2009, Jan 20, Austin, TX, The Belmont, 7-10pm

Denny Freeman with Jon Blondell and Wes Starr at The Belmont on 6th Street in downtown Austin.

2009, Jan 25, Dallas, TX, Poor David’s Pub, 9pm

Denny Freeman with Jim Milan on bass and Michael J Dohoney on drums headlining the Sunday night lineup of KNON 89.3 FM’s 10th Annual Blues Festival at Poor David’s Pub in Dallas, Texas.

Tickets available at the KNON website, Poor David’s Pub, KNON studios, and Forever Young Records in Grand Prairie.


2009, Jan 17, Austin, TX, The Continental Club, Midnight

From The Continental Club newsletter, Continental Confidential, Volume XII, Issue 8.2:

“Saturday January 17, Doors @ 12:00. $15 – Long-time musical compadres Denny Freeman, Doyle Bramhall & Jim Milan get together for what is sure to be an incredible couple of hours of Texas blues. “Dallas native and Austin fixture, Denny Freeman was co-lead guitarist in the Cobras with Stevie Vaughan, before joining Angela Strehli (cutting two solo LPs during his stint with the songstress), contributing to Big Guitars from Texas, and recording with Lou Ann Barton. More original and out-on-a-limb than most textbook-blues players, he co-wrote ‘Baboom/Mama Said’ on the Vaughan Brothers’ Family Style and played guitar and piano on tour with Jimmie Vaughan following the latter’s Strange Pleasure.” ~Dan Forte, All Music Guide. Doyle Bramhall has been an integral part of the Texas music scene for over 40 years beginning with his first band The Chessmen, who opened for Jimi Hendrix in 1968 when Bramhall was still in his teens.The singer, drummer and songwriter Bramhall and Jimmie Vaughan transplanted that renaissance to Austin in the early ’70s with the band Storm, and Bramhall later wrote a number of signature songs for and with Stevie Ray Vaughan, including “Change It,” “Tightrope” and “Life By The Drop.” And, yes, he is the father of Doyle Bramhall II. Following the success of his acclaimed solo debut Bird Nest On The Ground (1994), Bramhall went on to produce critically acclaimed albums by Marcia Ball, Indigenous, and Chris Duarte. He released his Yep Roc debut, Fitchburg Street “a heartfelt ode to the blues and R&B” in 2003. His own albums place him in the same artistic pantheon as the luminaries he has worked with. His 1994 debut, Bird Nest On The Ground, featuring both Vaughans and his son, Doyle Bramhall II, on guitar as well as the Memphis Horns, was a masterwork of grooving Texas blue-flame soul that spotlighted Bramhall’s hearty shout of a voice. Fitchburg Street paid tribute to some of the influences on his singing and style and included a restored version of his original demo of “Life By The Drop.” Jim Milan has played bass in Doyle’s band for years, and is a Texas bass legend playing in The Texas Tornados, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, The Juke Jumpers, Alan Haynes, Robin Sylar, etc.”
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Denny Freeman, Doyle Bramhall & a Guy Named Jim

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