“The only singer out there that can make me cry.”
— David Dondero
Brad Hoshaw is a notorious "nice guy," best known for his soothing tenor voice and authentic style of storytelling. When performing, he focuses on creating beautiful shared experiences with the audience, and providing a safe space for the listener to delve into their deepest emotions. He believes in the healing power of sad songs and values his connection with the listener above all.
Brad Hoshaw has 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, David Dondero, Mark Eitzel, Langhorn Slim, Roger Clyne, and William Elliott Whitmore. Brad has composed music for National Public Radio as well as independent theater and film. He volunteers his time at Nebraska prisons helping inmates channel their experiences and emotions into songs. He is also the founder of the Benson Songwriter Exchange, a community that meets bi-weekly to workshop songs and discuss craft.
This past Summer Brad embarked on a house concert tour across 6 states, performing in living rooms and backyards for fans and their friends and family. He is currently recording his 10th studio album.
“He can sing me to sleep anytime!”
— Dolly Parton
Brad Hoshaw began writing original songs when he was 16 years old. His first public performance was in 1997 at the Ranch Bowl as a member of the band Living Stone. He continued to write and record in Omaha until relocating to Minneapolis in 2002, where he performed weekly at the Kitty Cat Klub on the University of Minnesota campus. In 2005 Brad embarked on his first national tour across the United States and Canada and has continued to tour regularly. Soon after moving back to Omaha, he assembled Brad Hoshaw & the Seven Deadlies and released their self titled album in 2009. That album sold over 1,000 copies and won 3 OEA Awards, including Album of the Year and Artist of the Year. His latest album "Funeral Guns" (2014) was inspired by a dream he had shortly after his father passed away.