Brad Davidge
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Brad Davidge


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"Brad Davidge's talent on display in Unfolded"

Brad Davidge has devoted much of the past six years to supporting the careers of other artists.

First, it was Terry Kelly, who convinced Davidge in 1997 to leave his own band, Soul's Road, to play both lead and rhythm guitar and sing backing vocals for his touring band.

Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond recruited Davidge to play guitar for her band
in 1998.

A year later, it was Grammy-nominated fiddler Natalie MacMaster who came calling with an offer too good to pass on.

Three years down the road the Toronto-born, Gander-bred artist is still touring the world with MacMaster, earning praise from critics, fans and his musical peers for the calibre of his guitar work and the contribution he makes to her show.

But Davidge is much more than just a guitar for hire.

He's also a gifted singer-songwriter with a four-octave vocal range and a guitar case full of great songs.

Ten of those songs can be found on Davidge's just released solo album, Unfolded, a superior offering produced by Juno Award-winning producer Gordie Sampson at Cape Breton's much-touted Lakewind Sound Studios.

Unfolded is the work of an accomplished musical craftsman with keen pop sensibilities, a warm and inviting collection of songs that draw you in with the kinds of strong melody lines that stay with you long after you've put the disc away and keep your attention with thoughtfully conceived and
well-crafted lyrics that are easy to relate to.

Davidge, who holds a jazz degree from St. F.X., wrote or co-wrote all 10 songs on Unfolded, collaborating frequently with his brother Jason, who also provides back-up vocals throughout the album. Sampson shares the writing credits on two tracks, and Natalie MacMaster tags in for one.
- The Guardian

"What people are saying:"

"Brad Davidge is an excellent guitar player "- - Boston Globe


LP: Unfolded (2003)
Produced by Grammy Award Winner, Gordie Sampson
EP: Danny Boy (2006)
Released due to great demand from Natalie MacMaster fans.
Singles: Stuck in the Middle Featuring Natalie MacMaster (2006)



He has shared the stage with the likes of Faith Hill, Don Henley, Allison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Yo-Yo Ma, Hayley Westenra, Gordie Sampson, Rosanne Cash, Sam Bush, Mark O'Connor, Randy Bachman, Carlos Nunez and Natalie MacMaster. He's recorded with such world class talents as Michael McDonald, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, and Jerry Douglas. He's performed at Carnegie Hall, and The Hollywood Bowl and has appeared on Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and ABC's New Years Eve Special. Now, with Juno Award winning producer and former band mate Gordie Sampson, Brad Davidge has embarked on a musical journey like no other - Unfolded - Brad's debut solo effort. By removing the boundaries of the traditional east coast style, Brad is revolutionizing a new musical movement that is resonating with audiences world wide.

"Unfolded is the work of an accomplished musical craftsman with keen pop sensibilities, a warm and inviting collection of songs that draw you in with the kinds of strong melody lines that stay with you long after you've put the disc away and keep your attention with thoughtfully conceived and well-crafted lyrics that are easy to relate to."- The Guardian

Born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Gander, Newfoundland, Brad Davidge was brought up in a musically rich environment. "I've always had lots of inspiration to draw upon", he says. At age eleven, Brad got his first guitar, and started out by accompanying his father who played traditional tunes on the accordion. By the age of fifteen, he had progressed so rapidly, he began touring around Newfoundland in various bands, most of whose members were twice his age, doubling on lead vocals and guitars. During this time Brad felt a need to express himself in a more original way, and began writing songs. While in the twelfth grade, Brad joined forces with fellow songwriter Dean Bury to form Dissonance. They recorded and released their debut album, Plant Your Seed, in the spring of 1990. Supported heavily by CBC stations throughout the province and abroad, Dissonance was a huge success.

"Brad Davidge on guitar is … a virtuoso … full of rhythmic drive and jazz attitude."- The Mail Star

Brad continued to tour throughout Newfoundland with Dissonance until completing high school. He then decided to take his music one step further. He cut his ties with the group, and enrolled in the Jazz program at St. F. X. University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia to study under guitar legend Rod Elias, and vocal master Doug Rose. Four years later, in 1995, Brad completed his degree and graduated with First Class Honors.

"High-energy licks with guitarist Brad Davidge… easily stretch the boundaries of traditional style."- Sonic Net

Following graduation, Brad formed the band Soul's Road. A four piece pop act, Soul's Road was yet another outlet to showcase Brad's talent as a songwriter, vocalist, and musician. They toured throughout eastern Canada from 1995-1997. Then singer/songwriter Terry Kelly asked Brad to join his touring band. Although this would mean a different role for Brad, he was open to the idea. Primarily a country/pop show, Brad showcased his ability as a lead and rhythm player, as well as singing background vocals. Combining jazz, rock, and country, Brad floored audiences with his impressive technique and sound.

"Brad Davidge is an excellent guitar player "- The Boston Globe

He played with Terry until 1998 when he was asked to join forces with Gaelic songstress Mary Jane Lamond as her guitarist. Mary Jane's group brought out a whole new side of Brad's playing abilities. The music went from very subtle, with delicate nuances, to hard driving funk, reminiscent of the Meters. Brad thrived on the band's dynamic, "It's taken me years to learn when not to play." He once said. "The guitar parts are all quite involved with Mary Jane's music, sometimes I am covering three to four guitar parts at once which make for some very interesting possibilities on the guitar, and I love that!"

"Brad Davidge demonstrated his musical expertise, whether on acoustic or electric guitars, and drove several of the songs with his energetic playing."- Indiana Daily

He continued to tour with Mary Jane, wowing audiences with his subtle touch and aggressive fire, until October of 1999 when he decided to make another change, and joined forces with the Grammy nominated fiddling sensation, Natalie MacMaster. Not being your average traditional show, the band incorporates various styles of music including jazz, bluegrass, country, funk, rock, and flamenco, where Brad is afforded many opportunities to showcase his abilities. "A lot of the show is guitar oriented, which keeps me busy and very happy at the same time," he says. With Natalie, Brad is touring throughout the globe playing many of the larger festivals and well-known venues. Brad has also been involved in other musical projects. For instance, in January of 2000, Brad was asked to take part in a project whi