"Immediately familiar without ever becoming formulaic"
"I am part of the human condition. It's an amazingly brilliant and totally crazy place to be," says songwriter Brad Cole. Brad's songs address the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insight. His passionate and distinctive delivery of roots-based folk music, woven with the grit and groove of old school bossa and rhythm & blues moves the listener’s soul in a direction that is unexpected, yet perfectly familiar. Brad has shared the stage with the likes of Chris Stapleton, Shovels and Rope, Ingrid Michaelson, Dave Davies, Ari Hest, Dan Navarro, Ellis Paul, and Will Kimbrough. Now based in NYC, Brad has been a fixture on the Chicago music scene for years, performing alongside artists that make up the fabric of the city’s musical legacy such as Uncle Tupelo and the Smashing Pumpkins. Songwriter Universe selected Brad's "Come Home" as its Song Of The Month, and he recently released the critically acclaimed album "Lay It Down." Michigan band (and former Ann Arborites) Dede and The Dreamers open with music they describe as psychedelic jazz folk.