Brady Rymer (bio)
Veteran bass player Brady Rymer toured and recorded with the successful RCA roots-rock band From Good Homes for thirteen years, sharing the stage with the likes of Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews and the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir.
When Brady started a family, parenthood naturally expanded the scope of his music, and he started singing about his growing family and their new experiences. His son’s fascination with an expanding tummy after a hearty meal is captured in the song “Look At My Belly.” “Dilly Dally Daisy” is all about his daughter’s curiosity -- the way she discovers something new and interesting around every corner.
Brady debuted his homegrown songs at his children’s preschool, and went on to perform community concerts, eventually playing New York area venues such as Symphony Space, Celebrate Brooklyn and the Getty Museum as Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could. He has released six albums, winning critical acclaim and national awards along the way – most notably a Grammy nomination for his 2009 release “Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could.” A Parents' Choice Gold Award reviewer declared, “Exuberant, big-hearted singer-songwriter-guitarist Brady Rymer has become one of the most appealing children’s music artists working today.”
Brady’s latest CD “Love Me For Who I Am” is a celebration of children of all abilities, inspired by the years he spent performing for and working with children with autism spectrum disorders. Laurie joined Brady on the duet “Soft Things,” a sweet tune about all the things kids find comforting. Brady has also contributed songs to the HBO Family projects “A Family is a Family is a Family” and “Don’t Divorce Me.”
Brady lives on the East End of Long Island with his wife Bridget and their children Gus and Daisy. He loves discovering new music, traveling, cooking for his family and creating unique and silly art projects. Like Bob, he is also a Leo. Brady is excited to pick up his bass guitar and begin another musical adventure with the Laurie Berkner Band.
Photo by Ken Pearson