Daniel Mills, under the moniker Son of Brad, plays many a coffee shop around the Inland Northwest, often cranking out heartfelt acoustic covers. But this time, it’s all about his work. This weekend, Mills releases a new album full of his original songs at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, where Mills is from. He won’t be alone on stage; the talented Son of Brad Quartet will fill in the spaces. The music on Evergreen is mellow and laid-back, and pumped full of choice electric guitar licks (check out the band’s “UFO’s” music video to get a taste). There’s a Christian element to the lyrics, but the album is mostly about relationships and love, and even moving to Portland.
— Laura Johnson