Now Booking Northern California

Brad Hoshaw is available for solo-acoustic bookings in the areas of Sacramento, San Francisco, Tahoe and the Sierra Foothills. His music is best appreciated in intimate listening rooms or house concert settings, but he has years of experience as an opening act in large rooms as well. He can fill up to 3 hours with his original songs and can provide his own PA system if needed.

The only singer that can make me cry.”

— David Dondero

Authentic and timeless”

— Jessica Malone (SAMMIE Award Winner)

Brad Hoshaw - Bio

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 shopping his new album to record labels for a 2020 release.

He can sing me to sleep anytime!”

— Dolly Parton


— Black Francis (Pixies)



Brad Hoshaw

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Chosen by online vote, this is a five song collection of Brad's best recordings.

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