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Autodidact, Inventor, Songwriter, Singer, Producer, and Artist, 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 tape 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: Thom Yorke, Brian Wilson, Bono, Sufjan Stevens, Edie Brickell, David Lowery, Elton John, Jeff Buckley, and others.

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Crack and Boom | it was 51 years ago today

August 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Many artists talk about ‘the album’ that changed their life; for me, it happened in the spring of 1971. My older brother and father were listening to music in the living room of our old […]

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what the open heart allows | a new song by brad peterson

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

what the open heart allows (2:32)
written, performed, and produced by Brad Peterson

This song was written and recorded in 2 days. The images had come to me in […]

  • Girls Just Want To Have Fun | a version by Brad Peterson

Girls Just Want to Have Fun | a version by Brad Peterson

March 31st, 2017|0 Comments

This was more enjoyable to arrange and record than should be admitted….

For Educational Use Only – Scene and Song Analysis:

Production CREDITS:
Arranged, and all instruments performed by Brad Peterson @ BPLabs March 26th, 2017

Film CREDITS:
Written by […]

Keep Calm (the sea lion sleeps tonight) | a song by Brad Peterson

March 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Often, I imagine myself in Great Britain for the early days of of the war. Late summer 1940 was unseasonably warm and recent Luftwaffe raids made it not so “phoney” anymore. The island being terrorized […]

  • the Lesser Celandine

The Lesser Celandine | a song by Brad Peterson

February 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Like the Lake District poets, I am inclined to frame seemingly mundane things in a romantic light. I remind myself that the miraculousness of love isn’t always a shout but may be better expressed as […]

Curiosity of Your Smile | a song by Rich Klevgard & Brad Peterson:

January 31st, 2017|0 Comments

When my old friend Rich Klevgard called me up to collaborate on a song, I was enjoying a recent prolific streak of writing and recording. Shortly after, he sat down in my shed […]

  • Brad Peterson Christmas

The Story of Santa Bill

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

It didn’t seem particularly extraordinary that late December evening at 528 Maple Lane. Members of my family were gearing up for Christmas. Our usual silliness and routines were  from my perspective as a […]

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Remember Jeff

November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

In November of 1993, I was a fresh-faced singer-songwriter -completing my first national tour in New York City. The final performance was to take place at the renowned CB’s Gallery. Road-weary and recovering from the […]