Had he lived one hundred and fifty years ago, Bradford Loomis may have been riding rail cars out west or sailing down the Mississippi on a paddle boat. Or maybe he would have claimed his stake in the flat lands of the Midwest. Perhaps he would have plied his hand on a ranch in Texas.
Born in the Northwest in more modern times, Bradford has lived to tell a different, but no less exciting, tale. Through years of choir, band and orchestra he discovered a powerful kinship to the songs and stories of those bygone eras as they helped show him a meaningful way to tell his story.
Bradford Loomis marries grit and melody to dig to the roots of American folklore and speak of the raw reality of the human condition with passion. His stories span several lifetimes of relatable emotions; bitterness & loss, deep longing & regret, enduring hope & love, elation & joy.
In May of 2013 Bradford released a new full length album entitled Into the Great Unknown and kicked off a series of tours in support.
Bradford’s influences include The Swell Season, EmmyLou Harris, T-Bone Burnett, and Johnny Cash.
Recent Blog Posts
- October 8, 2013The leaves are turning and there’s a chill in the air. In Seattle, the forecasters are claiming we’ve had our last official day of summer and the sun won’t be back until sometime in 2015. Even so, this is my favorite time of year and it’s only going to get better! October is pulling me south ...More
- July 24, 2013Well, the album is out. All of the press, radio appearances, press kits mailed, guest spots and interviews have made for a fantastic release of the new record. Thank you to everyone who has come out to the show, picked up the record, viewed a video, shared a video, liked the Facebook page, and spread ...More