**Tony Braunagel’s Profile**
Starting out at the age of 15 on a drumkit purchased from a friend, Tony was soon cutting his teeth in the then-upcoming R&B scene. Later on, he hooked up with such Blues luminaries as Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Charles Brown, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and Jimmie Reed.

In 1981 Tony joined forces with Eric Burdon, 1982 Rickie Lee Jones, 1983 saw the gig with Bette Midler. Then, in 1984 Tony took the drum chair in Bonnie Raitt's band for her huge breakout album "Nick of Time" and the subsequent "Luck of the Draw."

In 1997 Tony played on Taj Mahal's "Senor Blues" album, which won a Grammy. Then in 2000 Tony played on and produced the Grammy-winning "Shoutin' in Key- Live".

Tony has played on many film scores, television shows and countless albums both as a musician and composer. Aside from playing drums Tony also plays bass, sings, and is a successful producer. Tony has a recurring role on the ABC sitcom "According to Jim" starring Jim Belushi.