Brad Absher was one of several guitarists who played on Annika Chambers debut album released in 2014. Later that same year Absher released his own debut album combining original songs with selected covers including William Bell’s “You Don’t Miss Your Water Until Your Well Runs Dry” and Allen Toussaint’s “Lipstick Traces”. Now Absher has signed to Horton Records and just released “Brad Absher and the Superials, Tulsa Tea”. Produced by Chris Combs the album was recorded at the Paradise Studio at Grand Lake in Tiajuana, Oklahoma. All of the songs but one are originals. Absher opens with “Be The Luv” and the song is an anthem. Musicians include Absher vocal and guitar, Matt Martin drums and percussion, Dylan Layton bass, Jake Hamphill guitar, EZ Mireles keyboards, Danny Timms Wurlitzer and Hammond Organ, and backing vocalists Charlie Redd and Briana Wright. Handclaps are credited to Abbie Rose. The No A/C Horns include Zak Elkins baritone and bass sax, Andy McCormich tenor sax, and Matthew Leland trombone. Neutral Ground is co-written with Shawn Parks. The only cover is “So Tired” written by the Iguanas.
Absher grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. One day “I found an electric guitar under one of the beds”. Witnessing Elvis Presley and B. B. King sealed the deal. In 2013 and again in 2014 Absher was the International Blues Challenge Regional winner and he went on to represent Houston at the IBC’s in Memphis. “That’s where I feel most me…when I’m up on stage with a guitar”. Check out this potent brew of Tulsa Tea.
Contributing Editor/Making A Scene