Brady L. Blade, Jr. (born in 1965 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American rock, pop and country drummer, record producer and composer. Brady has played as part of Emmylou Harris’ band, Spyboy, Steve Earle and the Dukes, Jewel, The Indigo Girls, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews & Friends, and with Buddy & Julie Miller.

While known for touring the world with many of the key figures in American music, Brady is one of the most in-demand session drummers in the world.

Brady is an accomplished producer and composer. He enjoys working with new talent, developing their songwriting and, ultimately, producing and recording alongside them. He has had a number of major successes, particularly in Australia and New Zealand, where his work was featured prominently in their national music charts, producing the debut records of both Brooke Fraser, Annabel Fey and Anna Mac.

Brady can be heard on over 50 records to date including, most recently, on Darryl Jones of the Rolling Stones debut record. Brady’s brother is jazz drummer Brian Blade.