Autodidact and inventor, Brad Peterson, exemplifies the ethos of the independent-intrepid musician. At age six, he was experimenting with recording his original songs -as soon as he figured out how to work a cassette recorder. Through the decades he evolved through a series of stylistic shifts with his powerful and emotive voice ever-present. As the songs became refined, he played in expanding spheres of influence. Stages and audiences grew and Peterson eventually rubbed elbows with some of the greats: Brian Wilson, Bono, Sufjan Stevens, Edie Brickell, David Lowery, Jeff Buckley, and others.
Doctors thought a spinal injury (which rendered his arm paralyzed) meant retirement and no one heard much more for a while. However, in the radio-silence, he convalesced but studied composition and arrangement. After years, surgeries, and hard work, Peterson has reemerged to offer this collection of songs as a declaration and proof of fidelity. His style now resides in an impactful and inventive mixture of haunting melodies and evocative lyrics that breath life into ‘the Fleur-de-lis EP’. Brad Peterson is a singer, writer, producer, and player of many instruments in his humble garden shed.
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