In fact, her five-piece band’s rootsy pop sound and her genuine, energetic presence make genre labels kind of irrelevant. So Bradshaw might just have great timing (or good luck), since her music should find receptive ears at a time when acts like Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers and the Avett Brothers are erasing the boundaries between folk, pop, country and rock.
Bradshaw seems earnest in her desire to use her music to uplift people – “to make listeners feel good and help them move past life’s roadblocks,” she says.
“I just try to sing fun, catchy and meaningful songs, and the band are all fantastic musicians. You’re going to hear all sorts of guitars, and the occasional mandolin and banjo.”
Bradshaw’s latest single, a lightly country-seasoned cover of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 hit “Fast Car,” is available on iTunes, and another single release is planned for March 25. Several performance videos can be found on YouTube.
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Bradley Abel of Red Deer will open Wednesday’s show.