“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 is the winner of five Omaha Entertainment & Arts Awards. He has performed alongside reputable acts such as Sleeping at Last, Bright Eyes, Langhorn Slim, Nathaniel Rateliff, William Fitzsimmons, Blind Pilot, John Moreland, Gomez, and Ivan & Alyosha.. Brad has 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 has 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 August 2019, Brad moved to Northern California, where he is currently booking solo-acoustic shows and preparing his new album for a 2021 release.
“He can sing me to sleep anytime!”
— Dolly Parton