Charlie sexton website
From 1992 to 1994, he was a member of Austin's Arc Angels, along with Doyle Bramhall II, Tommy Shannon, and Chris "Whipper'' Layton.That group recorded one self-titled album, released in 1992 on Geffen Records.On many occasions, the extraordinary, young Sexton brothers– twelve-year-old Charlie and ten-year-old Will opened for Stevie Ray Vaughan and joined him on stage. Another shot of “Arc Angels”, featuring Charlie Sexton and Doyle Bramhall II, backed by the legendary Tommy Shannon & Chris “Whipper” Layton of Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s backing band) fame.
His mother would get him out to clubs like the Armadillo World Headquarters and the Soap Creek Saloon.
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Both Charlie and Will were taught to play guitar by Texas legend and “Godfather of Austin Blues”– W. Clark (who along with the Vaughan brothers, Doyle Bramhall and others, for the Austin Blues scene).
There are more Rock, Country, Folk and Blues music greats from the Lone Star State than you can shake a stick at– not to mention the colorful and storied scene they created that lives-on today. He was runnin’ his mouth, spittin’, and swingin’ that bass around like a baseball bat on stage– mowin’ people down. ” Ask him about Charlie Sexton, and out come tales of the early days of him and his lil’ brother Will playing in clubs before they were teens…then with the Vaughan brothers (Jimmie & Stevie Ray)…and Charlie’s much-loved band, with Doyle Bramhall II, son of the legendary Doyle Bramhall…and how Doyle (Senior) and the Vaughan brothers own history together (among many others, Jimmie and Doyle both came out of the legendary band, These three families– The Vaughans, the Bramhalls, & the Sextons, are forever entwined with one another in the history of Texas music.
The loyal fans who were around back then dutifully keep it alive through a rich oral history. Ask him if he recalls when the “You mean that Sid Vicious kid? Everyone knows about Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan, ’nuff said.