Almeda Bradshaw

Almeda BradshawHer family’s move to the country brought horses into Almeda’s childhood and they remained a staple of her adult life. Almeda raised her family in north central Montana, while breeding and showing performance horses, running 150 cows and operating a seed plant and feed business. She now helps train AQHA performance horses with her husband, former Marlboro Man, Merritt Bradshaw, on the Yellowstone River in Huntley, Montana.
A multi-instrumentalist, Almeda studied cello and piano through college, has a BA in Elementary Education and is self-taught on the guitar, mandolin and various other stringed instruments. She taught students of all ages to play strings from her former private studio and retail store, A Room For Music, in Big Sandy, MT. Almeda has written poetry, journals and songs since her teen years and has been performing at cowboy gatherings throughout the west for nearly two decades.
In 2010, Almeda produced two albums of original songs and poetry, Voices From the Range and A Way of Heart. Both albums were recorded by Chris Cunningham of the acoustic duo, Storyhill, at Basecamp Recording Studio in Bozeman with Montana musicians Britt Smith and Ric Steinke of Open Range adding instrumentation. AlmedaDAS did the guitar work.
A third album of original songs Lovers, Wives and Mothers: A Western Woman’s Voice was produced by Grammy and Emmy award-winning producer, Lance Bendickson, recorded in Nashville at Sony Tree Studios and released in December 2015. It has since been nominated by three different western organizations for song and album recognition. Almeda’s fourth recording project TRIBUTE was released in 2016 and also received song recognition.

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