Some of the best music can be found in places you least expect as this music lover discovered during a recent Sunday market stroll. Am I hearing the soft pickings of J.J.Cale, the vocals of Neil Young or the old blues of Tampa Red? I move closer to the source and find a small crowd in front of a lone bluesman just as he launches into a fret board frenzy that impresses. This guy turns out to be Gold Coast local Brad Palmer a great blues player and true rhythm master. On cue Brad reaches for his harmonica and proceeds to blow the Howlin’Wolf as the gathering crowd applauds. It is clear that Brad is a seasoned performer after years travelling the Rock ‘n’ Roll road with blues festival favourites Bluesville Station writing and producing their seven top selling rock / blues albums. His solo sessions today are a funky and infectious country blues rhythm with a sweet blues harmonica.
His lyrics tell tales from the surf highway to life on the band road. “It’s great to be back on the jumbo acoustic, I’m loving it people stopping by for a listen, bopping along, the Muddy Waters blues and the Django swing is what I like” says Brad. He is passionate about his playing, songs and sounds and loves nothing but keeping the blues alive on any street corner. This is a country blues casserole, unique, original and refreshing.