After years on the road playing country with Marty Stuart, bluegrass with Earl Scruggs, newgrass with Sam Bush, and rock with Billy Bob Thornton, Brad Davis steps out front to prove that he can hold his own as a solo artist and band leader. His high energy entertaining show combines his various musical influences to present a country-fied rockin’ folkgrass with a touch of the blues.
Brad Davis spent ten years (1992-2002) performing on stage as a member of Marty Stuart’s road band. For the past six years he has played lead acoustic guitar with Earl Scruggs and Friends, and for the past five years he has played lead electric and acoustic guitar with movie actor Billy Bob Thornton’s rock band. He spent two years (2003-2004) as the guitar player for the Sam Bush Band and also performed with John Jorgenson’s Gypsy jazz Quintet in 2005. He also occasionally performs with an exciting new band calling themselves "Greenbroke" consisting of Brad Davis, John Cowan, John Moore, Dennis Caplinger.
Brad has worked for, or recorded with, Willie Nelson, Emmy Lou Harris, Pam Tillis, The Forester Sisters, Tommy Shaw (Styx), David Lee Roth (Van Halen), Sheryl Crow, and The Sweethearts of the Rodeo. He is currently the host of Commerce County Line, a singer/songwriter television program on the iTelevision network. Additionally, Brad has recorded two album projects featuring Billy Bob Thornton on Mercury Records and has toured both Europe and the United States as the lead guitar player for Billy Bob Thornton’s band. Brad's two solo recordings on FGM Records (I'm Not Gonna Let My Blues Bring Me Down, and This World Ain't No Child Anymore where both released to rave reviews. He also appears on an FGM concert video release Live in Kansas City with Cody Kilby and Tim May.
A prolific songwriter Brad has had his songs recorded by various country and bluegrass artists, including country star Tim McGraw (“Ain’t No Angels”). He has played on Marty Stuart’s gold selling album This Ones Gonna Hurt You, the Marty Stuart Hit Pack, and Marty’s last MCA recording The Pilgrim. He played on the soundtrack of Steven Seagal’s Fire Down Below, and performed music for Billy Bob Thornton’s Miramax releases Daddy And Them and Waking Up In Reno. He also recorded with Sheryl Crow, and others, on the Johnny Cash tribute album Kindred Spirits, played guitar on Warren Zevon’s final Grammy-winning recording, The Wind, and was on Sam Bush's Sugar Hill release King of My World.
A talented guitar instructor and writer, Brad has been a columnist for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine since 1996 and is currently Takamine’s main guitar clinician, conducting dozens of music store clinics for Takamine each year. He has taught at Steve Kaufman’s Flatpick Camp, Nashcamp, Camp Bluegrass, the St. Louis Flatpick Weekend, the Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend, and more. He has also produced four instructional DVDs for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, Flatpick Jam, Volumes 1, 2, & 3 and a book/DVD/CD course called Flatpicking the Blues. Additionally, he has produced several instructional courses for Mel Bay Publications, including the Blue Book of Speedpicking, and a series of instructional Ear Training Cds.
For more information: www.braddavisontour.com