Thad produces songs from the story of life

A professional musician for more than 25 years, Thad Beckman has paid his dues on the dusty roads which run from California to New Jersey and points in between.

He plays The Green Muse, Brighton, on Wednesday, April 9 at 8pm.

“His finely-crafted original songs are the story of life, the voice of modern America,” says spokesman James Soars “from the growling delta blues of the Deep South to evocative contemporary folk, bound by the common thread of experience gleaned from the road . You can hear it in his voice. He’s been there.

“Moving from Portland to northern California in the late 1980s, Thad was quickly recognized by music promoters as an exceptional talent.

“As a guitarist, Thad Beckman has been hired by Tom Russell, Bo Diddley, The Shirelles and Earl Thomas As a bandleader he soon found himself sharing the stage with such renowned artists as B.B. King, Albert Collins, James Cotton, The Band, Emmylou Harris, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks.

“Realizing his natural talents lay in painting tapestries of lyrical narrative, Thad moved to Austin, Texas in 1993. Quickly rising to the top of the burgeoning local acoustic live music scene, Thad began performing and recording his fine all-original CD, Carry Me Back (1998).

“Now living back in the Northwest, Thad splits his time touring in Europe, The USA and Canada.”