Irish-born, Boston-based Bob Bradshaw has been exploring many facets of Americana music in the thirty years he’s lived in the States – from the Texas singer-songwriters he strives to emulate to the roots-rock he plays in bar bands any night of the week. He received a degree from the Berklee College of Music in his 40’s, playing mostly in Bluegrass ensembles there.
His seventh studio album ‘American Echoes’ was released in late 2017 to rave reviews and heavy airplay around the world. His sixth collection of original songs ‘Whatever You Wanted’ was named as one of the best Americana/Country albums of 2015 by the Telegraph UK.
Bradshaw is eager to explore the current appetite for singles/videos over albums, and plans to release a new video each month for the foreseeable future. The first four songs are done, he’s going back into the studio in October 2018 to complete the next four.
Writing in No Depression Frank Gutch Jr said of 'American Echoes': “Some of Bradshaw's songs are immediate classics in my mind. The kind of songs songwriters and musicians listen to. The kind of songs which become part of your DNA.” Bill Bentley of the Morton Report wrote: "In a year full of albums that sound like they'll live forever, Bob Bradshaw has made one of the best." The Sunday Express (UK) called it “… a frequently spellbinding blend of country and nuanced rock with a winning lushness in the instrumentation and backing vocals, showcasing a highly original talent.” John Amer in Red Guitar called ‘American Echoes’ a “rich melting pot of collated ideas and signals” and Music Riot said the album is “packed with great lyrical and musical ideas and gets better with repeated plays.” Maximum Volume Music wrote: “Like all great songwriters, Bradshaw can mould experiences into something illuminating and give them universal quality. There is something of the dark Tom Waits world about Exotic Dancers Wanted.” “With inspiration pulled from country and folk, bluegrass and blues, a soupcon of jazz and barrel-loads of Americana," Tom Franks of Folkwords writes, “it’s a collection of songs written with a deep understanding of it’s subjects.” And Midwest Record writes: “A first rate recording that raises the songwriting bar, all I can say is Bradshaw has the shining and knows how to capture lightning in a bottle.”