New Album Bravery and the Bell Releasing March 24th
Bravery and the Bell, the ﬁrst solo album from Bradford Loomis of The Banner Days since 2013, released March 24th kickstarts a series of tours across the United States and Canada.
Upon learning recently that his father was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease, Bradford starting laying the ground work for this new project. Bravery and the Bell is about legacy, both the lineage we are born into and that which we pass on. Whether burdened or buoyed by our generational inheritance, this album confronts the drudgery of simply surviving and sounds a call to stand up to the things that stand in the way of us truly passionately pursuing that which we were made to be.
With swelling crescendos, soulful intensity, and the combination of grit and blue-eyed soul Bradford’s new album calls to mind Chris Stapleton and Marc Broussard
Having supported artists like Ben Gibbard, Jamestown Revival, Joseph, Penny and Sparrow, Courtney Marie Andrews, Tyler Hilton and Marc Broussard, Bradford is eager to hit the road. The Let’s Be Brave tour, with legs throughout 2017, celebrates this new album with stops all across the United States. Every show promises soulful performances wrapped around stories from the heart making a powerfully vulnerable experience.
In the Time of the Great Remembrance
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.
Upon learning recently that his father was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s disease, Bradford starting laying the ground work for this new project. Bravery and the Bell, (released March 24th 2017) is about legacy, both the lineage we are born into and that which we pass on. Whether burdened or buoyed by our generational inheritance, this album confronts the drudgery of simply surviving and sounds a call to stand up to the things that stand in the way of us truly passionately pursuing that which we were made to be.
Bradford’s influences include Chris Stapleton, the Swell Season, Johnny Cash T-Bone Burnett.
Bands Played With
Ben Gibbard, Tyler Hilton (of One Tree Hill), Bonnie Bishop, Jamestown Revival, Penny and Sparrow, Allen Stone, Marc Broussard, Jospeph, Noah Gundersen, Kris Orlowski, Courtney Marie Andrews, Grace and Tony, Mark Pickerel (from the Screaming Trees), Damien Jurado, Vicci Martinez and Austin Jenkes (from the Voice) and many others.
The Lincoln Performing Arts Center (NYC), Queen City Music Hall (Ft. Worth, TX) Kimbro’s Pickin Parlor (Nashville), Davidson College (NC), Potosi Maximun Security Correctional Center (MO), Hotel Cafe (L.A.) Tractor Tavern, The Triple Door, Crocodile Cafe (Seattle), Lawrence University (WI), Sears Tower (Chicago), Mile of Music Festival, University of Portland, wineries all over the United States and many others.
"Bradford Loomis came as a surprise for me. I thought I knew the Seattle roots music scene pretty well. And it's not like he's unknown here; in fact, he's quite well known from his many performances at Seattle roots shows. It was, again, the video from Eratosthenes Fackenthall's Ballard Sessions that converted me to his dark Americana music..."
"If I had been told a month ago that an important part of my summer soundtrack would be a collection of gospel-infused Americana tunes, I probably would have reacted in a fashion that portrayed disbelief and possibly confusion. However, here I am, absolutely enthralled with an album that is just that: an old-fashioned gem with a whole lot of soul. Bradford Loomis just released his new album “Into the Great Unknown”, and I’m finding it hard to find the correct words to express my reaction to these songs. So, better yet, I’ll just tell you about by..."
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Bravery and the Bell
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