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“Brad Cole weaves a varied thread of influences to great effect in his catalog, but he says the musicianship and experience of recording his latest, ‘Lay It Down,’ takes things to another level entirely. Through a brand new PledgeMusic campaign, Brad is giving his biggest fans an exclusive look at the creative process along with his signed Martin guitar, song commission, signed music and much more. We recently asked him about his NYC home, his love for East Nashville and why this studio session proved to be so meaningful.”

““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