Adrian Dickey
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Adrian Dickey

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Adrian Dickey 'Soul Man'"

"Each track is infused with the spirit of Stax...there are irresistible dance-floor pulse, slow-burn ballads, and swaying gospel glee." - Tom Speed, The Local Voice - The Local Voice

"Adrian Dickey releases new LP ‘Bless the Soul’"

The singer-songwriter from Tupelo, Mississippi known as Adrian Dickey has released his long-awaited debut LP record, titled, “Bless the Soul.” It has been independently released by Dickey with the help of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, which closed in June having exceeded its stated goal by more than 45%, its average backer donating a whopping $55 USD to help place “Bless the Soul” on music shelves everywhere. The record is comprised of 10 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 40 minutes.

One of a very, very few composers and performers of modern soul music, Adrian Dickey cites as main artistic influences artists like Alabama Shakes, Amy Winehouse, Amos Lee, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and the Temptations. Intuitively, his music has all the groove, tone, and other attributes of a ’60s-era soul record, right down to album art that exactly recalls record sleeves of the genre and era.

“It’s a good dose of some Alabama Shakes meets Amy Winehouse, and a little St. Paul and the Broken Bones,” Dickey’s representative writes. “Creating a modern day soul record with echos from the Motown / Stax eras, Adrian has successfully brought back that feel-good sound that will truly bless your soul.”

Dickey himself writes of his early musical career, “I started out on my dad’s 1967 Fender Jazz Bass guitar touring as the bassist for singer-songwriter Sanders Bohlke, then branched off and began writing my own music.”

Since that time, he has toured with such popular artists as The Fray, Mat Kearney, and Jason Mraz. His band, Avenue Hearts, garnered him two awards, one out of Nashville for his single track, “Hold On,” and an honorable mention from the World Billboard Song Contest for “Strangers.” He has stated that writing and performing “Bless the Soul” has helped shape his own definitive feel and style.

“Adrian Dickey has always surprised people with a beautiful voice and strong songwriting,” his official bio reads. “But in a don’t-call-it-a-comeback-style run for this Tupelo native, we’re getting a lot more than that. We’re getting layered compositions, dips into new genres, and a generally more mature and more complex sound. And then there’s back-up harmonies with the hill country’s best gospel groups. His turn back onto the stage has been gentle and homegrown. This natural, simple progression has led him to a new album and new paths that seem understatedly sunny.”

“Bless the Soul” by Adrian Dickey is available online worldwide beginning 9 November 2013.

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes - Sean McCauley


Bless The Soul - LP - 2013



Born and raised in Tupelo, MS, Adrian started playing music at an early age on the bass guitar. In college Adrian was the bassist for singer/songwriter Sanders Bohlke and had the opportuniy to tour with Sanders and support acts The Fray, Mat Kearney, and Jason Mraz. Adrian also had the opportunity to play bass with Alex Dezen of The Damnwells. From then on Adrian picked up the guitar and began writing his own music. Starting a band called Avenue Hearts, Adrian won two awards, one out of Nashville, TN for his song "Hold On" and the second an honorable mention in the World Billboard Song Contest with his song "Strangers".  Adrian is now working hard on his anticipated sophomore release One More Good Night. Recorded at RNN Studios in Oxford, MS, One More Good Night is his new album going back to his roots in his Mississippi singer-songwriter/folk/country sound.