Laird played mandolin with the bluegrass group Cedar
Hill from 1983 until 2010. He presently plays mandolin with another
bluegrass band, Pony
Express, which he founded while in college in 1979. He also played
mandolin and upright bass with the eclectic acoustic group The
Incorrigible String Band from 2008-2010. During early
2010 he was touring and playing upright bass with The
Mosier Brothers Band. Today, playing bass for for The Pluck Tones.
recorded several albums,
been a mandolin,
banjo and guitar teacher since 1982 and is an alumni of the Atlanta
Mandolin Society Orchestra in which he played mandola and mandocello.
He is a songwriter and has composed dozens of bluegrass songs and
began his formal musical training as a French horn player at age 12.
He was inducted into the Hall of Honor of the Atlanta Country Music
Hall of Fame in 2004. Brad has filmed over 60 instructional mandolin
resides in Sumter County, Georgia and, in addition to his performing and teaching,
is a piano tuner and technician, home brewer, flint knapper, gardener,
and ham radio operator.