Brian Blade grew up in Shreveport, and New
Orleans. Nurtured under the watchful eyes of Ellis Marsalis and New Orleans Dixie-drum masters Johnny Vidacovich and Herlin
Brian has done albums and tours with Joshua Redman and Kenny Garrett, to recent recordings with Bob Dylan ("Time Out Of Mind"), Emmylou Harris (“Wrecking Ball”), Daniel Lanois (“Sling Blade”) and hero Joni
His evolution continued on his astounding, highly acclaimed Blue Note debut, Brian Blade Fellowship. Brian’s band, is as potent as its leader’s musical skills: Jon Cowherd, piano and Wurlitzer, Christopher Thomas on bass, Melvin Butler, tenor and soprano sax, Myron Walden, alto sax, Jeff Parker, guitar; and Dave Easley, pedal steel guitar..
Brian Blade Fellowship. "I wanted to take a second step in the same direction." Blade aims to change the world. "If people could be one tenth as inspired as I am by the sound this band makes, then things might get a little
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