"My local @guitarcenter or yours?"

By Kurt Wolff

Have you ever heard of a guitar player named Blaze? We hadn’t either. But after Blaze posted his video tribute to Brad Paisley—titled, appropriately, “Brad Paisley”—he has caught our attention.

And he’s also caught the attention of Paisley himself.

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A young guitar whiz based in Las Vegas, Blaze got his first guitar at age 5 and started playing professional at 12. He is described on his website as  “a classic perfectionist” with with “jaw dropping” proficiency on the fretboard—keep in mind this is his own promotional copy talking, though if you check out his music, you’ll see there is more than a ring of truth to those words. The guy is a substantial shredder.

His bio goes on to say that, while he’s been a KISS fan since he was a kid, it was the guitar playing of country superstar Paisley that grabbed his attention more recently.

“One day I was flippin’ around on the car stereo/And some cat was just tearin’ it up on country radio,” Blaze sings in his song “Brad Paisley.” He goes on to say how Paisley has is now a favorite, while his “headbanger friends” think he’s “crazy.”

The good-natured video has Blaze singing and shredding in various Las Vegas locations, alongside showgirls, tourists and other local characters—including a recurring guy in an oversized Paisley mask. The lyrics tell about how he came to dig country music, and what he’d do to land a chance to jam with the “Perfect Storm” singer—including mowing his lawn.

Blaze posted his “Brad Paisley” video to YouTube on Tuesday (Jan. 20), and the following day Paisley himself tweeted that he’d seen the video and was left “speechless.”

[tweet https://twitter.com/BradPaisley/status/558038344937246720]

The song’s chorus is built around the line, “I wanna jam with Brad Paisley.” And in his tweet, Paisley accepted. “Yessir, I will jam with you,” Paisley wrote. “My local @guitarcenter or yours?”

No details yet on when or where the great “Brad Paisley” jam will take place. But we will keep you posted.


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