Having spent the last fifteen years performing on stage as a member of Marty Stuart's road band, playing lead acoustic guitar with Earl Scruggs and Friends, and playing lead electric and acoustic guitar with Billy Bob Thornton's rock band, Brad Davis now brings his acoustic guitar and songwriting talent to the forefront with the release of his new solo recording I'm Not Gonna Let My Blues Get Me Down. This album not only presents Brad?s unique blend of acoustic blues, rock, country, and bluegrass and highlights his vocal, songwriting, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and bass talents, its real excitement is the interaction between Brad and some of the world's most talented musicians from the bluegrass, newgrass, country, and rock genres.
Brad's concept on this recording was to write and record the music that he loves with the musical friends and heroes who he knew could help him get the most out of each song. Guest artists on this CD include: banjo legend Earl Scruggs, movie star Billy Bob Thornton, Sam Bush (Newgrass Revival, Nash Ramblers, Sam Bush Band), David Grier (3-time IBMA guitar player of the year), Rob Ickes (Blue Highway), Greg Davis, Tommy Shaw (Styx, Damn Yankees), John Jorgenson (Elton John, Desert Rose Band, Hellecasters), Jon Randall (Nash Ramblers, Sam Bush Band), bluegrass fiddler legend Glen Duncan, and Kelly Nolf.
In addition to playing lead electric and acoustic guitars on the road with Marty Stuart for over ten years, Brad Davis also played on Marty's gold selling album "This Ones Gonna Hurt You," the Marty Stuart "Hit Pack," and Marty's latest MCA recording "The Pilgrim." Brad played on the soundtrack of Steven Seagal's "Fire Down Below," and performed music for Billy Bob Thornton's upcoming Miramax releases "Daddy And Them" and "Waking Up In Reno."
Brad also recorded two new album projects featuring Billy Bob Thornton on Mercury and has toured both Europe and the United States as the lead guitar player for Billy Bob Thornton's band. Additionally, Brad has worked for, or recorded with, Willie Nelson, Emmy Lou Harris, Pam Tillis, The Forester Sisters, The Sweethearts of the Rodeo, and currently tours with Billy Bob Thornton, and banjo legend Earl Scruggs as the lead guitar player for the band Earl Scruggs & Friends. Additonally, Brad will tour extensively in 2003 as the lead guitar player for the Sam Bush Band and play select solo dates to promote his new CD "I'm Not Gonna Let My Blues Get Me Down."