Jody Adams

Jody Adams

BandFolkAcoustic

A multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter who is as pure in acoustic/string-delivery as the wind driven snow. Educated on the road, entrusted with his God-given talents, Adams has and will continue to set the woods on fire with his fiddle, banjo and mandolin.

Biography

Adams is a singer/songwriter journeyman-instrumentalist who grewup as a child, surrounded by music. He's often heard commenting that he had no idea the roots of his musical-raisin' would still be in such demand today. ThIS is truly a blessing he loves to share and he's grateful for every supporter and fan he's met along the way. He's also confessed, "Secondarily to Almighy God and my family....I can't really 'not' do this music thing....it's what drives me on a daily basis."

EXTENDED PRESS BIO: Adams is a multi-instrumentalist & repeat winner of songwriting contests throughout America. Adams has toured and worked with several acoustic and Americana groups within the last two decades. Most notably he has shared the stage with Alabama, Wade Hayes, The Osborne Brothers, Mac Wiseman, Dennis Agajanian, Chubby Wise, Doyle Lawson, Lee Greewood, James Monroe, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Carl Story, and Ricky Skaggs. He has released eight acoustic/folk CDs.

DOWN-HOME HISTORY: Growing up in an acoustic-string environment, Adams' influences range from Flatt and Scruggs to Bob Wills, New Christy Minstrels, to Merle Haggard and the Stanley Brothers, as well as, Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry performances on the radio and television; where he has performed. His compositions highlight various tones of these varied-influences based on the many sub-genres he's performing within at any given time. We like to call him "America's TwangloSaxon"(tm).

WIN/WIN: Audiences often will comment that his songs remind them of something in their life they had almost forgot about or hadn't thought of in a long time.
"It's like his tunes capture a picture in time that all can relate to."(Phyllis Stark/Black Rose Acoustic Society-Journalist)

TALE OF THE TWANG:
*Professionally proficient on six instruments
*Repeated Song Contest Winner
*Fiddle/Mandolin Multiple Contest Winner
*SPBGMA Mandolin winner
*XIT-Dalhart, TX Fiddle Champion
*Professional stringed-instrument teacher/coach/mentor/motivational speaker

ADAMS RAP SHEET:
#3 Song - "Red Dirt on My Shoes" - Sirius/XM Radio
#4 Song - Somebody Keeps Playin' My Fiddle - Prime Cuts
#2 Song - Oklahoma Daydreams - Bluegrass Now
#12 - Airplay Direct - "Best New Folk Album" chart

COMPOSITIONS FEATURED ON:
MTV's Real World
Access Hollywood
CMT: Johnny Cash, Raw and Uncut
Regal Cinema Theatre/Widescreen Radio
Fox Sports Network
A & E's Biography: Brooks and Dunn
ESPN Radio & Television Networks
Bill Bennett's "Morning in America" Radio Network
NBC's Friday Night Lights
WB's Gilmore Girls
The Learning Channel
Phoenix Audio Books
Golden Path Enteraintment & Film Productions
Protozone Interactive Media - NY Gallery of Art
ABC Family Channel
Bernard Matthews Food/Farm,Promotional DVD-(United Kingdom)
Patriots by the Lake (Military Tribute Park and Retirement Corp)

PARTIAL CLIENTELE & PERFORMANCE ROSTER:
Outback Steakhouse
Broadmoor Hotel
Professional Bull Riders Assn
Good Sam's Club
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
US Tobacco
The Nashville Network
Mick Glossup(Van Morrison producer)
US Dept of Justice
MCI Telecommunications Corp
US Veterans Administration
KCS 102FM Radio, Walton Media
AT&T National/Int'l Communications
Thousand Trails Recreational Srvs
European Country Music Assn
Sun Financial Services
Lockheed Martin
USAF Thunderbirds
UpjohnPharmaceuticals
General Growth Properties
Country Music Television
Purina Farms
Oklahoma State Fair Committee
US Space Symposium
Busch Beverages Inc
Buckskin Joe's Theme Park
Salem Radio Networks
City of Colorado Springs
Warner Brothers Recording Corp
Bullying Hurts
Qwest Communications
Fort Carson Army Post
The White House, Washington DC
Grand Ole Opry
Pioneer Museum
Pepsico Beverage Corp
Senator Ray Powers
Martin/Marietta
US Air Force
Sheraton Hotels
Ghost Towns of America
Clinique Comestics
Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Assn
United States Military Academy
RockLedge Ranch Historic Site
Oklahoma State Fair Board
Int'l Bluegrass Music Association
Colorado State Legislature
KOA Campgrounds of America

Suffice to say....if your event calls for a high standard of professionalism, with second-to-none-music performances and customer-centered satisfaction expectations, Jody's been there and can support a variety of functions and requirements of this nature.

Discography

Crib Jam - 11 instrumentals and 3 vocals
Songs of a Shoemaker's Son - 9 vocals and 3 instrumentals
Red Dirt Serenade - 11 instrumentals and 2 vocals
Gitano Road - 12 acoustic lullabys, mandolin/violin feature
Tones of Yore - 12 instrumentals
440/Songs of Comort - 8 instrumentals and 4 vocals, gospel
Voices of Home - 15 vocals and 1 instrumental - highlighting the importance of family, faith, redemption and the importance of friendship and community support

Set List

Adams performs original material and sets are typical 45 minutes to 60 minutes in length.

His workshops on banjo/fiddle/mandolin and a very popular "band mechanics class"(how to for all string players), is always requested by venue owners.