They can bring you to tears, comfort you like an old friend or lead the entire room to raise their glasses in solidarity. Brad Hoshaw & the Seven Deadlies touch on the universal themes of love, God, destruction and sorrow. Each lyric delivered with sincerity and conviction…no word wasted or taken for granted.
Inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr., Paul Simon and contemporaries like Cursive, Ryan Adams and The Replacements, Brad Hoshaw helms this four-piece fusion of Americana, rock & roll, folk and country. Hoshaw, a troubadour with a mysterious presence and a genuine devotion to his craft, possesses an unpretentious, yet potent delivery.
“When I was younger, I was limited to writing exactly how I felt,” Hoshaw says. “Now, I’ve grown to explore the craft of songwriting. I try to put myself outside of my experiences and play with words. I want my music to be the kind that lives on inside the listener, long after it has left their ears.”
The Seven Deadlies’ all-star lineup is comprised of Omaha Nebraska’s elite musicians, Matt Whipkey (lead guitar), Craig Balderston (bass) and drummer J. Scott Gaeta. Each player contributes the necessary contradiction of reckless-abandon and professionalism. During Hoshaw’s 14 years as a solo artist, he released seven albums, gradually unveiling more of his personality and world perspective. Now with BH&T7D's self-titled 2009 release he presents the first statement from a band pushing beyond the borders of “the Omaha-sound,” and out into the sprawling landscape of music's future.
Armed with both seductive voice, and polished orchestration, BH&T7D, have toured heavily throughout the Midwest, east coast and southern states. While meandering through some of the country’s most respected venues, this band has shared the stage with such legendary performers as Mark Eitzel (American Music Club) and Frank Black (Black Francis, the Pixies). And in every town they visit, they leave behind haunting evidence of their ability to move an audience.
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