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Booking (North America)

Laurie Gorman
Cali Bee Music
559-741-0245
laurie3g@aol.com

Michael D. Buell
707-442-2022
408-422-7368
watarian@yahoo.com

Booking (Europe)
William Van Kempen
+31624933630
bluesyw@online.nl

Record Label
Cali Bee Music, Inc.


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Brad Wilson

www.bradwilsonlive.com

Brad Wilson - Power Blues Guitar Live

In March, 2016 Cali Bee Music Inc. is releasing Power Blues Guitar LIVE the follow up CD to the critically acclaimed 2015 studio release Blues Thunder by California shred guitarist Brad Wilson. Power Blues Guitar LIVE is a raw live-track CD featuring nine famous blues songs paying homage to some of the old blues greats like Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Brad takes each song and with loving care, transforms them into his own with red hot guitar licks and a superb rhythm section making this CD a complete tribute to the masters of the blues. Power Blues Guitar Live also contains four Wilson originals.

Brad Wilson is a California guitarslinger who plays rocked-up blues and is a charismatic and talented guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. Performing over 100 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.

What the critics are saying about the Power Blues Guitar Live Album

Sirius XM Radio BB Kings Bluesville

"A Hit with our listeners!"

Blues Deluxe Radio At Roots Music Report

"Diamond-hard blues rock and powerhouse blues that strike like a lightning bolt!"

Wasser-Prawer / Germany

"Rock-solid blues rock a great guitarist!"

Eric Campfens BarnOwlBlues / The Netherlands

"This album shows how Brad Wilson sounds live. Let's get the man himself to Europe to really see him in it."

Vincente Zumel of La Hora Del Blues / Spain

"Great guitarist, this recording is a good example and truly reflects his quality as a musician."
 

Chart positions for Brad Wilson's record, Blues Thunder Album

Europe
  • "Step By Step" went to number #1 on Europe's Hit-Tracks Top 100 for 3 weeks in a row this summer.
  • "Change It Up" went to the number #1 song on Europe's Hit-Tracks Top 100.
  • British Blues Radio charted the Blues Thunder album at number #27.
America
  • "Step By Step" went to number #8 on America's Roots Music Report.
  • Blues Thunder charted at the number #20 position on America's Roots Music Report.
  • Hit album Blues Thunder spent six months in the Top 50 albums on Roots Music Report!
This outstanding collection of studio songs follows up Brad’s last record, Hands On The Wheel, which featured four chart-topping European hits, including the song, “The Ballad Of John Lee” which was played in regular rotation on SiriusXM’s channel, BB King’s Bluesville.

Brad Wilson has 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 concert series, clubs, casinos, 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. Considered more than a talented guitarist by his audience, Wilson is an exciting entertainer. The new Power Blues Guitar LIVE album has created a lot of anticipation to see Brad and his band, The Rollin' Blues Thunder Band, on their 2016 Tour!

Blues Thunder’s hit song "Step by Step" is still a hot-on-fire song at worldwide radio and the Blues Thunder album is being played on the biggest syndicated radio shows like “Blues Deluxe” and “Confessin' The Blues,” reaching all seven continents with millions of listeners! Additionally, Roots Time Magazine recently ran a story proclaiming "The doors in Europe are open for Brad Wilson. With his new album Blues Thunder, he will get even more name recognition."

Brad’s music has been featured in films and on TV: John Carpenter’s last two movies and soundtracks, Vampires and Ghosts Of Mars, as well as in NBC-TV’s Passions and ABC-TV’s Regis and Kelly. Also, Brad's music was used many times recently in the CBS-TV show, The Young & The Restless.

Brad Wilson's 2015 Blues Thunder Tour excited audiences with one of the hottest guitar Blues Rock shows on the road! Brad Wilson & The Rollin. Blues Thunder band opened three sold out shows for the legendary rock 'n roll band with horns, CHICAGO, in Saratoga, CA, Paso Robles, CA and Bakersfield, CA. He also performed shows with Tommy Castro and The Marshall Tucker band. Hit Concert Attraction Brad Wilson is a rising force on the concert scene. Backing him up are Cali Bee Music, European booking agent Ron Pennings and P.I.C.A., Kool Breeze Promotions and publishing giant BMI.

Contact Cali Bee Music Inc
Laurie Gorman
laurie3g@aol.com
Ph. 310-550-5256


For more information visit www.bradwilsonlive.com


What critics are saying

The back cover of Brad Wilson's new CD, Hands On The Wheel (Blues Boulevard Records) reads that the California guitarist "plays high-octane rocked-up Blues." Yeah, and Moby Dick was a big fish. That statement is the only understated item about this electrifying CD. Brad Wilson rocks the house, y'all.....pure and simple. If you're looking for a disc to plug into your car stereo, crank up to 11 with the windows and top down, look no further.


Graham Clarke
Blues Bytes Magazine


Sometimes referred to as the "Billboard Chart of the Blues," Roots Music Report gives Brad Wilson's new album, Hands On the Wheel, their highest rating: 5 Stars!

"Brad Wilson sings with a passion and his new CD is simply a splendid example that we hope more blues up and comers will choose to follow. If this release doesn't get you jumpin, then your jumper is broke."


Robert Bartosh
Roots Music Report


When the opening riff of "Hands On The Wheel" begins, it will be hard to put down Brad Wilson's album, a driving Blues/Rock hybrid that beckons people to lean in closer to the speaker and listen carefully to this unique mixture of tasty guitar riffs that need to be noticed, and the wailing vocals represent all that that sounds cool. In fact, this album should be wearing its own pair of sunglasses!


Michael Brasier
American Blues Scene


Wilson convinces not only as a singer and songwriter but also as a guitar player, and just burns down a firework with his six string guitar doing Roadhouse and Bluesrock.

Blues News (Germany/Austria & Switzerland)
Review from the leading magazine for all "Blues Matters" in Europe


For more information, contact Laurie Gorman at 310-550-5256 or laurie3g@aol.com

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