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Brad Belt: Bio

Brief Bio:

Characterization:
- Southern Illinois born and bred
- retired educator
- songwriter, composer, singer, studio musician and engineer (Mad Mama Studio)
- eternal optimist

Self-produced Albums:
- GOLF IS A CUSSIN’ GAME (10 insane, irreverent, wacky and wonderful golf songs)
- LONG TIME DEAD (13 songs: contemporary folk, reflective contemplative)
- MOVIN ON (13 songs: down-home Americana, traveling motif)
- PAINTED EYES (13 songs: light rock/retro rock/pop/spiritual songs about life and love
- SOME STORIES NEED TELLIN' (16 folk songs: mostly ballads about life's struggles including hanging a black man, abortion, war, retribution, grief, fashion, spirituality and politics
- STONES (15 songs: folk/rock Thoughtful, provocative, colorful, edgy lyrics delivered with no-holds-barred rangy vocals and folk/rock, guitar infused rhythm tracks


Other projects containing music by Brad:
- STRIKE THE TENT (name later changed to THE LAST CONFEDERATE): Civil War film (one of the songs for this movie, Candle, was awarded Movie Soundtrack Song of the Year at the 2006 Los Angeles Music Awards Show. Candle was co-written with Gwendolyn Edwards.)
- TALKING TO THE MAN IN THE MOON (Buddy Lewis) at Ozark Records
- REFLECTIONS (Carl Sanders) produced by Ted Stice at Outback Records
- PICTURE PERFECT MEMORIES (Tony Phipps) produced by Brad Belt at Mad Mama Music
- DOG AND CAT (Dan Marsh) produced by Brad Belt at Mad Mama Music
- ACOUSTIC DOG (compilation) produced by Jeff Lisk at Pachanga Records
- RIDE THE TRAIN (compilation) (Vol. 14) produced by John Newbraugh at NBT Records
- RIDE THE TRAIN (compilation) (Vol. 15) produced by John Newbraugh at NBT Records

Publishing Company Affiliations:
Brandon Hills Music (BMI), LLC
Piano Press
Solar Filmworks
Simonserves Publishing
Bull Shoals Music—BMI
Newbraugh Brothers Music—BMI
Woodrich Publishing Company (BMI)
Outback Music Publishing

Influences:
John Prine, Steve Earle, John Fogerty, Ray Charles, Don Henley, Tom Petty

Genres:
Contemporary Folk, Americana, Comedy, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, R&B, Adult Alternative, AAA, Pop, Classic/Retro Rock, Folk, Light Rock, Spiritual, Political, New Age