Brady Blade, Jr, with daughter and his mother, Dorothy
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Having known him since his high school years at Caddo Magnet High, I believe him a fellow of impeccable honesty and reliability. He is a graduate of Centenary College.
His personality is magnetic. He was born with a golden smile and laugh. When Brady, Jr, enters a room, the vibe goes up 2 or 3 notches.
As a drummer has won spots with EmmyLou Harris, Steve Earle, Jewel and the Indigo Girls. I remember seeing him on Saturday Night Live a few years ago when he handled the kit for Dave Matthews & Friends.
He has also swum with the sharks in the record industry's production offices. He has managed artists and repertoire (an "A&R man," when things were good for record companies), and run his own company, Brick Top Recordings, LLc. He has opened an internet-based musicians' enterprise along with Dr. Kirk Labor, former Shreveporter, says wikipedia.org.
Brady is an extremely well-spoken fellow whose global travel will serve well in economic development. In recent years he has resided in Stockholm, Sweden.
There's his acclaimed family to consider , too: Blade's father, Pastor Brady Blade of Zion Baptist Church, is a community leader. His brother Brian is a also a drummer, one in the highest ranks of jazz music.
Blade's artist-businessman profile is highly appropriate for a striving Bayou State city. Whether in tourism, digital services or entertainment-related activities, having Blade aboard will certainly put Shreveport ahead.