Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson

 Visalia, California, USA
BandBluesAmericana

Brad Wilson's music has been featured in John Carpenter's last two films & soundtracks, in the NBC soap, Passions, & on the Regis & Kelly Show. His songs are Roots Rockin' Blues and memorable. He's won numerous awards, has a great following & plays over 100 shows a year because the crowds love him!

Biography

Brad Wilson is a California guitarslinger who plays rocked-up blues and is a charismatic and talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Performing 150 shows a year, Brad has become known as a smokin' hot Blues player who can rock the house all night long with the best of them. His songwriting has a hard-charging Americana/Blues/Roots style. His guitar playing is contemporary blues and he can rip on lead. Brad's live show is presented with spirit and class.

Brad and his band have a soulful Americana sound with Brad tapping into all his sources of inspiration. His concerts are the kind of high-octane performances that have made him a standout hit at countless festivals, clubs, wineries and major events. Brad's energetic shows and entertaining appeal have made him a repeat performer at many of the West Coast's biggest festivals!

- Brad is featured on the cover of the March, 2010 issue of Southland Blues, California's premiere Blues Magazine. Inside is an in-depth interview with this award-winning musician, where Brad discusses his work with NBC Television, Paramount Films and his tours throughout the country.

- Brad's music has been featured in John Carpenter's last two films and soundtracks, Vampires and Ghosts Of Mars.

- His song "Teaser," from Vampires, which BMG Records in Europe released as a single, was not only the first cut on the soundtrack, but the only song on the record with vocals. The album won a Saturn Award that year for Best Music against some heavy competition. Saturn Awards are given annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

- With legendary producer Bruce Robb at the helm, the guitarist's stunning solo guitar work is featured throughout the instrumental track, "Can't Let You Go," on Ghosts Of Mars.

- ABC-TV's morning show Live With Regis & Kelly played one of Brad's songs, "House Of Love," a fun, summertime song, which has been described as power rock, reminiscent of Springsteen. Said the music programmer, "I always try to find new music to play during our show and Brad's music fit the bill."

- The NBC soap opera, Passions, has used many of Brad's songs every year since 2000.

- Brad and his band play over 150 shows a year, performing every weekend, appearing at music venues, clubs, wineries, city events, casinos, motorcycle rallies, fairs and festivals, including Southern California's Bluesapalooza, Tobin James Winery, the legendary Hollister Rally, Eureka's Blues By The Bay, the Laughlin River Run, Napa's Blues, Brews & BBQ, Yosemite Lodge At The Falls, Reno's Rollin' On The River, Oregon's Chowder, Blues & Brews and the famous Gilroy Garlic Festival

Heard on the radio in over 30 countries and 40 states!

Discography

CDs:
Brad Wilson solo
Home
House Party
Direct To Disc
Cities & Songs
Rockin' The Blues
Power Blues Live
Blues Alive
Lightning Guitar Blues
Rockin' The Sunset Strip - Volumes 1 - 5.

CDs available at www.cdbaby.com and on sale at the shows.

Set List

BLUES:
SWEET HOME CHICAGO - Willie Dixon
I'M READY - Muddy Waters
BO DIDDLEY - Bo Diddley
THE THRILL IS GONE - B.B. King
KEY TO THE HIGHWAY - Eric Clapton
PEEPIN' AND HIDIN' - Jimmy Reed
PRIDE AND JOY - Stevie Ray Vaughn
STORMY MONDAY - TBone Walker
HOOTCHIE COOCHIE MAN - Muddy Waters
TORE DOWN - Eric Clapton
I CAN'T QUIT YOU - Muddy Waters
RED HOUSE - Jimi Hendrix
SHE MOVES ME - Muddy Waters
FURTHER ON UP THE ROAD - Eric Clapton
MOJO WORKIN' - Muddy Waters
MAKE LOVE TO YOU - Muddy Waters
SINCE I'VE BEEN LOVIN' YOU - Led Zepplin
THIRD DEGREE - Eric Clapton
STANDIN' AROUND CRYIN' - Eric Clapton
HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN - Eric Clapton
DUST MY BROOM - Robert Johnson
ROLLIN' AND TUMBLIN' - Muddy Waters
CROSSROADS - Robert Johnson
NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN AND OUT - Eric Clapton