SONGS FROM THE MOON was written and performed by singer/songwriter Brad Cole whose work address the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insight. His distinctive delivery of roots-based folk music glides on an eclectic mix of old school jazz, rhythm & blues and rock, moving listeners in a direction that is both unexpected, yet perfectly familiar.
Touring consistently over the last 10 years has brought Cole to many great stages such as Lincoln Center, Wrigley Field, City Winery (Chicago, Boston, Nashville), The Hotel Cafe, The Ark, Rockwood Music Hall, The Cutting Room, Landmark on Main, The Steven Talkhouse, as well numerous residencies and festivals including recent tours of the UK and Ireland. Cole has shared the stage with marquee performers including Chris Stapleton, Ingrid Michaelson, Hothouse Flowers, Shovels And Rope, The James Hunter Six and Dave Davies of the Kinks, to name a few. Cole’s cut his teeth performing in the ‘90s Chicago club scene, initially performing along side artists that make up the fabric of the city’s musical legacy including Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Uncle Tupelo and the Smashing Pumpkins.
His several Chicago-based bands including Treatment, The Second Story, Psycholove, and Check with Lucy. Cole’s numerous side projects include: the jazz / blues project Bossa Blue as well as the acclaimed singer-songwriter trio Cole, Nakoa & Treacher. In 2016, his life and music became the subject of a short ﬁlm titled Cole Soul by award-winning ﬁlm maker Steven Weiss. In 2021, Cole launched his Sci-Fi musical SONGS FROM THE MOON as a 1 man show, a podcast series and as an album. Currently Cole lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Thanks to Mark Dann and Bobby Sabella for additional instrumentation. Special thanks to Erin Sax and Kate Squire for additional voices. Thanks to Robbie Freedman, Chuck Mackie, Erin Sax and Tod Himmel for script consulting. Produced and mixed by Mark Dann. Cover art by Dylan Cooper.