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BRAD COLE, ERIN SAX, Chris Edrington http://www.bradcolemusic.com/ http://www.erinsax.com/ www.reverbnation.com/chrisedrington Stylistic comparisons to Brad Cole fall between John Hiatt & John Mayer but Cole uniquely delivers his own soulful slice of Americana with a groove. Erin Sax is a soulful, powerhouse artist at the intersection of country & blues. Often called bluesy and ornery, her music lives between Bonnie Raitt & Merle Haggard. Chris Edrington has shared the stage with Dave Matthews, among others. Chris performs with a voice like an angel, but the soul of a boy who has seen it all and lived to tell the tale BRAD COLE: "I am part of the human condition. It's an amazingly brilliant and totally crazy place to be. Emotions I see in you and me, hard to articulate and understand, so often lost in transmission, this is what moves me. The combustion between you and me and the world we live in, the falling down and the rising up, that's what moves me and that's what you will find here." Roots Music Report has named "Down The Line" one of the Top 20 Roots Americana records for 2013. Down the Line’s “Butterfly” was awarded “finalist” honors in the 13th Annual Great American Songwriting Contest. *Exile’s lead track, “Come Home” was named as a “top 10 finalist” in the prestigious 2011 Great Lakes Songwriting Competition. *2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Regional Finalist For years, Cole has been a fixture on the Chicago music scene sharing the stage with such greats as Uncle Tupelo and Smashing Pumpkins. Cole led several Chicago based bands including Treatment, The Second Story and toured with NYC-based The Subscribers. Cole is a longtime member of Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music’s monthly “Songwriters Forum” and has done a series of residences in Chicago dubbed “Acoustic Circus.” “Some performers seem born to command a stage. Something in the stance; an easy, relaxed, but assured presence. We probably missed the years it took to develop that command, but the performer’s execution gives the appearance of it always having been there. That’s how it is with singer/songwriter Brad Cole. His voice has a sharp, unerring, laserlike quality, homing in on those uneasy truths most of us evade.” - Richard Cuccaro – Acoustic Live Magazine “Top 20 Roots/Country Americana albums for 2013” for Down the Line – Roots Music Report "Wonderful...!" - Americana Gazette "Tuneful and uplifting, Brad Cole embodies the best of the pop/rock songwriting tradition and is immediately familiar without ever becoming formulaic." —Illinois Entertainer ERIN SAX: “With an anachronistic flair for sexy, southern-style tunes to beat the country and blues at their own game...” — Feast of Music Erin Sax is a soulful, powerhouse artist at the intersection of country and blues. Often called “bluesy and ornery”, her music lives somewhere between Bonnie Raitt and Merle Haggard, if there were such a love child. She comes to town celebrating the release of her new album, MERCY. The cuts on MERCY are a whiskey-soaked homage to the 1970’s Los Angeles music scene, burnished to a sheen by producer Clay Holley who has worked with such musical talents as Amy Winehouse, Adele, and John Legend. The darkly atmospheric lead single “Happy,” is the title track from the C.S. Lee, Judd Hirsch movie “Red Robin,” coming to theatres this Spring. As a touring artist, Sax has performed at venues across the United States and Europe, including B.B. King's, Tipitina's, The House of Blues, The Triple Door and The Double Door. She has been featured on Sirius Radio’s Outlaw Country, NPR's Performance Place, The Caravan Blues Radio Hour and The Alchemist Playground. Her song "The Gift" is the title track for TLC's show Making Over America and she has most recently toured opening for country bad boy Robert Earl Keen, Marshall Crenshaw and The Samples. CHRIS EDRINGTON: Originally from Vail, Colorado, singer-songwriter Chris Edrington has shared the stage with some of the biggest acts in music. Most recently he has opened for Dave Matthews, The Radiators, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, The Samples, Barenaked Ladies, and Sonia Dada. But who Edrington has shared the stage with, is nothing next to the journey of where has been off the stage. Chris came out the other side of a decade long heroin addiction that not only cost him his career, but brought him to the worst of the worst that full on addiction has to offer. From Boulder to NYC to LA and back again he finally surfaced in Minneapolis and now runs the most renowned sober living program in the country and has recently celebrated 14 years clean. In the last few years Edrington has begun to tour again and the public response has been resounding. He has a voice like an angel, but the soul of a boy who has seen it all and lived to tell the tale. Currently residing in between St. Paul and Aspen, Chris has just finished his Freshman EP with producer Elijah Shaw in Nashville.