Braddigan, after leaving Dispatch, played with many different players including Matt Henderson on drums, Steve Holly on bass, and Reinaldo de Jesús on percussion. Now Braddigan has finally formed a stable permanent band, which includes Braddigan on guitar and vocals, Reinaldo de Jesús from Barrio Obrero Santurce, Puerto Rico, on percussion and Tiago Mechado from Sao Paulo, Brazil on bass and other string instruments, most notably the Cavaquinoh, a Brazilian ukulele. The band has toured all over the world in countries such as Japan, Nicaragua, Brazil and Cuba.
He has recently started the non-profit organization called Love, Light and Melody to benefit the people of La Chureca, the trash dump community of Managua, Nicaragua where Braddigan has taken a deep rooted interest and concern with the people and way of life. Braddigan releases his music under his independent label, Third Surfer Music.
The first full-length album has a top song selection and a clean production. It has the typical and familiar Braddigan sound - very chill and acoustic. Something speacial to be mentioned is, that Phil Keaggy played along with Brad in one song.
Ever since Watchfires was released in 2005, people have been asking for a live Braddigan album. Well, this is it! Featuring Watchfires favorites Pura Vida and City on a Hill, it also includes extended versions of Sweet Uncertain and Past the Falls. It also has previously unreleased songs, Fare Thee Well and Customs. This live record is also considered Tiago’s official debut!
This sampler was handed out at the Dispatch Madison Square Garden concerts. The first three tracks are from the upcoming Braddigan album "The Captive". The other tracks are from the soundtrack to the surfing film "Walking On Water".