$7 at the door
8:30pm doors/9pm showtime
Winner of 5 OEA Awards, Brad Hoshaw, is considered one of the Midwest’s finest singer/songwriters. As a one man show, or with his band The Seven Deadlies, his heartfelt brand of Americana/Folk-Rock has been compared to My Morning Jacket, James Taylor and Ryan Adams. Dolly Parton once expressed her enjoyment of his music, exclaiming “He can sing me to sleep anytime!”
Recently, Brad Hoshaw released his eighth full length album “Funeral Guns”. The new album features his all-star band The Seven Deadlies and showcases all new songs including “New Tattoo” and “Delta King”. This past October, Brad successfully ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise over $7,500 to help with mixing, mastering and manufacturing costs. The album was released on February 21, 2014 and quickly sold-out in stores around the Midwest. In April, Brad also released a limited edition 7″ vinyl single for Record Store Day which included the previously unreleased song “Sorry”.
The Seven Deadlies were formed in 2008 with the purpose of playing one show only. The audience response was so strong that they were compelled to keep performing. Their self-titled 2009 album won “Album of the Year” at the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards. The current Seven Deadlies’ lineup includes Brad Hoshaw on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Matt Whipkey on lead guitar, Vern Fergesen on bass and J. Scott Gaeta on drums.
Frank Black (The Pixies) describes their music as “Seductive” and David Dondero claims Hoshaw is “the only songwriter that can make me cry.” With a new album under their belt The Seven Deadlies are poised for another big year.
"A modern twist on the troubadour traditions of Woody Guthrie and Jack Kerouac" (Minneapolis Star Tribune), Luke Redfield has been crisscrossing the U.S. for nearly a decade, taking up home in Texas, Colorado, Alaska, and living as a homeless drifter on the West Coast, where he washed dishes and sang for his supper.
Redfield’s life on the road has led to a unique brand of "Ragged-but-right" (A.V. Club) "Soulful folk" (Paste Magazine), with songwriting steeped in transcendental reverie on one hand and working class expression on the other. His thoughtful, poetic lyrics have been described as “well crafted to reward close listening” (No, The Moon Ain’t Romantic).
Luke operates in the realms of both truthful fiction and hardened reality. There is a fluidity to this dichotomous approach that accentuates, and makes sense of, the breadth of his songwriting styles and lyrical prowess. There aren't many artists operating that can do this with real consistency. He is a joker, an everyday seer, a melody maker, and — as those who've spent time with his discography know — something special.
It takes a one-of-a-kind artist to whittle intricate ideas into 4-chord folk songs even a child can understand. Luke Redfield is that artist.