Sam Bradley Playing in Hartford, CT TONIGHT and Recent Interview

Tonight in Hartford, Connecticut, Sam Bradley will be playing at Webster Stadium alongside Thriving Ivory, and to kick off the event, Bradley appeared on FOX 61 this morning to talk about his up-coming show and to give the good people in CT a little background information about himself. If you're in Hartford, be sure to stop over and see him tonight at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $15.00 here. He is making his way across the US the rest of the summer.

Here's an article from last week by The Tennessean:

Last November, Sam Bradley got the kind of break that any fledgling singer-songwriter would kill for. His song, “Never Think,” was included on the soundtrack to Twilight, which went on to become the best-selling movie soundtrack since 2002’s Chicago — no small feat, considering the music industry’s declining sales. It also didn’t hurt that the song was co-written and performed by Twilight star Robert Pattinson.

“I knew the movie was going to be a big deal,” the London native says. “I knew that the soundtrack would also do well, but I did not think that it would trickle down so much to the co-writers such as myself. For that (success) to break my own music, I think, is quite extraordinary.”

Twilight’s astronomical success gave serious career boosts to a number of artists on its soundtrack, including Franklin rock group Paramore, whose song, “Decode,” was the album’s lead single. Bradley remembers his sudden surge in popularity last year as “extremely overwhelming and difficult to manage.”

“It was just me (managing my career), because it never needed to be anyone other than just me. Then thousands of emails started coming in, and thousands of (MySpace) plays a day, and gigs offered here, here and here. I didn’t even have a manager. I don’t know, I was lost for a little while.”

Today, Bradley has a clear — and ambitious — game plan. He’s currently on tour with Top 40 rockers Thriving Ivory, and he’s taking advantage of a break in the schedule to play a headlining gig at Nashville club 3rd and Lindsley on July 3rd. At the end of the month, he’ll head to TwiCon, a three-day Twilight fan convention held in Dallas. Bradley says he’s happy to be associated with the Twilight phenomenon.

“I know I’m going to break out of it, and I know that it’s going to be a wonderful, blessed thing that has happened in my life, and something that can go on my resume, as one of many (things.)”

As for plans to work with Pattinson in the future, he says, “We’re just two friends that play guitar, so I’m sure that’ll come up again.”

I really like that last quote. I dig easy friends. I think most friendships should just come naturally with no hard work necessary. I don't play guitar (it's defintiely on my life to-do-list though), but if I did I would love to have a buddy to jam with.

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