Singer-songwriter Brad Colerick was born in Valentine, Nebraska in the heart of Cherry County. The county's population density is one person per square mile — significantly less than density of cattle. Colerick spent his formative years in Lincoln where he attended the University of Nebraska studying business and music. In the summer of 1986, he packed up his VW Jetta with everything that would fit and headed west to Los Angeles — population density 8,500 per square mile. After some lean years he found success making music for commercials for such clients as Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Budweiser, and Sears. The ad campaigns frequently utilized talents of iconic artists such as BB King and Johnny Cash, whose signature adorns one of Colerick’s prized guitars. A piece Colerick penned for the Illinois Lottery (sung by blues legend Buddy Guy) won a London International Advertising Award. He also produced music for an Emmy-winning campaign for the Illinois Department of Transportation. After a nearly 20 year hiatus from making records, Colerick returned to his roots and released his first CD, Cottonwood, in 2006. Since that time he has toured the country and released four subsequent albums — Lines In The Dirt (2007), When I’m Gone (2009), Tucson (2014), and his latest — Nine Ten Thirty (2018). Since 2009, he has hosted the popular Wine & Song concert series in South Pasadena. It takes place every Wednesday night at the Blue Guitar at Arroyo Seco Golf Course.
While Americana Folk Singer/songwriter Laurie McClain accompanies herself expressively on guitar, ukulele and harmonica, it's her honey voice that soothes and her powerful lyrics that heal hearts. Reminiscent of 60s/70s folk, her songs are messages of hope for a weary world.
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