Guitarist/vocalist Dino Bradley is a musician’s musician whose earthy performing talents invoke images of backyard barbeques and juke joints. A Nashville resident since 1983, Bradley runs Bradley’s Music, a personal “guitar nerd” shop, Melchez Records, Melchez Music Publishing (ASCAP), and Singing Bear Music (BMI). This Ohio native also produces distinctive works by Melchez recording artists the Grays, Glen “White Cloud” Bonham, Rob Hawkins, David Lee Adkins and Bob Adkins.
Dino’s stinging guitar licks and musical arrangements appear on five gold and/or platinum albums by music icon and Monday Night Football personality Hank Williams, Jr., especially on the #1 hits “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” a Grammy-nominated recording, and “If The South Would Have Won.” Other musical acts using Bradley’s unique skills include the Bama Band, Hank Williams III, Tony Stampley and David Allan Coe. Bradley can also be seen in Hank Jr.’s Academy of Country Music award-winning video “Young Country,” and an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger titled “The Plague” with heavyweight actors Chuck Norris and Robert Vaughn.
Bradley’s peers constantly commend his musicianship and professionalism. Longtime friend Hank Williams, Jr. brags about Dino’s ability to “make the strings on that guitar smoke,” while Canadian columnist Irene Heath applauds his “amiable personality.” Features in Nashville Scene, Frets, Guitar Player, and Guitarre along with past endorsement deals with Guild Guitars and Leo Fender’s G&L, and present endorsement agreements with RS Guitarworks and Welker Guitars further solidify Bradley’s worldwide status as an adept picker who is a class act.
After three decades in the business, Dino Bradley still has what it takes to create high quality work. With raw talent and integrity, this man of Cherokee descent will surely succeed in any musical endeavor he chooses.