Pony Bradshaw Announces Debut Single “10×10”
First Single From Georgia-based Storyteller’s Forthcoming Debut Due 2019 on Rounder Records
Tour with Social Distortion Kicks Off Today at Capitol Theater
Singer-songwriter and storyteller Pony Bradshaw has released “10×10,” the first single from his debut album for Rounder, due in 2019. The track was produced by 10-time Grammy-award winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Grammy-award winner Shani Gandhi (Parker Millsap, Smooth Hound Smith) and artist/producer Jedd Hughes (Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell).
Producer and Rounder Records VP of A&R Gary Paczosa says, “When I first heard Pony Bradshaw I was absolutely blown away. The combination of his soulful voice singing lyrics that are literary, cinematic, and thought-provoking grabbed me as few other artists have. His obvious love of classic literature mixed with his deep southern heritage adds up to an artist who is wholly original and utterly mesmerizing.”
Pony Bradshaw is the songwriting project of James Bradshaw. Bradshaw is a storyteller, and like so many great fiction writers, he draws inspiration from his observations of characters and ideas from his nomadic travels as a younger man.
“10×10” is just the first piece of his forthcoming record which loosely weaves together a narrative based on observations he made through travel, with scenes populated by subtle and nuanced characters he created. Bradshaw is inspired by 19th-century French novelists and poets, in the way they approached their art and their work ethic. Bradshaw’s debut captures the voice of an artist looking to make a new way for himself; a way that is not dictated by trends or time.
Bradshaw comments, “For this record specifically, my inspirations have been myriad: usually just a sliver of an idea, a word even, has set me to work. Most of these songs are not autobiographical, as much as that can be true. It’s fiction, as much as that can be true.”
He continues, “It’s expounding on ideas and thoughts, creating symbols and imagery that have weight but are dreamlike. It’s metaphors. Lyrical illuminations. I’m sure my subconscious seeps in, as they say, but I don’t set out to write about myself. I hope to not be that vain in reality.”
“10X10” is available here.
Pony Bradshaw is on the road this fall opening for Social Distortion. A full list of dates is below.
10/3/18 Capitol Theater Port Chester, NY*
10/4/18 The Strand Ballroom Providence, RI*
10/5/18 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH*
10/6/18 House Of Blues Boston Boston, MA *
10/12/18 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI *#
10/13/18 20 Monroe Live Grand Rapids, MI *#
10/14/18 The Palace Theater Greensburg, PA
10/16/18 Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY #
10/19/18 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
10/20/18 Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN *
10/21/18 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN *#
10/23/18 Minglewood Hall Memphis, TN *#
10/24/18 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK *#
10/27/18 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV *
10/29/18 Globe Hall Denver, CO
* with Social Distortion
# with Will Hoge