One hundred and fifty years ago, Bradford Loomis would have been riding rail cars out west or sailing down the Mississippi on a paddle boat. Or maybe he would have claimed his stake in the flatlands of the Midwest. Perhaps he would have plied his hand on a ranch in Texas. One thing is for sure, he would have stories to tell.
As fate would have it, Bradford was born in Seattle, Washington. Through years of choir, band and orchestra he discovered a powerful kinship to the songs and stories of a bygone era. Because of this, he has now found a way to tell his story. Bradford marries grit and melody to dig to the roots of American folklore and speak of the raw reality of the human condition with soul, passion, and hope. His stories span a lifetime of relatable emotions, be it the bitterness of loss, the deep longing of regret, the enduring hope of love, or the elation of joy.
Bradford is releasing a new full length album entitled Into the Great Unknown May 17th. He will be touring throughout the summer in support of it. Keep a watch on the show calendar or sign up for the news letter to be kept up to date!
Bradford’s influences include The Swell Season, EmmyLou Harris, T-Bone Burnett, and Johnny Cash.