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An interesting thing happens when a tight 6-piece band of respectively talented musicians ditches gimmicks and masks; honest, unpretentious, full-bodied music is born. The Jason Adamo Band started with the man himself, a truly soulful singer with inspired lyrics and raspy falsetto. Although a native of Raleigh, NC, Adamo is also recognized as a staple in the New York City underground music scene and is featured in writer Heather Jacks’ upcoming book and multimedia project on busking, The Noise Beneath The Apple. Jacks shines light on Adamo’s Joe Cocker-like “bold grit and heart,” and ability to take a captive audience from “engaged silence” to a “floor stomping, rollicking, good time.”
With the addition of John Briggs (bass), Doug Casteen (lead guitar), Shedrick Williams (drums), Fabio Consani (harmonica, acoustic guitar), and David Littlejohn (keyboard), who all bring years of unique experiences and influences, The Jason Adamo Band (JAB) creates a brotherly vibe and puts a new spin on Adamo’s classic soul.
The JAB now prepares to independently release their new EP Bricks & Mortar on June 5, 2012, following their 2010 full-length Transistor. Recorded at K House Recording Studio in Raleigh, NC, the EP was engineered by K House owner Mark McKee and Derek Olds, and produced by the band’s own John Briggs, who also produced Transistor..