“Adam lives what he writes and writes what he lives, allowing him to deeply connect with those he plays for and alongside of.”
~ Trevor Gordon Hall
These words will certainly ring true with anyone who has experienced Adam’s thoughtful songwriting firsthand.
His music is lush and colorfully melodic. Lyrically, his work is personal, deep, thoughtful, and often evocative. His is a performance that resonates so authentically with listeners that it’s not unusual to find some of the audience in tears before Adam lifts them back up with some friendly banter or well-placed comedic relief.
Any music lover in the Philadelphia region has likely come within six degrees of Adam’s contributions to the local music scene. He’s invested countless hours in supporting area musicians via his work with non-profits, hosting open mics, writing and performing with several groups, and doing session work with local Grammy-winning producer, Joe Nicolo. He has also committed a lot of his spare time to philanthropic work for the city of Philadelphia.
While deep in this whirlwind of investing his creative energy into a multitude of projects helping others, Adam, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist himself, did not immediately notice that over time his own expression as a creative artist had been nearly extinguished. It took that realization to spur a move out of the shadows and onto a fresh path.
And so the cathartic, purposeful work began - that of nurturing his own growth as a songwriter and preparing his debut solo offering, which started in late 2022 with the release of a timeless instrumental, The Willows.
“Adam makes songs for the human spirit.”
~ Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo
Favoring the same heartfelt Folk and nostalgic Americana aesthetic that lays the foundation for the sound of his previous projects, his solo work shines on its own by adding additional space to explore moody instrumental and vocal arrangements while incorporating more deeply resonating echoes of the personal journey that has shaped his current identity as an artist.
Adam connects to his audience, touring nationally through humble events such as house concerts, to much larger venues, sharing the stage with the likes of Blondie, The Wailers, and bluegrass phenom Michael Daves. He has produced songs for various musicians, television, commercials, and recently entered the world of film by scoring a documentary for Bounce Pictures, titled Burden of Memory, that premiers at the First Glance Film Festival in Los Angeles in March of 2023.
Adam’s musical goals recently reached a new height, when he was able to start working with his wife, Catelyn, who now adds another dimension to his music with her angelic harmonies. They are recording with a seven-piece band, and are periodically releasing singles with a full album coming by the end of 2023.
Listeners don’t hear Adam’s songs - they feel them. They relate. Knowing that they, too, are a part of his story. And he, in turn… is a part of theirs.