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Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends!

Tom Turkey with his tail fanned out

I’m not sure what I love more, the fresh cranberry sauce or the mincemeat pie (it’s probably the pie), but there’s something about Thanksgiving that I absolutely love. It might be the food, or that the Vikings are going to dominate the Lions and pretty much sew up the NFC North in Week 11… but I think that it’s more that I can kind of shut off my ever-working brain and think about the things in my life that I’m really thankful for. I believe that gratitude and thankfulness should be critical parts of our everyday lives. I try to remember where I’ve come from, where I’m headed, and who has helped me to get here. It might be something that I see as a victory. It’s not always a happy story at the time, but the things I take from those moments that make me better deserve as much thankfulness as the times that I come out winning. Either way, it’s important that we are thankful, and that we let those with an impact know that we are thankful for them. Like you… I’m thankful for you. If you come to my shows, read my website, download my music, tell someone about it… you are amazing in my book! Without you, I’m just making noise for the sake of making noise. Thank you for being there to receive the sounds I emit. This is an interesting journey… and I wouldn’t want to do it without all of the friends I’ve made along the way. I hope to see you all at Maverick’s 10th Anniversary party on 11/30/17. I’ll be on from 7 to 8pm, with my friends in the Redneck Hippies on after me. It’ll be an amazing time, with proceeds going to charity. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and I’ll see you all very soon!

Hear My New Song- The March

I decided to sit down with my phone in a big ‘ol room, pick a song I wrote, and see what comes out. I was so pleased with the outcome, that I thought I’d share it with all y’all. I think I will do a number of songs this way (some old, some new), just so that I can keep sharing. I’d love to hear your feedback. I’d also love it, if you like what you hear, that you might decide it’s worthy of sharing with your friends. Word of mouth is the best way you can be a part of the team. Your friends will be eternally grateful to you if you help them find something they enjoy. Be a good friend! Thank you all so much in advance for your time and attention. You have no idea how much I appreciate you!

A whole mess of gigs, and winning awards

Foolish Pride Video Capture

Wow. Time is a cruel master. It stops for no one, and you either keep on top of the wave or the rip current drags you out to sea. I feel like there is so much that I need to tell you all about, while I’m finally able to catch my breath. It ‘s been a year of pedal to the metal, winning awards, and writing new material.

The short film that I did with Rob Kerr, At the End of the Line, as now won four awards (Near Nazareth FestivalHudson Valley, Back In The BoxBest Shorts Competition), including Best Song and Best Music Video. That’s exciting news as festivals around the world continue to take interest in our little film that could.

I’ve been up at Maverick’s Wood Grill monthly, and continuing with my weekly gig at Park. It’s been amazing to be able to play as much as I have. With over 100 gigs last year and a whole mess again this year, it has given me an opportunity that many other people aren’t fortunate enough to realize. Not a day goes by, that I’m not super thankful for the ability to be as active as I am in the music world. I owe that to all of you that continue to come and see me on a regular basis. You make each outing memorable, and have given me a network of people I am proud to call friends. Y’all have done a lot for me, and I know that you will continue to inspire me as I walk this road.

I’ve definitely got more plans on the horizon, so please bear with me as they come to fruition.

I can’t wait to see you soon! Make sure to come on out this summer and say hi!

JB

At The End Of The Line At The Other Venice Film Festival

At The End Of The Line Premier 2This Saturday night 10/10/15, At The End Of The Line will be shown at the Other Venice Film Festival in Venice Beach, CA. If you are in the area, come support our film!

Here’s to callouses… (June Newsletter)

Summer’s here, and with it, I’m keeping my foot firmly on the gas pedal. This week, in particular, I’ve got four shows in a 48 hour period. Yeah… what I lack in wisdom, I make up for in enthusiasm! No, the real reason is that I love playing music, and spending time with y’all! That’s why I try to take advantage of every opportunity I can. I’ll be out on the Maple Tavern patio on Friday and at Maverick’s on Saturday.

Speaking of which, if anyone out there is having a get-together of any kind, and wants some live entertainment, get in touch with me. I do house calls!

“At The End Of The Line” has been accepted to a couple of film festivals: The Intendance Film Festival in Colorado, and The Hudson Valley International Film Festival in New York. It’s all happening! Thank you for supporting and sharing this film. It’s starting to do some great things.

Link to website: At The End Of The Line
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In addition, I want to thank you for spreading the word about my little corner of the entertainment industry. I can’t (and probably wouldn’t) do it with out you. Because you drag people out to see me, tell them about my mailing list, website, and social media pages, I’ve seen some steady growth and can continue to strum and scream another day. Thank you!!!

Peace, Love, and Liberty

Jason
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It’s Patio Time Again!

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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

At The End Of The Line Premier

Last Sunday, I attended the premier for the short film “At The End Of The Line”, for which I performed, recorded, and helped write and mix. Because of the subject matter, I knew I would be proud of this project. I did not expect, however, that as I watched the film roll by, I would get to the end and be held speechless. I’ve watched it five times, and have left with the same reaction each time. The film will be rolled out online soon. I will let you know when it is, so that you can see it. It tells an important story that I believe we need to reacquaint ourselves with, especially with world events, such as they are. I hope these photos will get you excited.

JB

End of the Line Blu-Ray Cover At The End Of The Line Premier 1

It’s Maverick’s Week!

You heard right. It’s that time of month again where we indulge in acoustic rock n roll and wood grilled meat at Maverick’s Wood Grill in Champlin, MN. It doesn’t get any better than that.  Music starts at 9 pm, but you can join me at 7:30 for burgers. See you there!

Say Hello To Jasonbradleylive.com Version 2.0!

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