BRAD “GUITAR” WILSON
Brad "Guitar" Wilson achieved the #1 USA Blues Rock album in 2022.
Wilson's newest record, called Brad “Guitar”’ Wilson, climbed to the #1 album in the USA on the Roots Music Report's Blues Rock top 20 albums in just three weeks!! The first single, “Tales Of Brave Ulysses," also charted as the #1 song in the Top 20. This worldwide smash album is near the top of other charts as well: the Blues charts most played songs on the radio in California, and it has four additional songs charting in the top 20 blues songs. The Brad "Guitar" Wilson album also charted in the Top 20 most played radio albums in the UK and Australia.
The songs are being played on dozens of radio shows around the world. We’re very excited about the success of this album, a collection of original songs, including blues classics. The record is being supported by tour dates in the United States and Europe.
With the April 2023 release of Wilson's follow up to his #1 Blues Rock album, three weeks of shows are booked in four countries in Europe, including the UK. Brad toured Europe in May and October of 2022, including shows in Paris and Brussels. He completed his first European tour of the Netherlands in 2019. 2023 will also include his much anticipated debut in Austin, Texas, for shows at Austin's premiere night clubs.
In September, 2022, Brad again opened four California shows for the iconic band, Chicago. As a special guest, he has been on stage at sold-out arena shows throughout California, entertaining several thousand people at each concert. Brad has toured numerous times with the band. It’s always very exciting!
Brad is currently recording his next record, working with the best West Coast musicians at the famous MIT studios in Hollywood. This album is being produced by legendary producer Francis Buckley (Quincy Jones Alanis Morissette, Aerosmith). This stellar guitar album drops April 7th 2023. The music industry leading publicity/promotion executive, Betsie Brown, and her company Blind Raccoon Promotions will present the album world wide to radio and print media. The record label, Cali Bee Music, will distribute it to all digital music purchase points as well as manufacture CDs for sale to stores.
International guitarist/singer /songwriter Brad “Guitar” Wilson has a soulful contemporary sound, tapping into all his sources of inspiration. His performances have made him a stand-out hit at countless shows. Considered more than a talented guitarist by his audience, Brad is an exciting entertainer.
As a charismatic performer, Brad has become known as a modern hot guitar player who can entertain the house with the best of them. His show features his songwriting and great renditions of dance cover songs. Brad's live show is presented with spirit and class.
Brad has opened for many platinum recording artists, such as Buddy Guy, Cheap Trick, .38 Special, Marshall Tucker Band, Tommy Castro and many others. He has established an identity as a guitar-star entertainer, performing at huge concerts at the West Coast’s largest casinos and festivals.
2022 was a banner year for Brad with the release of an earlier album on Cali Bee Music, I’m Feeling Blue, featuring originals and blues classic covers. It has charted on both the USA and U.K. radio charts.
During 2020 and in 2021, Brad built a streaming show called "The Californian." The 30-minute weekly show became a hit and introduced him to a new audience worldwide. Brad's hot electric guitar solo work and his in-depth acoustic guitar playing entertained viewers with both songwriting and singing. With five albums and now this chart success, the shows featured songs from a deep catalog.
Already a five-album-charting hit maker on worldwide radio, he scored his first U.S. #1 movie track with the song, “Teaser,” from John Carpenter’s film, Vampires, a collaboration with producers, The Robb Brothers. For the next hit soundtrack, Brad subsequently joined forces with John Carpenter and some of Los Angeles' hottest musicians for the music to the movie, Ghosts of Mars, starring Ice Cube.
Other major accomplishments include his songs featured on television shows The Young and The Restless (CBS) and Passions (NBC).
Brad has five best-selling albums: Brad “Guitar” Wilson, I’m Feeling Blue, Blues Thunder, Power Blues Guitar Live and Hands On The Wheel which include worldwide charting hits “I Can Never Love Again,” “Something Goin’ On,” “Step By Step," "Change It Up" and "The Ballad Of John Lee."
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