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Big Stuff Happening at Jason Bradley HQ!

Jason and colored lights

We’ve got some big stuff happening over the next three weeks. The Super Bowl is over. Everyone is gone. So, we can stop acting like we relish the sub-zero temps. I know better, and you can’t snow the snowman. The good news? We’re on the upswing just in time for you to come on out and celebrate with me. This Saturday, I will be back at Maverick’s Wood Grill in Champlin at 9pm. Amazing food, it feels like family, and there’s a rock and roll show to boot. I hope that if you’re around, you’ll come on out. The following weekend (the 17th) I’ll be doing a conference in Mountain Lake, way down in the southwestern corner of Minnesota. Then on the 24th, I’ll be at Wild Mind Artisan Ales in Minneapolis from 7-10pm.

That’s a whole lot of rock and roll for your February! Get out your big red marker and circle the dates, because I know, as well as you do, that its been way too cold and you need a release. See you out there soon!

JB

Happy New Year… It’s Go Time!

Pre concert room at Las Vegas House of Blues

First off, I want to take the time to wish you all a Happy New Year! Despite having to loading up the gear in sub-zero temperatures, and maybe drive through a blizzard or two, I am really looking forward to the next string of dates. January marks that time of year where we start over on another trip around the sun, and we continue the journey to become more of the us we really want to be.

This January, I’m picking up a new gig at J’s Down Under in Buffalo, MN. I’m excited for the opportunity! It’s been a while since I’ve journeyed out west to enjoy an evening of rock and roll with all of you. If you’re out in that area, I hope you’ll come out to say hi on January 19th. I’a doing some conferences and retreats around the state this year, so that will be a lot of fun. The Maverick’s gig is still going strong. They want to give me exclusivity on Saturday nights. That means I might be doing a lot more shows there, as well. Check out all of the dates here.

I hope to have a lot more goodies online this year, as well. Make sure to follow me on Instagram, as I’m putting up one-minute versions of covers and originals for everyone. Let me know if you want to hear something specific that’s not up there yet. I’m also getting some live tracks up on SoundCloud as I can.

I can’t wait to see you all out on the road this year. It’s 2018, and it may be as cold as the arctic outside, but I assure you that you will stay nice and cozy warm when you come and see me wherever I am playing. Who’s ready to take on this year with me? It’s go time!

Surprise Maverick’s Acoustic Gig

Hello, friends!!! I wanted to give you a quick heads up, to let you know that I will be at Maverick’s Wood Grill this Saturday night (7/30/16) at 9pm. This is kind of a last minute show, so it wasn’t on my schedule. I hope that you will consider coming out to sing along with me. We’re going to have some fun!

It’s Patio Time Again!

Jason Bradley

Yes, it’s true! Temps are heating up again, which means that fine eating establishments are opening up their patios for live music! In addition to my usual Mav’s gig on Sat, May 16th (which is always fun), I will be on the patio at Maple Tavern on May 15th and 29th (weather permitting). I guarantee you will enjoy these special nights outside with a little music. I mean, what could be better?

See you soon!

JB

At The End Of The Line Film

This may be the work that I am most proud of, to date. Before you  watch the film, I ask that you be somewhere quiet and comfortable, where you can take it all in and process what you see. Double-click the video to go full screen, and turn up the volume. This is an important story that hasn’t often been told, yet I feel it as relevant today as it was then.

The Kindertransport saved thousands of young, Jewish, children from certain death in the concentration camps. Parents sent their children to live with adoptive parents across free Europe, never to see them again in most cases. The children spoke a different language and practiced a different religion. Yet, these people took in these children, and raised them as their own. It’s a remarkable story.

How does this relate today? In Greece, the Golden Dawn party is the third largest, and has seats both in the Greek and the European Parliaments. They are a violent neo-Nazi and fascist group, that uses Nazi imagery and holds Nazi leaders in respect. They are not the only ones. Neo-Nazi groups like Die Richte in Germany, and others, are on the rise across Europe. In Africa and the Middle East you have groups like the Islamic State (IS) and Boko Haram that are targeting Christians. In February, IS beheaded 21 Christians in a mass execution. Boko Haram continues to burn churches, kidnap girls, and threaten Nigeria, Niger, Chad, and Cameroon.

I fail to see how we can continue to turn a blind eye to these things. I am, by no means, one to intervene in foreign affairs with the casualty we have over the last century-plus. When we see the threat of genocide raising its ugly head again, however, we must speak out. The 1930’s are playing themselves out again right before our eyes.

I believe that love is the only way; love for our neighbors and our enemies. We’ve got to love the person that cuts us off in traffic, and the person that screws up our drive through order. That said, when we’ve loved all we can and people are still intent on killing others (especially mass murder), we need to take a stand. We need to neutralize the threat.

That’s what this film means to me. Rob came to me with the storyboards and rough song sketch last winter, and I was in love with the idea. I recorded all of the tracks in my home studio, and personally played all of the instruments (minus the violin and lead vocals). I laid down the guitar, bass guitar, keys, cello, shaker, background vocals, snare, and floor tom tracks. We then went to The Library studio in Minneapolis, where we co-mixed the track with Matt Patrick who did a fantastic job. He captured our vision and then some!

Matt, Rob, and I then shot the performance part of the film at The Library. Anthony Cousins, who filmed this and the other shots, edited it all together into what you see here.

The premiere party was in Edina on February 8th, 2015. As we finally got to see what our work had wrought, we all sat speechless at the end. We watched it again, and still were speechless. I was expecting to be proud of this work, but nothing like this. I hope you are moved by this film. More importantly, I hope you are moved to share it. Not because this is my work, but because this is an important and timely story. After WWII, they said “never again”, but it is happening again. Let us all be vigilant and stand against evil in love.

Peace, Love, and Liberty,

Jason Bradley

Say Hello To Jasonbradleylive.com Version 2.0!

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It was long overdue, but here it is! You will find more accessibility to my music, videos, dates, social media, writings, and all sorts of other crazy things that I think up! Enjoy, sign up for my e-mail list, and check back often!

JB