Bradford is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and music producer from Central Upstate New York. His love for both live performance and recording is evident in his songs, crafted from triumph, tragedy, and everything in between. The respect and reverence for the art of music is clear in all his work, but Brad is not the kind to take himself too seriously. Onstage, he's not one to shy away from a bad joke or the chance to cheers a beer or three!
Performing live has become a way of life. Whether solo or as an ensemble (duo w/ Steve Romer, The Freeloaders) he has averaged 100 shows a year over the last half-decade (well, let's not count 2020). This musical journey has seen Brad perform at the most esteemed venues (Carnegie Hall) to the best local watering holes (gotta love the St. Charles!). He has also opened for and shared the stage with many prominent and diverse musicians.
Main Street Music, Seedstock (Cortland, NY)
Homer Center for the Arts (Homer, NY)
Westcott Theater, Jamesville Ballon Rally (Syracuse, NY)
The Haunt (Ithaca, NY)
Wine and Chocolate Festival (Montrose, PA)
Roadhouse, The Foundry/Melting Point (Athens, GA)
Tim Reynolds, Boyd Tinsley (Dave Matthews Band)
Ed Kowalczyk (Live)
Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra)
Brock Butler (Perpetual Groove)
Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band)
Aside from the stage, Bradford's favorite place is his own home recording space, Acorn Studio. If not writing or recording solo material, there's a solid chance he is helping other musicans bring their vision to life. What began as a teen with a cassette 4-track recorder and one mic, has blossomed into a full on passion for creating professional and beautiful sounds. Continuing to develop as a producer, sound and mix engineer, Brad has worked with local, regional and international artists to help them create their "best sounding" and "most inspired" works to date. His production of Steve Romer's "Slow Demise" was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2022 Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS)