Grady Lark is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana. Early in his career as a keyboardist, he joined the Sonny Boy Williamson Show and signed on with Little Sonny Green and the Ike and Tina Turner Revue to tour army bases. He then joined the cadre of musicians promoted by Duke-Peacock Records in Houston and performed with Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Joe Hinton, Little Jackie Payne, Sam Cooke, and Al TNT Braggs. Grady returned to Alexandria and toured with his own band, The Blue Message, until he relocated to New Orleans, where he performed with Johnny Adams, Oliver Morgan, Cyril Neville, Jimmy Elledge, Ernie K-Doe, and Dorothy Moore. Grady now lives in Houston where he performs with local artists. Now focused on his own compositions and working with his wife Pamela Paradis Metoyer as songwriter, Grady Lark has developed a distinct sound that he calls “bayou swamp music.” This music combines New Orleans rhythms and Texas Blues. He invites his fans to explore and enjoy this music.
- Harry Weber