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Brad Cole / Press

““Top 20 Roots/Country Americana albums for 2013””

Roots Music Report

“*2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Regional Finalist”


““Top 10 finalist in 2011 Great Lakes Songwriting Competition for “Come Home” ”

Great Lakes Songwriting Competition

"Brad Cole is a veteran from Chicago but a fresh voice on the New York music scene, with a collection of well-crafted songs with universal appeal."

- John Platt – WFUV Radio

“Brad Cole sings bluesy Americana. Smart, sad, playful and ponderous: vulnerability and raw honesty seep through his songs with heartfelt sentiments of lost love, an aim for higher ground and faith in the future. - Ann Marie Cannata– The Buttonwood Tree”

Ann Marie Cannata - The Buttonwood Tree

““The lyrics [on Exile] are riveting...””

Static Multimedia

"Brad Cole is an intelligent craftsman who writes songs from the head AND the heart. As a songwriter, he has a knack for absorbing and reflecting his environment, - Joltin Joe Pszonek, WMSC-FM, Montclair, NJ

Joltin Joe Pszonek - WMSC

““A wonderful songwriter…a talented artist with a gift.”

Americana Gazette - Americana Gazette

“*Finalist honors in the 13th Annual Great American Songwriting Contest for “Butterfly. ”

Great American Songwriting Contest

"Tuneful and uplifting, Brad Cole embodies the best of the pop/rock songwriting tradition and is immediately familiar without ever becoming formulaic.”

Illinois Entertainer

““[Exile is] a solid effort from one of Chicago's true hidden treasures...””

Hostage Radio