Electric Guitarist “Bad” Brad Henderson was born in Kinston North Carolina. Enamored with music as a child, it was seeing Elvis Presley on T.V., that sparked his interest in the Electric guitar. Fueled by seeing Presley live at Hampton Coliseum with the Incomparable James Burton, the fire was lit. Teenage years were spent listening and learning the styles of Jimi Hendrix, Van H...
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Electric Guitarist “Bad” Brad Henderson was born in Kinston North Carolina. Enamored with music as a child, it was seeing Elvis Presley on T.V., that sparked his interest in the Electric guitar. Fueled by seeing Presley live at Hampton Coliseum with the Incomparable James Burton, the fire was lit. Teenage years were spent listening and learning the styles of Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Jimmy Page, along with a healthy dose of classic R&B. He studied at Berklee College of Music before heading to Los Angeles to study at the Musicians Institute and learning from legends like Scott Henderson, Joe Diorio, Joe Pass, and Paul Gilbert. After graduating with Honors, he would join a popular L.A. Rock band and headline Sunset Strip clubs like the Roxy, Doug Weston’s Troubadour, and Gazzarri’s during the tail end of the Hair Metal era.
1994 saw Brad taking the journey from L.A. to music city, Nashville Tn. He began working in town playing everything but country. While in Nashville he was actively creating and writing projects that would take the notice of Industry Big Wigs like Jimmy Iovine and Allen Kovac. Rapnexx was one of these projects and it landed Henderson and his partner John Billings on the USA Networks Rock Showcase “Farmclub”. Rapnexx helped pioneer the fusion of Rap and Country music and landed a recording contract.
It wasn’t long before the road called and Brad Joined tours with Chely Wright, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and Trick Pony. 2012 Henderson joined Colt Ford’s band playing over 170 shows a year for 4 years and recording three albums and various singles, performing on tracks with Keith Urban, Darrius Rucker, Kix Brooks, and Jake Owen.
Following his departure from Colt Ford, Bad Brad unleashed his N2 the Ether album, that contained some of his most incendiary fretwork. His latest project Stone Padre’s critically acclaimed debut album featured American Idol contestant Kendra Chantelle, and Nickelback drummer Ryan Vikedal. Stone Padre’s “El Camino” is a blast of guitar rock, with soaring soulful vocals. He is currently writing and producing Stone Padre’s follow up
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