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The Adams Brothers
Done it all....Recorded,Toured, drank, crashed, revived, slept, wrote, recorded....
It’s Roots, Country soul, Folk Rock.....Vocal purity with a heart on your sleeve urgency.
Enjoy Steve’s genuine originals with the sparkling ethereal sound of Pete’s Pedal Steel Guitar. One of The Berkshires best Singer/Songwriter duo’s!
Still interested? Jeez! Well, read more!
Pete and Steve really ARE brothers.....Hailing from The Berkshires in Western Mass.
Their sound can be traced back to the late 60’s when music was at the boiling point and Country and Rock could no longer keep their nifty little boundaries. In 1969, the trains really jumped the tracks when The Byrds, with Gram Parsons in the band, recorded “Sweetheart of The Rodeo”, and solidified the merge.
Not long after that, Pete’s girlfriend bought him a Fender Lap Steel and he was soon jamming with a few likeminded friends, playing Merle and Buck and Western Swing.
Around 1974, with some more added friends Cobble Mountain Band started rehearsing at the Adams’s barn, (called, The Place) and was soon out playing all the local country gigs of which there were many. All over The Berkshires were “Roadhouses” where every Friday and Saturday, (and multi band Jamborees on Sundays), Music poured. (There was hardly any other form of entertainment at the time!)
Oh, Pete switched to Pedal Steel Guitar.
Steve, the younger of the two, who already had an affinity for playing drums, was an under-age patron of the band, going out dancing every Saturday night. The band got really good and needed a sound man when they started ranging out, all over the North-East. Steve got the job, and in a shake-up in 78 or 79 started playing drums for the band.
Cobble Mountain Band ended with Pete and Steve going off to play in different bands but later, came together again when Pete joined The Shy Americans, who Steve had already been playing with, along with Rick Tivin, Billy Voiers, and Dave Lincoln Sr. This was a great band that played an eclectic mix 50’s rock, Country Swing, Irish Fiddle tunes, original material, and what have you.
Later, Steve started writing tunes, and after awhile, noticed that he had quite a few of them!
Then noticed that people liked them, including his brother who took on helping to record some of them in his home studio, with John Zarvis who Pete and Steve had been playing with in the band “Reverb”. The tunes took on a life of their own and soon a CD was produced that music critic Seth Rogovoy picked to be one of the top releases of 2003.