We had the good fortune of connecting with Brad Thompson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brad, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I chose an artistic career, music and songwriting specifically, because honestly it was the only thing that made sense to me. Any other career path that I looked at just seemed disingenuous and just not likely to pan out. Besides playing music, I’m totally in love with the idea of working for myself. I would not have it any other way. It’s entrepreneurial, it’s a small business, it’s wherever I take it. I love the possibilities of having my own career and answering to myself and the work that it takes to get there. It’s really all that I’ve ever know known
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve been a songwriter and performer since I was 12 or 13. I’ve had a lot of help and experienced a ton of great luck in my life. I have to admit that every success I’ve had was much more than a product of my hard work and talent, it was also someone granting me an opportunity and encouraging me to go forward. I’ve released 8 albums, toured the U.S. several times, played Mexico and Puerto Rico. I’ve shared the stage with some exceptionally talented people, seen some beautiful locales and met 1,000’s of interesting people. My brand/story is to use music to highlight humanitarian causes, non-profits and deserving institutions. I’ve helped raise money and awareness for Alzheimers, children’s hospitals, cancer care and research, and dozens of other wonderful causes. It’s great to be a part of something way bigger than yourself!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m going to play like in this scenario there is no Covid and everything is open like the good ol days 🙂 We’d start at the Best Maid Pickle emporium which opens this October in Fort Worth. Then we’d head down to the Hill Country in Central Texas and float the Comal River in New Braunfels. Then we’d head over to Homeslice Pizza in Austin because we’re probably starving by now and they have the best pizza. We’d finish the day off by seeing Lyle Lovett in concert somewhere cool like the Woodlands.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Dear friend Aden Bubeck, I’ve known him since ’92. He’s a bassist, producer, band leader, singer, studio musician and foodie. We started playing together back in ’92 and continue to do so to this day. His knowledge of recorded music, music theory, and music history are all very impressive. He’s taught me a lot about live performance, understanding music and the music business and especially how to work super hard toward your personal goals. There’s nobody else like him.
Other: Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/6b0LsulBq3p1g7ThOevRpZ
Geno Loro Jr