Adam Smith

Adam Smith

 Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Adam’s music was recently described as, “a synthesis of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor of 30-years ago, with a today sound.” He is young and charming, capturing audiences with his innocent appearance, unique vocals and brilliant lyrics.

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"Around The Bend" is a brilliantly crafted record – Jamison Weddle, Multi-Platinum Award Winning Engineer

Adam Smith's "Around The Bend" is a brilliantly crafted record. It has all the cool elements of creativity and rule breaking that makes it a true work of art.

It's so nice to hear a singer songwriter capture the spirit of the song without sounding forced or over-produced, yet still retain all the professional attributes to compete in today's market.

Leap day folk concert brings obscure musical genre to life – Nicolette Gendron, The Occidental Weekly

The Occidental Weekly
The Official Newspaper of Occidental College Since 1893

Leap day folk concert brings obscure musical genre to life

By Nicolette Gendron

Published: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

On last Wednesday night, in honor of Leap Day, Highland Park's cozy studio on York called "York 5209" hosted a four band folk set consisting of Homesick Elephant, Shane Cooley, Adam Smith and Bunnies & Kitties. Perfectly in line with folk's tradition of personal, lyrical and acoustic qualities, each performance brought to life a different element of the genre.

However, it was the third act of the night, singer Adam Smith, who stole the show. Nothing about folk music is ostentatious or domineering, but Smith's skeletal presence along with his haunting voice left a lasting impression. A hat covered Smith's shaggy hair while his John Lennon-inspired glasses obscured his eyes. In the gentle glow of the Chinese lantern's red light, Smith exposed his personal demons, black magic, love and angels through song. He appeared almost as an arch angel, stoic and severe in all black but ethereal with a voice that warmed the room and indulged the audience in rapture and reflection.

The recording blew me away. – Dick Wagner, lead guitar, producer, songwriter (Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Kiss, Lou Reed)

"I recall hearing James Taylor for the first time. I sought out his album purposely after reading about his association with The Beatles, his romance with Carly Simon and his unfortunate battle with Heroin addiction. In the end It was his compelling voice and songs that held my interest. When I first heard the story of Adam Smith;(his singing for tips on the street corners of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, being discovered and taken into a small recording studio in Sedona, Arizona,) I hoped for a musical experience I could make favorable comments upon. The recording blew me away. Adam Smith had created a CD, almost completely on his own, that left me with the same transcendental feeling I had felt upon my first exposure to James Taylor. Singing in a voice snatched out of an Angel Choir, Adam Smith projected Love and Life songs at once traditionally singer/songwriter and at the same time, poetic and honestly observant of the human condition and it’s effect on a wise, young man. I felt the need to become involved with Adam, and so I did the final mixes on his self made CD. Thus began a professional relationship that is developing and growing, day by day. I believe in Adam Smith and have committed myself to seeing to it that Adam never sings on a street corner or counts nickels out of a baseball cap, again."

I can't get enough of Adam Smith – Otto D'Agnolo, Owner of Chaton Studios

"Recording is always exciting when good songs are involved and working on Adam's record was a joy.
Song after song after song, I can't get enough of Adam Smith."

"Another Way" blew me away. – Jeff Green, VP/Operations, Country Aircheck

I think Adam is a remarkable talent -- "Another Way" blew me away.

What time does Adam and Co. play on Tuesday?

Kindest regards,