Redefining the proposed gap between the sacred and the secular, singer/songwriter, Brady Toops, makes music that appeals to the soul. While blending those beautiful elements of folk, gospel, and soul, Brady invokes memories of artists spanning the previous century. From the country-blues of Robert Johnson and the folk-filled inflections of Johnny Cash to the honesty of his modern counterpart, Jon Foreman, and the epic tones of Chris Martin, Brady releases a uniquely distinct sound you won't forget.
Melodic and lyrical inspiration comes forth in varying forms and various ways, but as displayed in his latest EP's ["A Little Love" (2011) produced by Anthony Skinner, and "Lord Have Mercy" (2012) produced by David Leonard of "All Sons and Daughters"], Brady draws life and inspiration from his many journeys on the road, ancient and forgotten hymns, negro spirituals, as well as the moments that are often captured in conversations over coffee or on a back porch with a good book.
Having grown up in New London, a small Minnesota town, Brady spent the majority of his early years running around on diamonds and athletic fields. After making a brief stint in Minor League Baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals, he chose to leave the world of athletics in 2006, and pursue his first love, music. Now, when not on tour, Brady spends his days balancing melodies, lyrics, solitude, & friendship in the highways and byways of Nashville, TN.
He's available for house shows, songwriting, worship leading, concerts, speaking, or even just a good chat and a cup of coffee. Send a FB message or visit http://bradytoops.com to contact him.