At 42, Fort Worth Texas singer-songwriter Brad Thompson has now begun work on his eighth full length CD. “I’m immensely proud of all the CD’s I’ve recorded to date, and now it’s time to see what else I can try out.” Releasing all his discs on Texas indie label Aaron Ave. Records, Brad knows what’s required of an indie artist making their own records – songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, arranger, producer, band leader and he’s shown that he’s up for the task. The CD’s have ranged in styles from stark, honest solo recordings, to hook-laden rock recordings, to spiritual. “The latest disc? Maybe a crazy mix of all three of those styles.” Brad muses.
In addition to working towards the release of his next album, due out in early 2013, Brad keeps a busy live schedule playing everything from intimate solo shows to full on rock shows with his three band mates. He also plays acoustic guitar and provides backing vocals for two other Texas songwriters, Melissa Lawson winner of the 2009 Nashville Star competition and Elizabeth Wills Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition Finalist. Brad also provides music for several national children’s oncology camps every summer and is a music instructor at a local Fort Worth school for children with severe learning disabilities. “We've only been given so much time on this earth and I want to make the most of that time playing music.” Brad says, “Music is a brilliant and fantastic communicator, I will always trust that and believe that.”
Brad’s 20+ years as a songwriter/performer have taken him all across the U.S. several times and even into Mexico and Puerto Rico. A native Texan, born and raised in Grand Prairie, Brad has resided in Fort Worth the past 12 years. He has a twelve-year-old daughter who plays guitar and a nine-year-old son who plays drums, and he drives a minivan.