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BRAD PETERSON

Brad Peterson indie pop singer songwriter musician producer

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Brad Peterson is an indie-pop singer-songwriter from a wooded area near Lake Michigan north of Chicago, where he built a little back-yard garden shed – effectively a music-making laboratory where he Writes, Records and Produces all his music.

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Brad Peterson is an indie-pop singer-songwriter from a wooded area near Lake Michigan north of Chicago, where he built a little back-yard garden shed – effectively a music-making laboratory where he writes and records his songs.  “I created the hideout I’d always dreamed of, as a kid – in this case:  an acoustically-conducive workspace. It took months to build, working most every day with many dozens of trips to the lumber yard. On the walls and in cases are dozens of instruments of all sorts: strings, woodwinds, brass, keys, percussion; I also have an electronics lab for modifying circuits. I get an idea before my first sip of coffee, and by the time I go to bed, there’s a brand new song.”

Brad has shared stages with Jeff Buckley and Radiohead and has released numerous albums as a solo artist and with his band peatmoss, but stopped making music after a spinal injury left him partially paralyzed and unable to record or perform for several years.  “It became a struggle to brush my teeth and get dressed, so playing guitar wasn’t really on my list of priorities at that point.  I withdrew into isolation, and it was an arduous journey back – but things are better now than ever. I think the songs have evolved with the pain – so I suppose, in a way, it was a gift.  With the help of skilled doctors, long months of rehabilitation, and painful hard work, I’m back to physical – and musical – health with new and better songs. Building my garden-shed studio was also cathartic and served as my therapy’.  

[More on the garden-shed coming soon]

These days, Brad is completely self-produced – from writing, to playing all the instruments, engineering and mastering: “I didn’t deliberately set out to do everything myself – it was just the natural result of eliminating the sometimes tiresome logistics involved in having other musicians learn and play my ideas.  That streamlined process allows me to do it all with a less cumbersome – literal DIY approach.”

Brad Peterson’s work is available through all retail outlets and streaming platforms.

Direct all inquiries to:
Creative Director – Kim Sommers | kim@bplabs.com

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Brad Peterson is currently in the garden shed writing and recording a follow up record to his “The Ellipsis Album” (released last October). The working title for the LP is “The Unknown Album” and is projected for a release before summer 2018.

Like it’s preceding work, “The Unknown Album” has Brad writing, performing, and producing every part in its entirety:

This album is more ambitious, drawing on esoteric and less obvious influences, I think…  -it’s still pop, but I definitely took a considered approach to the arrangements, some songs are a bit more subtle while others less so…

Stay tuned for more information as it develops.