Guitarist/songwriter BRAD VICKERS learned on the job
playing, recording, and touring with America’s blues and roots masters: Pinetop Perkins, Jimmy Rogers, Hubert Sumlin, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Odetta, Sleepy LaBeef, and Rosco Gordon—to name only a few.
As bass player for Little Mike & The Tornadoes, he cut his teeth
backing up these elder statesmen, many of whom called on him
to work and record with them over the years.
Brad had the good fortune to play on Pinetop Perkins’
Grammy-nominated discs, “Born in the Delta” (Telarc),
and “Ladies’ Man” (MC Records).
Now his group, The VESTAPOLITANS, offer a good-time mix
of originals and covers spanning blues, ragtime, hill country breakdowns, rock ‘n’ roll, and more great American roots music.
A new release, “Traveling Fool” joins their previous two CDs,
“Le Blues Hot” (2008) and “Stuck With The Blues” (2010),
which have met with terrific reviews, radio play on 250+ stations,
Sirius/XM Bluesville “Pick2 Click”s, and wonderful audience response!
Brad comes from the Pine Barrens of Long Island’s rural East End. He is the scion of a musical family
from the Pine Barrens of Chintoteague, Virginia,
where his grandfather played lap steel and drums.