Dreamers2Makers Podcast | Curious People That Do Extraordinary Things (EP011)
Guest: Pastor Brady Blade Senior
Hosted by Mike Dawson (Songwriter, Composer, STEAM Advocate)
Today’s guest is Pastor Brady Blade. He’s best known for his 58 year ministry at the Zion Baptist Church in Shreveport Louisiana and founding the legendary gospel music group The Hallelujah Train. He’s the husband of Dorthy Blade and the father of world renowned musicians Brady and Brian Blade.
It is not an understatement to state that the Blade family under the parenting of Brady and Dorthy Blade have become an artistic, musical, and inspirational tour de force equal to the Marsalis and Neville families.
This is one of three interviews that features the men of the Blade musical family. I had originally planned to conduct one interview with my friend Brady Blade Junior during a return to his childhood home in Shreveport in May 2019. While interviewing Brady Jr., he suggested that I interview his Dad, Brady Senior.
So after I wrapped the interview with Brady Junior, I rushed across town and found myself in Pastor Blade’s office surrounded by guitars, amplifiers, and books spilling from the many bookcases
My interview covered many subjects and details about his life as Pastor at the Zion Baptist Church and as singer/bass player leading The Hallelujah Train gospel group.
It was one of the highest honors of my life to interview Pastor Blade.