Brady Rymer (bio)
After a decade-long career with RCA Records jam band From Good Homes, recording and touring with acts from the Dave Matthews Band to Bob Dylan and Bob Weir's Ratdog, Brady Rymer ventured into family music as he started his own family, releasing Good Morning, Gus in 2000. Since then, he has released seven CDs, including 2014's GRAMMY-nominated Just Say Hi! and the 2008 GRAMMY-nominated Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could. His eighth album, Press Play was released in 2016.
Brady’s rootsy, accordion-laced pop and rock music regularly wins critical acclaim and national awards including two Children's GRAMMY nominations as well as numerous Parents' Choice Gold and NAPPA (National Parenting Publications) Gold Awards, and has garnered him a growing fan base of enthusiastic families. Together with his longtime bandmates, the Little Band That Could, he performs rockin' live music for kids and families across the country.
Brady's 2011 CD Love Me for Who I Am was inspired by his experience performing for and working with kids with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and related disorders, and celebrates kids of all abilities. Laurie joins Brady on the album’s duet “Soft Things,” a sweet tune about all the things kids find comforting.
A special "Let's Move" edition of his tune “Jump Up” was included on the 2013 album Songs for a Healthier America, a compilation of songs produced by Hip Hop Public Health for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign. To encourage children to get active and make healthy choices, the album is available as a full-length free download on iTunes. Brady has also contributed songs to the HBO Family projects “A Family is a Family is a Family” and “Don’t Divorce Me.”
Brady serves on the Education Board of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and celebrating the region's musical heritage.
The stuffed lion is planted firmly on Brady’s head; he has played bass with the Laurie Berkner Band since 2011. Brady loves everyone involved in Laurie’s organization and feels so lucky to be part of the band. There’s nothing like coming off stage with his bandmates after a great show and meeting Laurie Berkner Band fans: a wonderful community of stomping dinosaurs, moonbeams and bumblebees!
He lives on the North Fork of Long Island with his wife, Bridget, and two children Gus and Daisy. He loves discovering new music, traveling, cooking for his family and creating unique and silly art projects.Photo by Ken Pearson