Listen for Lorain native Jaclyn Bradleys shout-out to Danny Bonaduce tonight, when she plays songs from her new CD, Lost Angeles, at Jacs. Part of the album chronicles the singer-songwriters two-year stint as a personal assistant to the Partridge Family star. Other sections deal with her frequent appearances on his reality TV show, Breaking Bonaduce. At first, it was intimidating, says Bradley. I never thought I was that mindful of everything I do when I have cameras following me. But I had nothing to hide. I said, Lets do it.
Bradleys can-do attitude is nothing new. After graduating with a classical-music degree from Indiana University in 2001, she moved to New York City -- 10 days before 9/11. The attacks, she says, inspired a huge batch of songs. It was the first time in my life that I didnt feel like I was in control, says Bradley. In the midst of this war zone, my guitar and I found a happy medium.
In 2003, Bradley relocated to L.A., where she juggled hostess and singing gigs. Her résumé eventually ended up in Bonaduces hands. L.A. is where I grew up and became a woman, says Bradley. I also learned that you never know whats around the corner in L.A. Every day is an adventure there, and the CD is my musical diary.
Sat., Sept. 22, 9 p.m., 2007