“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 currently making waves in the vibrant Nashville music scene. In August 2023, Brad made the significant move from California, bidding farewell to the serene beauty of Northern California and embracing Nashville as his new musical home.
Having nurtured relationships in Nashville through regular visits before relocating, Brad has been diligently working on writing songs for his highly anticipated upcoming album. He has been collaborating with some of the industry's best, further expanding his network of musicians and collaborators within the city's thriving music community. His dedication to his craft and undeniable talent were recognized when he was voted to represent the NSAI-Sacramento chapter in the prestigious 2023 NSAI Chapter Challenge.
Originally from the heartland of America, Brad's music is an eclectic mix of pop, country, and folk, and it bears a sound that is uniquely his own. Whether crafting catchy pop tunes or delivering heart-wrenching ballads, Brad's music remains consistently honest and sincere, infused 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 offers the perfect antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life. He firmly 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 as an artist.
Throughout his career, Brad has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business, including Sleeping at Last, Bright Eyes, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Gomez, among others. Beyond performing, he has also composed music for American Public Media and demonstrated his philanthropic spirit by helping inmates in Nebraska prisons channel their experiences into song.
A true advocate for the power of creative expression and community, Brad 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 reach greater heights.
His latest album, LIVING ON A SLIVER, is a testament to his songwriting prowess and his captivating performances. With his rich, haunting voice and unmistakable style, Brad takes listeners on a soul-stirring journey of self-discovery and reflection, inviting them to explore the beauty and complexity of the human experience through his music.
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. As he continues to thrive in Nashville, his new musical home, Brad's future in the music world is destined to be one of profound impact and enduring success.
“He can sing me to sleep anytime!”
— Dolly Parton