“The only singer out there that can make me cry.”
— David Dondero
Brad Hoshaw is an award-winning singer-songwriter residing in Northern California, best known for his soothing tenor voice and his contemplative and earnest storytelling. Brad is just as capable at churning out pop gems as he is at playing tear-in-your-beer somber lullabies. His style combines the haunting almost churchy feel of Jeff Buckley and the country character of Townes Van Zandt. He believes in the healing power of sad songs and values his authentic connection with the listener above all.
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Brad Hoshaw received 5 Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards and has shared the stage with performers such as Bright Eyes, Lucero, Pete Yorn, Nathaniel Rateliff, William Fitzsimmons, John Moreland, Will Hoge, Sam Outlaw, Charlie Parr, David Dondero, Mark Eitzel, Langhorn Slim, Roger Clyne, and William Elliott Whitmore. Brad also composed music for American Public Media's 'Marketplace with Kai Rysdall' as well as the Blue Barn Theatre production of "Grass So Tall, Sky So Black" and the Amazon Prime film "Black Luck". He often volunteered his time at Nebraska prisons helping inmates channel their experiences into songs. He is also the founder of the Benson Songwriter Exchange, a community that continues to meet bi-weekly in Omaha to workshop songs and discuss craft.
In January 2019 Brad recorded his seventh full-length album with producer Nicholas Frampton (Field Division) and members of the band Midlake at Redwood Studio in Denton, TX. He is currently shopping the album to record labels and hopes for its release in early 2020.
“He can sing me to sleep anytime!”
— Dolly Parton