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Brad Davis

Brad Davis

Brad Davis


There are three artists named Brad Davis. A country artist, a stonerrock artist (ex-Fu Manchu-bassplayer), and a multi-instrumentalist from Birmingham, Alabama 1.) 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. Brad Davis spent ten years (1992-2002) performing on stage as a member of Marty Stuart’s road band. Read more on Last.fm
There are three artists named Brad Davis. A country artist, a stonerrock artist (ex-Fu Manchu-bassplayer), and a multi-instrumentalist from Birmingham, Alabama 1.) 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. 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 occasionally performs with an exciting new bluegrass band, calling themselves "Greenbroke," consisting of Brad Davis, John Cowan, John Moore, and Dennis Caplinger. Brad has worked for, or recorded with, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Pam Tillis, The Forester Sisters, Tommy Shaw (Styx), David Lee Roth (Van Halen), Sheryl Crow, Sam Bush, Warren Zevon, and The Sweethearts of the Rodeo.

He is currently the host of Commerce County Line, a singer/songwriter television program on the iTelevision network (see www.myccl.tv). 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 (http://www.fgmrecords.com/artists/davis.html) "I'm Not Gonna Let My Blues Bring Me Down", and "This World Ain't No Child Anymore" were both released to rave reviews. He also appears on an FGM concert DVD 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 (http://www.flatpick.com/) since 1996 and is currently Takamine’s main guitar clinician, conducting dozens of music store clinics for Takamine each year (http://www.takamine.com/?fa=davisclinics). 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. 2.) Brad Davis is an American bass guitarist, and currently part of the stoner rock band Fu Manchu. He also does backing vocals and plays the theremin. Davis usually plays a combination of G&L basses and old Ampeg SVTs with 8x10" cabinets.

Davis is known for his distorted sound and his fingering technique. Brad Davis has his own band as well called Davis. They released an EP called "Davis" on Elastic records in 2007. 3) A multi-instrumentalist from Birmingham, AL, Brad Davis has played drums with the likes of Wooden Wand and Dan Sartain. He's been a lead singer and also plays keyboards and electronics. His solo material primarily consists of ambient electronic music.

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