A wave of sadness swept across Texas music today with news of the passing of Doyle Bramhall Sr. An accomplished musician, performer and songwriter in his own right, Doyle also wrote or co-wrote a number of songs made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan. While his name may not be a household word outside of the music community, he was well-known and respected within it. His reach goes far beyond that community as anyone who has ever listened to a Stevie Ray Vaughan song has felt Doyle's impact. The loss is greater in that he had overcome many obstacles in his life to arrive at a place where he was at his happiest and healthiest. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.