Brad Davis “The Shredder” BIO
Grammy Record Performer Brad Davis “The Shredder” tours solo & with acoustic bass and two violinists showcasing a unique brand of acoustic Americana performing exciting versions of pop, rock, blues & country hits & high energy originals showcasing Brad’s signature Double Down Up speed picking technique – Robert Palmer, Eagles, George Jones, The Band, Steve Miller, Nora Jones, Mumford & Sons, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Bob Dylan, TODO, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and more.
Brad Davis Touring Highlights
Brad just recently toured summer August 2019 opening for Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters, five years with Warner Bros recording artist The Forester Sisters, 11 years with MCA Marty Stuart, two years with Sugar Hill recording artist Sweet Hearts of the Rodeo, six years with Columbia recording artist Earl Scruggs, two years with Sugar Hill recording artist Sam Bush, Full-time member and partner for the Van Guard Recording band The Boxmasters.
Brad Davis Bluegrass Highlights In 2013
Current Official Bluegrass Valley Record Release Brad Davis “A Bluegrass Tribute to George Jones,”
2013 was the year that marked a purposeful return to Brad’s first love, acoustic music! Brad launched ‘Walk On Faith’, a critically acclaimed Bluegrass Gospel project the drew attention from the Bluegrass and Gospel music genres. Here are some of the 2013 highlights:
Official Bluegrass Music Video Release of “Never Give The Devil A Ride” Concept Video: http://youtu.be/kZxVYy30Fhs
Video Released to Social Media on Oct 22, 2013, Garnering National Press Coverage:
“Never Give The Devil A Ride” Video Will Made-It’s National Television Debut Saturday, Oct 26, 2013, on Nashville Country Revival, a popular music-oriented show airing on national networks such as Daystar, The Nashville Network, and others. It has been aired many times since:
‘Walk On Faith’ Album released on Airplay Direct: www.airplaydirect.com/walkonfaith.
(Note: ‘Walk On Faith’ was in the Top 50 ADP Global Radio Chart for October 2013 among ALL genres)
Reviews of ‘Walk On Faith’:
Radio Success: Singles From the Album,” Road To Emmaus” and” Never Give The Devil A Ride”, Charted Across Multiple Genres of Music with nationwide #2 airplay from XM Radio, Salem Music Networks and including The Legendary 650 WSM, Home of the Grand Ole Opry.
Promotional And Appearance Notes: Brad’s Promotional Tour of the Album saw him appear for performance and interviews on such national platforms at TBN’s primetime Praise The Lord program hosted by Jason Crabb (3rd largest television network in the world) and Front Porch Fellowship, a nationally syndicated radio show in over 200 markets, sponsored by Les Butler.
Brad Davis In 2014:
Brad is poised to have a BREAKOUT Bluegrass Year in 2014. His new grass project, ‘A Bluegrass Tribute To George Jones’, is already garnering industry and fan attention alike. Brad is currently scheduling tour dates for 2014 in support of his new album. To prepare Brad for an appearance, contact: email@example.com
Writer credits: As a songwriter, his songs recorded by artists like Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Terry Baucom & The Dukes of Drive, Night Flyer, Tim McGraw, Jo-El Sonnier, Tony Trischka, Billy Bob Thornton, Tommy Shaw, and many others. He is currently signed with Tune Core Publishing International and with Louisiana Hayride Records and BDM Management.
Review: Brad Davis shines on new bluegrass-gospel album ‘Walk on Faith – Markos Papadatos
Brad Davis’ new CD “Walk on Faith” is exceptionally well-done. He possesses one of the finest male voices in the bluegrass and gospel genresMusicusic since Dan Tyminski. This nine-track collection is a real treat.
Review by William Ruhlmann – AllMusic.com
It seems fair to say that for every country star crooning under his cowboy hat in the spotlight, several pickers are standing just behind him in the shadows, thinking to themselves, “I can play rings around this guy. I can sing, I can write, and I’m not bad looking. Why am I here on salary while he’s out there getting the big bucks?” There’s no way of knowing whether Brad Davis has ever mused in this way to himself as he’s played guitar behind Marty Stuart, Earl Scruggs, Billy Bob Thornton, the Sweethearts of the Rodeo, and the Forester Sisters, and recorded with them, as well as Sheryl Crow, Warren Zevon, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, and Pam Tillis. But if he did, there would be some justice in his attitude. On This World Ain’t No Child, his second FGM Record release, Davis writes or co-writes all 12 songs, sings in an engaging, if not overwhelmingly distinctive, tenor, and, of course, picks a superior acoustic guitar as well as his own self-designed Brad Bender, accompanied by such buddies and bandmates asThornton (who sings dead on grass on “Shadows”),Sam Bush, John Jorgenson, Béla Fleck, and Tommy Shaw ofStyx. Especially on the album’s first several tracks, the players turn in some terrific bluegrass-style work, but the quality of the performing extends throughout the disc.
SOME NOTED QUOTES:
Steve Lukather – Toto has something to say about Brad Davis’s guitar chops:
“I was walking thru a NAMM show, and I heard this amazing guitar playing..it was Brad. I stopped in my tracks and watched and listened to someone who OWNED the instrument. Perfect chops, a gorgeous touch, and a lot of heart. It turns out he is a nice guy, too. Check him out. A gem in a world of a million players.” – Steve Lukather, Singer/songwriter/guitarist/arranger, and producer (rock band Toto, Boz Scaggs)
Tommy Shaw – STYX has something to say about Brad Davis’s guitar chops:
“For Brad Davis, there is no such thing as half measures, unless it’s specifically written that way on a music chart. He plays the guitar with heart and soul the same way he writes and records his songs. His style is instantly recognizable and to top it off he’s a great hang, which means a lot when you’re riding a bus, sharing a stage, dressing room or recording studio control room.” – Tommy Shaw, Guitarist (Styx, Damn Yankees)
Earl Scruggs – has something to say about Brad Davis’s guitar chops:
“Brad Davis is a great guitar player, on both acoustic and electric. He has a unique style that I enjoy hearing.” – Earl Scruggs, legendary musician, and Grammy award-winner.
Billy Bob Thornton – has something to say about Brad Davis’s guitar chops:
“Brad Davis is one of the most interesting original guitar players I have ever heard with his very own double down up shredder technique. Musicusic he creates will no doubt mark history, he’s amazing!” – Billy Bob Thornton, lead singer for The Boxmasters, songwriter and session drummer, director, playwright, screenwriter, and actor.
I look forward to speaking with you about booking Brad Davis, “The Shredder.”
Rashelle Davis – BDM Management
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