“Well, with Brad Rabuchin there is nothing to fear, except perhaps the knowledge that hearing his incredible guitar playing might require a recovery period in order to figure out what just happened.”

Brad grew up in Pasadena, Ca oblivious to the classic rock era of the 60s until one night  on TV catching Mason Williams playing his guitar instrumental “Classical Gas” on a guitar with fish swimming around inside of it! He then delved into playing, first mostly acoustic finger style and later getting into electric but never finding a way to incorporate fish. Brad studied music at Pierce Junior college but his musical identity was more drawn from self study and several excellent private teachers including Derol Coraco, Ted Greene and Joe Pass.

Brad Rabuchin now splits time between leading his own band and a successful carrier as a sideman. Some of the Brads’ credits include: Bonnie Rait, Roy Hardgrove, Louie Bellson, Pat Martino, Steve Turre, Al Kooper, Steve Wonder, Buddy Miles, Lean-to, Diane Shurr, David “Fathead” Newman, Willie Nelson and even Mr. Tom Jones. Brad also spent 5 years and toured 6 continents as the last guitarist with Ray Charles . All the while, though, Rabuchin has also been honing his own unique musical voice, just left of center.

Guitarist Brad Rabuchin is not one to paint by the numbers, musically speaking, or play by a given set of rules. That much is clear on his 2 solo albums When Smart Dogs Go Bad” and “ Cats Have Edge” .They are jazz albums with liberal doses of other, mutually compatible influences, from rock to funk to ethereal aesthetics, and back.

Rabuchin’s band is no guitar dominated blowfest, but a musical outing accenting the leader’s compositional sensitivity and the delicate-yet-feisty textures of a carefully-conceived ensemble.

He also has 2 albums out for 2021: “For John” a guitar duo project with David Becker, and “Held to a Different Standard” a quartet project with guitarist Allen Hinds.

Selected Discogrophy:
Brad Rabuchin “When Smart Dogs Go Bad”
Brad Rabuchin “Cats Have Edge”
House of Games “Greatest Hits”
Nick Manson “Jazz Impressions: Ray Charles”
Ray Charles “A’Olympia”
Lean To “Malarchitecture”
Diane Schuur “Friends for Schuur”
Brad Dutz “Making Ice”
Chris Greco “Trane of Thought”
Whistling Willie “Alive in LA”
Tony Brey “Outside looking In”
Jean Louis Biogeaud “Plein Sud”
Cesar Andres Mateus “Of Red and White”
Rico Belled “RX7”
The York Trio (Jennifer York) “A Tribute to Friends”
Alexandra Caselli “Rough Edges”
The Sally Cats “On The Prowl”
Andy Suzuki “Andy Suzuki”
Steve Billman “Odd Times for an Odd World”
Chris Blondal “Alone or Not”
Rabuchin Plus Brad Rabuchin “Live Japan 2017”
David Becker & Brad Rabuchin: “For John”
Allen Hinds & Brad Rabuchin: “Held To A Differnt Standard”