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A man, a guitar, a mission. Seamlessly blending blues, folk, and country together with a rock 'n' roll swagger; Brad Rizer brings to the table what musicians these days can only dream to have: Soul.
The man: Brad started playing the drums at 10 years old with his father John. At 16 he picked up the guitar and taught his brother the drums. That is when they started their family band, Two Mile Road. TMR played around Northern Utah for years as mainly a hobby keeping the family together. In 2009 John was diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away in March, 2010. The event prevented Brad from picking up his guitar for nearly a year. Then in December of the same year he picked his guitar back up while remembering words his father told him on his death bed. "Stay strong for your mom and brother, pursue your music to no end, and never own a motorcycle." With these words in mind, he set out on the road to his dream.
The music: Brad started up a band with his friends Brennon Williams and Kyler Elmer. The trio decided unanimously to name the band Two Mile Road in homage to the old family band. The new incarnation played around the Ogden area for about 8 months before disbanding for various reasons. Brad then set back out on his solo career and released his first E.P. "Wasted Years" with the help of Sparc Records and Interface Audio. The album was well received and highly accredited all around. He is now in the studio with Casey Romney recording his first full-length album "Revival of a Broken Soul" with the writing help of Nathan Pectol. The album promises to be a step into the mind of a tormented rocker on his life's journey.
The mission: "I am here to create feeling, to invoke emotion. Bring you to your knees and raise your soul higher than it has ever been." Not motivated by money or fame, Brad is here to send a message out to the disillusioned public that needs nothing more than some heart-felt lyrics and a driving beat. Having gone through many of life's little quirks, he knows the pure pain that this world can and will cause. "I want people to know that they are not the only ones experiencing problems in their lives. I'm not just complaining about life in my songs, I want people to know that I've been there and felt that."