Welcome to Christmastown

November 10th, 2008

Merry Christmas!  My friends and I have just released a new album – it’s called Welcome To Christmastown by Courtney Collins and Jeremy Ylvisaker with J.T. Bates and Michael Lewis.  Jeremy recorded most of my earlier

Violet Night in the News

February 1st, 2007

Happy New Year! If you happen to read  Magnet Magazine, you may have heard my song “Don’t Forget” on the CD Sampler included with the year-end issue. You can find Magnet at Barnes and Noble,

Chad Vader on Good Morning America

October 6th, 2006

Both Isthmus and  Rick’s Cafe recently reviewed my Violet Night album. Many thanks to Tom Laskin and Rick Tvedt for taking the time to review it and write such kind words! I spent the summer working with Blame Society Productions on a


May 1st, 2005

Hello, and welcome to my brand new place in cyberspace! I started recording my first solo album this spring, and it should be ready by the end of the year. We’ve assembled a studio band,