I am super excited to be hosting on behalf of Eric Scott on this Monday because two of my very good friends and great songwriters Brad Cole and Bill Kelly from the great state of New York will be performing. There is limited seating so advanced reservations are highly recommended. Don’t miss out.
Brad Cole and Bill Kelly
ITZAll Goode Concert Series
Monday, July , 2019
8PM – Doors at 7PM
Online Reservation: $18.00
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ABOUT BRAD COLE:
The songs of Brad Cole address the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insight. His passionate and distinctive delivery of roots-based folk music, woven with the grit and groove of old school bossa and rhythm & blues moves the listener’s soul in a direction that is unexpected, yet perfectly familiar.
Brad has just released his fourth full length record, entitled Lay It Down. Described by Glide MagAzine as “one of the most beautiful albums you will hear this year”, Lay it Down is perhaps Brad’s most soulfully eclectic and cohesive work to date.
The last twenty four months have been very fruitful for Brad – Playing over a hundred shows and sharing the stage with a range of immensely talented artists such as Chris Stapleton, Shovels and Rope, Ingrid Michaelson, Dave Davies, Ari Hest, Dan Navarro, Ellis Paul and Will Kimbrough.
In 2015 Cole, Nakoa & Treacher was born as a side project as Brad joined forces with award winning singer songwriters Matt Nakoa and Robinson Treacher for a few shows that has lead to critical acclaim, a viral live video series (produced by Neale Eckstein) and a run of sold out shows up and down the East Coast.
2017 marks the launch of Brad’s new project Bossa Blue – the band delivers a unique dark and smokey retro lounge vibe. Combining elements of Cool Jazz, Bossa Nova, Soul & Blues over re-envisioned Standards, contemporary and classic rock tunes and in the groove originals.
Cole has been a fixture on the Chicago music scene for years, performing along side artists that make up the fabric of the city’s musical legacy such as Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Uncle Tupelo and The Smashing Pumpkins. Brad led several Chicago based bands including Treatment, The Second Story and toured with NYC-based The Subscribers. Along with singer-songwriter Jeff Libman, he is co-founder of the acoustic/soul collective known as Check With Lucy. He was also a longtime member of Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music’s monthly “Songwriters Forum”. Brad continues this collaborative acoustic tradition with his acclaimed songwriters performance series, “Acoustic Circus”.
Currently based in New York City, Brad Cole tours extensively with his band and as a solo acoustic performer.
2016 New Song Songwriting and Performance Competition at Lincoln Center Finalist
2015 Great American Song Contest WINNER
2014 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Finalist
2014 Folk Alliance Official Showcase Performer
2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Regional Finalist
“Cole’s voice is a captivating, well weathered croon, and he proves he can glide from genre to genre in the blink of an eye” ~ No Depression,
ABOUT BILL KELLY
Bill Kelly is a poet, singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who has released 5 albums of original work that have appeared in films by Gus Van Sant, (Promised Land) Weinstein films (Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden), Roadside Attractions (Super Size Me), Ken Russel (Tommy, Music Lovers, Whore), network television (ED, Northern Exposure) documentaries (Alligator on the Zipper) Mary MacGowan (Morning Glory). His song 20 Years in the Big City was included on a compilation with Dave Alvin, Slaid Cleaves, Todd Snyder, Hayes Carll, Bruce Robison and others.
Larry Campbell, who appears on Kelly’s last three records says “Bill has the voice and pen of a true poet”.
Buddy Miller praised Bread on the Waters as “a beautiful record with songs that won’t let go”,
Robert K Oermann called Seraphima, from Bread on the Waters “a great song, great record and real Americana music”.
“..THE songs simply sparkle and radiate with warmth, and the performances and arrangements are the epitome of tastefulness throughout. “ (John Hinshelwood Americana-UK)
Kelly is currently finishing up a new record with producer Lincoln Schleifer, and includes Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm), John Leventhal (Shawn Colvin, Roseanne Cash), John Ginty (Dixie Chicks, Citizen Cope), Clifford Carter (James Taylor, Ariana Grande), Anthony Krizan (Spin Doctors), Joe Bonadio (Sting, Mavis Staples), among others.
Kelly is involved in multiple projects which include, vocalist in the nationally touring tribute show, CSN Songs, celebrating the music of Crosby Stills and Nash and Young, multi-instrumentalist in Chris Berardo and the DesBerardo’s playing 6 and 12 string guitar, mandola, and background vocals and van driver playing throughout the northeast, southeast and Texas.
Bill Kelly is a member of Brother Flower, the Civil War Jam Band acoustic trio with singer songwriters Jake Stigers and Gary Dillon who continue to perform in NJ/NYC area. Kelly is one half of Folkfoot, a duo with Michael Parrish. Fixtures in the NYC music scene as well as touring throughout the UK. “It Must Stink to be Pink” from their CD, Dos Hombres was featured in the Morgan Spurlock hit, Super Size Me.