work in progress

This is some new stuff I'm working on and should make an album someday...

Nothing Left to Lose
It's Not You, It's Me
Further to Fall
Broken Wings
It's Complicated

downtime (2003)

All original music - performed, recorded and mastered in the spring of 2003 while taking a break between jobs.

The Nicest Guy She'd Meet
I Can't Feel Love
I Don't Know
Come Again
The Bitter Guy
Cryin' Dyin' Blues
Marie's Song
New York's Just a Dream
Not Anymore

Christopher Bost created the artwork for the CD, Tommy Hoffman shot the photos and Alice Shikina handled the design work.

The CD is available via Amazon (mp3 only), iTunes or CDBaby.  It's also on Napster and Rhapsody.  If you see it on one of these subscriptions services, please download and set play to repeat.  Thanks!

kim’s demo (2006)

I captured some recordings of my sister Kim singing alongside Mom's piano. The result is an eclectic collection of tunes:

Fever (Davenport, Cooley)
Cold Cold Heart (Williams)
Come Rain or Come Shine (Arlen, Mercer)
Look for Me I'll Be Around (Dee, Wood)
Bang Bang (Bono)
Look for Me - Acoustic Take (Dee, Wood)

home (2002)

Kim sings on a lot of these - we spent a long weekend in San Francisco hammering them out.

Fever (Cooley/ Davenport)
Jolene (Parton)
Bittersweet (Mohr)
Home (Crow)
I'm So Glad You're Mine (Crudup)
Come Again (Meador)
One Big Love (Griffin)
Sweet Jane (Reed)
Tomorrow Night (Miller)
Language of the Heart (Wilcox)
Leaving Las Vegas (Crow)
Time Will Do the Talking (Griffin)
Changed Your Mind (Isaak)
Crying and Dying Blues (Meador)
Simple Song (Lovett)
Crazy (Nelson)
Waiting for the Rain to Fall (Isaak)
You've Got a Friend (Taylor)
King Tears (Hyatt)
I Write the Book (Griffin)

the atlanta sessions (1997)

I recorded this album on an old 4 track as a gift for a friend's wedding. It was my first recording experience, but the results are decent. I lived in Atlanta at the time, and Kim came over to help out on a few songs. It contains the first songs I wrote, as long as you don't count "My Dog Blazer" (circa 1977).

Fever (Davenport, Cooley)
Think of Tomorrow (Isaak)
Strong Chemistry (Wilcox)
Bitter Guy (Meador)
Something in the Way She Moves (Taylor)
Love Me Tender (Matson, Presley)
Don’t Mess Around With Jim (Croce)
Nicest Guy She’d Meet (Meador)
This Love Will Last (Isaak)
Carolina in My Mind (Taylor)
Sweet Jane (Reed)
I’ll Still Be Loving You (Bunch, Rose, Kennedy, Lerney)
Fire & Rain (Taylor)
She’s No Lady (Lovett)
I Don’t Know (Meador)
Things We Said Today (Lennon, McCartney)
Leave It Like It Is (Wilcox)
Marie’s Song (Meador)
Wicked Game (Isaak)

christopher bost - joshua tree (2008)

I spent a week in September 2008 recording Christopher Bost.  Like last year, almost all of these pieces are written, played and sung by Chris.  In most cases, we captured the recordings live and added an occasional backing vocal later for good measure.

chocolate pools
ever green
grace brings contentment
green tea
kinda sorta
last sing-song
laughter is infectious
throwing stones
rumble in the desert

christopher bost - joshua tree (2007)

In Summer 2007 I spent a week in Joshua Tree recording Christopher Bost.  Almost all of these pieces are written, played and sung by Chris.  I added what I could.

Kinda Sorta
Ever Green
Chocolate Pools
Green Tea Song
My Favorite Boots
Sweet Jane (Reed)
Kinda Sorta a Reprise


My name is Brad Meador, I live in San Francisco, and I play music when I'm not working on the day job. I hate artist bios that espouse the "exploration of dichotomous human relationships through sensitive folk music in a minor key," so I'll spare you. I've been playing music all my life because it makes me happy and I share it with others in the hopes that they'll enjoy it too. That might sound odd from somebody who sings about pain, rain and driving at night - usually minus the rain and driving - but that's the nature of the blues. The music is largely acoustic guitar-based Americana with a dose of twang that comes from growing up in the Deep South. In my earlier stuff you'll hear hints of Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, James Taylor and David Wilcox. In my later stuff hopefully you'll hear hints of Brad Meador. I'm not terribly prolific, but I hope to one day to write that perfect love song that is equal parts joy and heartbreak. Watch my blog for posts on new music (mine and others), upcoming gigs and anything else that captures my fancy.


Brad Meador
2011 3rd Street #4
San Francisco, CA 94107