In April of 2001 Brad co-founded The Creaking Tree String Quartet. The acoustic quartet also features the work of John Showman (fiddle), Brian Kobayakawa (double bass) and Andrew Collins (mandolin). The C.T.S.Q. debut self titled CD was nominated for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Group, at the 2004 JUNO Awards. Their second CD "Side Two" won Instrumental Album of the year at the Acoustic Project Awards and "Old Crow" (the second track on "Side Two") won Instrumental Song of the Year at the International Acoustic Music Awards. This CD also won the "Pushing the Boundaries" trophy at the inaugural Canadian Folk Music Awards. Their Third CD "The Soundtrack" won two Canadian Folk Music Awards in the Best Instrumental Group and Pushing the Boundaries categories, and was also nominated for Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2009 JUNO awards.
Brad has Performed throughout Canada and the U.S. including such geographically diverse locals as the N.W.T, the Yukon and Newfoundland in Canada, and large urban centers such as Manhatten, Boston, Philadelphia, Portland and Seattle in the US. He has performed at a wide range of venues including: The Atlantic Jazz Festival, The Ottawa Blues Festival, The Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, The Calgary Folk Festival, The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Stratford Concert Series, Seattle Folk Life, The Vancouver Folk Festival, The Winnipeg Folk Festival and twice on the Roots and Branches Stage at the I.B.M.A. (International Bluegrass Music Association) Fan Fest, once in Louisville, Kentucky, and the other in Nashville, Tennessee.