The only singer out there that can make me cry.”

— David Dondero

About Brad Hoshaw

Meet Brad Hoshaw, an award-winning singer-songwriter who has been named NSAI "ones to watch" and is making waves in the Nashville music scene. Brad has been building relationships in Nashville through regular visits, while writing songs for his upcoming album and collaborating with some of the industry's best. He was recently voted to represent the NSAI-Sacramento chapter in the 2023 NSAI Chapter Challenge, a testament to his talent and dedication to the craft. Brad is currently running a crowdfunding campaign to help fund a return trip to Nashville to build on the success of his previous trip and continue to expand his network of musicians and collaborators. 

Originally from the heartland of America and now nestled in the serene beauty of Northern California, Brad's music is an eclectic mix of pop, country, and folk, with a sound that is uniquely his own. Whether he's crafting catchy pop tunes or delivering heart-wrenching ballads, Brad's music is always honest and sincere, filled with raw emotion and unbridled passion. 

With a voice that can soothe the soul and lyrics that cut to the heart of the matter, Brad's music is the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life. He believes that sad songs can be cathartic, that music has the power to heal, and that true connection with his audience is the key to his success. 

Brad has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business, including Sleeping at Last, Bright Eyes, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Gomez, just to name a few. He has also composed music for American Public Media and has generously given his time to help inmates in Nebraska prisons channel their experiences into song. 

Brad is a true artist, a musician who believes in the power of community and the value of creative expression. He founded the Benson Songwriter Exchange, a gathering of fellow musicians who come together to share their craft, workshop their songs, and inspire one another to greater heights. 

In his latest album, LIVING ON A SLIVER, Brad once again showcases his talent as a songwriter and performer. With his rich, haunting voice and his unmistakable style, Brad takes us on a journey of self-discovery and reflection, inviting us to explore the beauty and complexity of the human experience. 

In the words of the legendary Dolly Parton, "He can sing me to sleep anytime!" Brad Hoshaw is a true gem of the music industry, a gifted artist whose passion and authenticity shine through in every note he sings.

He can sing me to sleep anytime!”

— Dolly Parton