Singer Songwriter Showcase – hosted by Brad Cole


Sun, Jul 14, 2024    
12:00 pm


Colony Woodstock NY
22 Rock City Rd, Woodstock, New York

Event Type

Singer Songwriter Showcase – hosted by Brad Cole ft:
– Brad Cole – Host
– Brian Mitchell
– Erin Sax
– Steve Koester
The songs of Brad Cole address the ups and downs of the human condition with both wit and raw insight. His passionate and 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.
A solid 12-years of touring has brought Brad to many great notables stages and venues, including Lincoln Center, Wrigley Field, City Winery, The Hotel Cafe, The Ark, Rockwood Music Hall, The Cutting Room, as well numerous 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 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 and the acclaimed 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 and as a podcast series. Currently Cole lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Brian Mitchell is well known in music industry circles and beyond for working with some of music’s most respected artists including Levon Helm & The Midnight Ramble, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Little Feat, BB King, Al Green, & Dolly Parton. He has appeared on 5 Grammy award winning records by Levon Helm, BB King and Les Paul. He also records and performs his own original music. His last CD “Songs From The Underground”, was released in the U.S. & Italy last year and he has a new CD, “Live In Italy” with James Maddock, that is also being released in the U.S. & Italy.
Brian’s work as a composer and performer has been featured in TV, film, and theatre. His original music with the band “House Of Diablo”, can be heard through out the Robert Altman movie “Tanner On Tanner”. He also composed music for the AMC TV series “Hell On Wheels”. The music of his accordion/tuba band, Fatboy Kanootch, was recently used in the film “Dear Mom Card” currently showing on Amazon.
Erin Sax has been called “bluesy and ornery.” Her music lives somewhere between Chrissie Hynde and Merle Haggard, if there were such a love child. Her live performances have often been compared to a young Mick Jagger.Her recent album, MERCY, produced by Clay Holley (Amy Winehouse, Adele, John Legend), is homage to the 1970’s L.A. music scene where Erin was raised. Growing up down the street from George Harrison, next door to the drug dealer for the Rolling Stones, and baby sat by the pianist for Jean Luc Ponty, set a tone for Erin’s life and MERCY is the theme music for it – melancholy, pulsing, lyrical and yet redemptive.The album’s single, “Happy,” is the title track for the Judd Hirsch, Ryan O’Nan, C.S. Lee movie, ALTERED MINDS and garnered Sax and co-writer Patrick Kelly an Oscar nomination.Most recently Sax has performed “My Father” in Josh Klausner’s (Date Night, Shrek) 2018 movie WANDERLAND. In 2019 she and singer-songwriter Patrick Kelly joined forces again to write the song “Rise”. Performed live at the Washington D.C. Women’s March and slated for release as the title track of the 2020 documentary RESISTERHOOD.Sax’s earlier music, including the album GOOD GIRL, was made with her NYC band Hands Off My Sister, and garnered her opening slots on the road for country bad boy Robert Earl Keen, Marshall Crenshaw, and The Samples etc.A Los Angeles native and the “Country Time Lemonade Girl” at the age of 10 she has “always written music as a way to stay real”.Sax has also worked as a producer and director for award-winning-cutting edge documentaries, commercials, branded content and feature films. She has developed a devout following in the global rock/blues music world. Her music is about the integrity, character, and flaws that we all share as we alternately stumble and fly through our days.
Prior to Two Dark Birds, Koester also fronted the bands Maplewood, Koester and Punchdrunk, who altogether released eleven critically-acclaimed albums and toured extensively throughout the US and Europe. The music has been called “knockout gorgeous” and “timeless. . . great rock music” and has received glowing reviews everywhere from Fader and Nylon to The Village Voice and The NY Times, showing up on year-end “Best” lists in Magnet, Popmatters, Rhapsody, Disclaimer and more. Koester has also written, recorded and produced a wide variety of songs for film and TV, including features in Sideny Lumet’s “Before the Devil Knows Your Dead” and Laurie Collyer’s “Sherrybaby.”
Doors 11AM | Show 12pm
$10-20 Dollar Suggestion