Mike Adams
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Mike Adams

Kearney, Nebraska, United States

Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Mike's Recent Performances ..."

Comments about PILGRIM Classic Country
• Awesome family friendly, good way to expose my kids to live music!
• Great- good to get something west of Missouri River
• Great music- wonderful musician. Thank you for making it accessible to the whole community
• Best program on country live been to in the last 5-10 years! On a par with The Sandburg Project
• The music was the finest and I was glad to hear the classics of Country
• This was absolutely the best evening! Thanks for the best concert!
• I thoroughly enjoyed the concert. I was raised up on listening to many of the old classic country songs. Let’s have more of this entertainment, please!
• A#1 talent very enjoyable
• Great site for a concert. Wonderful music…great song choices. THANKS! This would make a good Public Television Concert Event if they had a camera here…
• Wonderful- Outstanding entertainment

Mike's Venues
Art in the Park, Kearney, NE
Barista’s Wine-tasting Event, Kearney, NE
Bieroc Café, McCook, NE
Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival, McCook, NE
Canon Rose Acoustic Society Event, Canon City, CO
Cottonwood Festival, Hastings, NE
Friend Historical Society, Friend NE
Kearney Arts Council Summer Concerts, Kearney,
L'Eglise Art Gallery, Aurora, NE
Wine and Jazz Festival, Kearney, NE
McCook Summer Concerts, McCook, NE
Mac’s Creek Vineyards, Lexington, NE
Merryman Performing Arts Center, Kearney NE
Meyer Vineyards, Superior, NE
Millennium Winery, Lexington, NE
Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE
Pilgrim Classic Country, Trails & Rails, Kearney NE
Red Cloud Opera House, Red Cloud, NE
Rehmsworld House Concerts, Loomis, NE
Schoolhouse Museum Benefit Concert, Westcliffe, CO
Stuhr Museum, Grand Island, NE
Theatre of the American West, Republican City, NE - Kearney Hub


Sandburg Project (2007): Collection of American folk songs, including "John Henry" and "St. James Infirmary."
Sky Above (2006): Collection of best of originals.
Count on Us (2004): Collaboration with singer/songwriter Warren Wilken.
Mike and Fred Show (2002): Collaboration with cousin Fred Wolkin and Colorado musicians.



Mike Adams is a "Tribal Troubadour," living his life true to his music; his songs reflect experiences that speak to all of us. All Adams's performances are unique, in the tradition of American roots music--telling musical tales that bring us back to the common life. Each original or cover, recalls the troubadours of both yesterday and today, true to the tradition: country classics like Hank Williams, Ray Price, Johnny Cash; blues' great Robert Johnson; folk music of Woody Guthrie; pop classic Frank Sinatra; and Bob Dylan, Steve Earle & Bruce Springsteen.

PILGRIM Classic Country, Mike's recent project, gives country greats back to the people. Also his Sandburg Project celebrates traditional American folk songs that Carl Sandburg collected in "The American Songbag," songs depicting the Great Plains and American heartland. Mike arranged and coordinated the music for this program airing April 2009--CARL SANDBURG: Prayers for the People. His current Nebraska Humanities Council program on WOODY GUTHRIE renews American folk music, especially the element of protest. All these projects are funded by Nebraska Humanities and Arts Councils and celebrate AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC.

His recent CD "Sky Above," a collection of originals, features his smooth vocals with innovative instrumentation and spans folk, country, blues and jazz styles. A must hear! Check video samples for Songwriters Showcase at www.faceatmydoormusic.com.