increased string flexibility
Doyle has collaborated with artists such as T-Bone Burnett, Elton John, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Gary Clark, Jr., Gregg Allman, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Billy Preston, and Erykah Badu, Bramhall has produced several records, including Sheryl Crow’s “100 Miles from Memphis” in 2011.