Fast forward two years later, Mitch teamed up with GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Zac Brown) to write and record his debut album.
With sessions in Memphis, TN but drawing inspiration from his new West Coast home, Mitch sought out a classic ‘California country’ feel – something that hearkens back to the 1970s folk-rock ‘Laurel Canyon Sound’ of the Eagles, Joni Mitchell, and James Taylor – but with a modern twist.
Critical praise has been high. “With a ‘homeward bound style and slice of heartland pop’, Mitch Bradford works with vintage country rock elements emphasizing the winding, wonderful ways & roads of amour.”
And "Love is Kind is a request to a love for a second chance which with its laid back, breezy melody ... as bright as the California sunshine” … “A mix between Ray LaMontagne and Paul Simon but stands as something unique.”
Mitch has performed at the Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, and Piano's in NYC; Harvard and Stone, Cinema Bar, Bank of Venice, Canter's in LA; The Bling Pig, Woodruff's, The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI.
He lives in Los Angeles.