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Mister Adams / Bio

Mister Adams is a songwriter, singer and bassist from Memphis, Tennessee. Adams grew up playing the piano but switched to bass guitar when the position became available in the family band made up of Adams, his brother, and his cousins. Early on, he devoted his time to learning basslines from the Red Hot Chili Pepper's album, Blood Sugar Sex Magic, as well as grunge and progressive rock from the 90's. His earliest bass teachers were his cousin, Tom Knight, and his uncle, Deron Sodaro.

Adams continued to play bass and sing in bands throughout high school in Memphis and eventually set his sights on Boulder, Colorado. Boulder offered broad musical horizons, particularly with music from outside of the U.S. As a member of The CU West African Highlife Ensemble, The CU Brasilian Ensemble, and a founding member and songwriter in the By All Means Band, Adams had the opportunity to learn the pop and traditional musics of West Africa and Brasil. This education in polyrhythm and melody profoundly impacted the direction his songwriting would take. In addition, these groups allowed him the opportunity to share the stage and work with many renowned musicians including Angelique Kidjo, Victor Wooten, Vusi Mahlasela, Mac Tontoh of Osibisa, Okyerema Asante, Toubab Krewe, and George Darko.

As the By All Means Band(BAMB) went through personnel changes and geographic uprooting, Adams found himself back at home in Memphis writing a new set of songs that didn't fully match the West African influence felt in the BAMB songs, yet they weren't fully American either. This set of songs evolved, and became a studio project which yielded the Mister Adams EP. The songwriting has continued to evolve, and Adams has now enlisted veteran Memphis musicians Jesse Dakota, Seth Hendricks and Jason Miller to bring their experience to the table, and to help bring his vision to reality. Mister Adams continues to write new music and perform in the Mid-South.

General Info

Band Members
Adam Holton, Jesse Dakota, Seth Hendricks, Jason Miller
Artist Name
Mister Adams
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / World Fusion / Other

Contact Info

Memphis, TN

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