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Arc Angels Opening For Eric Clapton Spring 2009

The eagerly anticipated reunion of the Arc Angels features original band members Charlie Sexton, Doyle Bramhall II and Chris Layton performing together again. After more than a decade apart, the band has entered the studio to record new music, is slated to open for Eric Clapton on his Spring tour, and will release a Live CD / DVD with a U.S. summer tour to follow. "Charlie and I started to write together again and decided that we should get the band back together. The chemistry that we all have together is one entity and it's something very real. It's fun," said Bramhall. "We're trying to take advantage and savor the good things and one of the good things is the Arc Angels," added Charlie Sexton. Their official reunion concert takes place on 20 March during the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Bramhall is well-known to Clapton's fans having collaborated with him in the studio since 2000.

Bramhall II, Doyle

Doyle Bramhall II was born in Dallas, Texas on 24 December 1968 but was raised in Austin. His father, drummer Doyle Bramhall, is a Texas music legend known for his work with Lightning Hopkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan in the 1960s and 1970s. At age 16, Doyle Bramhall......

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Eric Clapton & His Band Wrap Tour In Melbourne

Eric Clapton and His Band wrapped up their February and March dates at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 10 March. EC shuffled the set list a bit for the final night of the tour. Included were many songs from Derek and the Dominos' landmark album, Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs ("Tell The Truth," "Little Wing," "Layla," "Key To The Highway," "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad", "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"). Also performed were his radio-friendly hits ("Wonderful Tonight", "I Shot The Sheriff") and blues standards "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Driftin'." One fan said!, "What a concert! Eric took the Sydney show and turned it up to 12! ... The overall sound for the night was just like Sydney with Eric constantly using his mid boost for those crunchier, thicker tones. The sounds his guitar achieved tonight deserve credit in themselves." Eric's 2009 touring activities now go on hiatus until May when things will pick up with dates in Ireland and England....

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