A Feel-good Mix of Blues, Jump, Rags, and American Roots 'n' Roll
BRAD VICKERS & HIS VESTAPOLITANS
Brad learned on the job playing, touring, and recording with America’s blues and roots masters: Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, and Odetta—to name just a few. They taught him well. Besides learning the ropes of playing, survival on the road...and life, he even picked up a few of their recipes along the way!
Now his own group, The Vestapolitans, offers a good-time mix of originals and covers spanning blues, jump, ragtime, and more great American roots ’n’ roll. A new CD, Twice As Nice, joins their 5 other recordings.
All have met with terrific reviews and radio play. Best of all, audiences love them!
The band has toured North America performing at venues and festivals.
The band can perform for you as a 4 piece or in a Duo setting.
MORE THAN A PERFORMANCE
"Sideman to the Sidemen"
Road stories and survival tips from Brad's travels with sidemen Humbert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins & others.
"Bottleneck Guitar and Vestapol Tuning"
Vestapol's origins, and practitioners; such as Bo Diddley and Derek Trucks.)
WHAT THEY HAVE SAID
LIVING BLUES - Melanie Young
Brimming with carefree Cool
BLUES MATTERS - Iain Patience
This is an absolute winner.
BIG CITY RHYTHM & BLUES - Mark E. Gallo
There is so much to recommend this brilliant collection...
2015 - Cover Story In Blues Blast Magazine
2015 - That's What They Say named to FOUR Year-end Best Blues Album Lists -
Blues Music Magazine - Soundguardian - Friday Blues Fix - Down At The Crossroads
2016 - Don't You Love Your Daddy No More - named coolest Blues Song by Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine
2017 - Headlined Thouars, France Blues Festival