Adam Kathman

Adam Kathman

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Dynamic performer. Guitar, Vocal, Harp, Piano. Contemporary topical Singer/Songerwriter specializing in Folk/Pop American Music.

Biography

Adam Kathman, a solo artist from the Great Lakes region, crafts a mix of topical folk, traditional blues, and modern country into a sophisticated style that edifies today’s most popular genres.
A one-man band of sorts Kathman draws on influences ranging from early blues and folk to modern musicians such as Louden Wainright III and Wilco. Through his music, Kathman pays homage to a time in American history when people of all races, creeds, and genders were united. Seeking to encourage the same sense of solidarity for his listeners he addresses contemporary societal issues, politics, metaphysics and encourages social awareness. “People are terrorized by intrusions to their mind every day, whether it’s music or media or what-have-you. I feel that people have a want & desire for simple, stripped down lyrics and melody that reflect the tonality of their inner dialogue.”
One of his most popular songs “Big Blue Meanie”, a folk tribute to the nuisance of big box stores, employs an upbeat tempo and clever lyrics that grabs the attention of his listeners.
Kathman's undeniable singing style and unique guitar picking and harmonica blowing make his preformances dynamic and unforgettable.
Having just finished an open mic tour that has taken him from New York City to Los Angeles, Kathman now lives in Portland, OR.

Lyrics

Big Blue Meannie

Written By: Adam Kathman

It's the big blue meannie ruining the scenery,
It's the big blue meannie ruining the scenery,
It used to be my backyard,
It used to be my favorite park,
Now it's just a Wal-Mart,
The big blue meannie ruining the scenery.

Hallelujah, God's answered our prayers,
Hallelujah, Wal-Mart's here,
Well it used to be my back yard,
It used to be my favorite park,
Now it's just a Wal-Mart,
Hallelujah, God's answer to our prayers.

Well I was driving down through Tionestta en route to Titioute,
And on the road side church i read these words:
"Hallelujah! God's answered our prayers,
Hallelujah! Wal-Mart's here."

Well it used to be my back yard,
It used to be my favorite park,
Now it's just a Wal-Mart,
Hallelujah, God's answered our prayers,
Hallelujah, Wal-Mart's here,
It's the big blue meannie ruining the scenery.

In the Morning

Written By: Adam Kathman

In the morning,
People put their glasses on,
In the morning,
People hum that same old song,
In the morning,
And without any warning their dreams are gone,
To the Morning.

And when they wake-up,
People reach for the coffee cup,
When they wake-up,
People try to beat the clock,
When they wake-up,
And they never pass a thought of how their dreams got lost,
When they wake-up,
In the Morning.

But in the evening,
People leave their thinking to the TV,
People lead their lives vicariously,
And when they go to sleep they've forgottten how to dream their own dreams,
In the evening,
Just like when they wake up,
In the morning.

Moments of Insecurity

Written By: Adam Kathman

verse:
I remember moments of insecurity,
With each person that I used to see,
Not knowing that it must be,
Something involving me.

I remember moments that i regret,
In each face that I've ever met,
Not knowing that it must be,
Something involving me.

chorus:
I remember passing moments of love,
With each hand that i've ever hugged,
Now each hole that I've ever dug,
Is filling in on top of me.

verse:
I remember moments that i despise,
Like rolling backwards from your eyes,
Heading towards the green road sign,
Not watching you wave good-bye.

chorus:
I remember passing moments of love,
With each hand that I've ever hugged,
Now each hole that I've ever dug,
Is filling in...
On top of me.

Discography

Home made EP features the songs "Big Blue Meannie", "I'm Guilty", "In the Morning", "Pills/Out of Tune Piano" and "Moments of Insecurity". This EP can be heard @ www.myspace.com/adamkathman.

Set List

Set List Includes the Following Original Songs:
Big Blue Meannie
None of This is Happenning to Me
In the Morning
Me and Mister Bandini
Do You Still Sing in the Morning?
Moments of Insecurity
(I Wish You Could Understand) The End of Times Is at Hand
I'm Guilty
Asphalt Ocean
Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up to Me
I'll Never be Alone
Something to Live With, along with various others and the following covers:
"Homeward Bound" and "Fellin' Groovy" by Simon+Garfunkle
"Just Like a Women", "Like a Rolling Stone" and "Sign on the Window" by Bob Dylan
"Lonesome Me" the Neil Young version
"White Wine" by Louden Wainwright III
"Vibrate" by Rufus Wainwright
"You Don't Know how it Feels" by Tom Petty
"Slip-Slindin' Away" by Paul Simon