TGS PLAYER SPOTLIGHT -
BRAD VICKERS & HIS VESTAPOLITANS


Brad Vickers Spotlight


"Low Down Dirty Shame" from his LP Traveling Fool
TGS Spotlight Player from April 14, 2011

Guitarist/songwriter Brad Vickers learned on the job playing, recording, and touring with America's blues and roots masters: Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Odetta, Sleepy LaBeef, and Rosco Gordon — to name only a few. As bass player for Little Mike & The Tornadoes, he cut his teeth backing up these elder statesmen, many of whom called on him to work and record with them over the years. Brad had the good fortune to play on Pinetop Perkins’ Grammy-nominated discs, “Born in the Delta” (Telarc), and “Ladies Man” (MC Records).


Now his group, The Vestapolitans, offer a good-time mix of originals and covers spanning blues, ragtime, hill country breakdowns, rock 'n' roll, and more great American roots music. A new release, “Traveling Fool” joins their previous two CDs, “Le Blues Hot” (2008) and “Stuck With The Blues” (2010), which have met with terrific reviews, radio play on 250+ stations and wonderful audience response!


Brad comes from the Pine Barrens of Long Island’s rural East End. He is the scion of a musical family from the Pine Barrens of Chintoteague, Virginia, where his grandfather played lap steel and drums.


Visit Brad Vickers & the Vestapolitans' website at myspace.com/vestapolitans


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