Two Shows: 7:30pm & 9:30pm Brad Absher - singer, songwriter, and guitarist, lives in Houston, Texas. Brad was raised in Lake Charles, LA and his unique sound reflects the area’s Swamp Pop influence he first heard on South Louisiana AM radio. After moving to Tulsa in the late 70’s, teenaged Absher was soon studying with the city’s best, including Gerry Lewis & the Playboy’s guitarist, Tommy Tripplehorn. Absher credits this relationship as key to his development, saying “It wasn’t really formal lessons as much as just hanging out becoming friends and getting to hear him play live.” Soon thereafter, slide guitar made its way into his sound after seeing Ry Cooder and his East Texas supergroup “Chicken Skin Review.” His musical expertise has been recognized widely throughout his career, referred to frequently in Tulsa as a “Guitar God.” In 2013, he competed and was selected as Houston’s International Blues Challenge Regional Winner. He and his band were sent on behalf of the Houston Blues Society to represent Houston at the IBC’s in Memphis. Absher’s current set includes songs from his five albums spanning the course of 20 years. Brad can lead a group of musicians from greasy swamp pop to urban blues and keep his fans groovin’ on the dance floor. When he’s not gigging in Houston, Tulsa, New Orleans, or festivals nation-wide, Brad's shares his guitar knowledge on staff at Houston’s well-known Rockin’ Robin music store. He generously donates his time and talent to raise money for musician’s benefits. He and his wife, Amy have a college-age daughter, Madison and they reside in both Houston and New Orleans.
Part of the Lone Star Rally -- buy tickets here: http://www.thegrand.com/calendar.asp?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20141107
Great opportunity for Houston north-sider's to preview Brad Absher and Swamp Royale's highly anticipated CD "Lucky Dog" - This band placed in the top 9 finalists of the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis - hope you can join us for this special sneak peek!
The Gulf Coast Organ Trio is Brad Absher on lead guitar and vocals; Mike Patton on drums and vocals; Barry Seelen on the Hammond B3 organ. Triple Play!
CD Preview Party in anticipation of the upcoming release of Brad Absher and Swamp Royale's "Lucky Dog" CD. The band is among the Top 9 finalists in the 2014 International Blues Challenge - Gonna be a party - See you on the dance floor!
Label: Yellow Dog; Cherry Street, etc.
Manager: Brad Absher
Bio: FINALIST - International Blues Challenge Competition representing Houston, 2014. Semi-Finalist, IBC 2013. The Brad Absher Band is known for their Swamp Pop sound, bringing in a gumbo of soul, blues, and R&B. Brad's albums include, 'Big Shugga'; 'Gulf Coast Soul'; 'Half Way; 'Find You Tonight'; an...See Full Bio
“The Houston Blues Society is proud to present The Brad Absher Band as our entry for the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. The band brings a powerful combo of songwriting excellence, strong vocals and top musician talent which represents the fine tradition of Houston Blues in a highly entertaining way.”