Adam Web = optimistic acousitfunk. Though living in Philadelphia, PA, his career began about 10,000 miles across the world in Australia. It was here, while studying abroad, that Adam began writing of his inspiring travels and experiences. The music that emerged was shaped with percussive guitar grooves, soulful vocals, and spiritually conscious sentiment. Positivity and compassion are found not only in his music, but also in the culture that surrounds it, as he donates a portion of his earnings to Feeding America, a non-profit organization that feeds 37 million Americans each year. The CD Release show for his new album “Pendulum” was also a benefit concert in which he and the opening acts raised $200 for Philabundance (a local
satellite of Feeding America). He is also a member of “Musicians on Call”, a WXPN program where musicians donate their time and talents for patients at local hospitals. With his rootsy approach he has drawn comparisons to such contemporaries as Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, and Jason Mraz, but still maintains a definitive sound of his own. This sound has made its way across the U.S with his last album “Once We Were Stars” being played on over 100 college radio stations in 2010. It also caught the ears of 2 major TV networks, as his single “Standstill” was used in an episode of MTV’s “The Real World Las Vegas (2011)” and his song “Life is My Play” was used on Oxygen’s “The Bad Girls Club (2011)”. Through multiple tours, Adam has performed in 14 states across the country including such festivals as South by Southwest (Austin, TX) and Musikfest (Bethlehem, PA). He has performed at such prominent venues as the Hard Rock Café in Nashville, TN and Milkboy Philly in Philadelphia, PA.
Adam’s career took shape “down under” while studying abroad in Melbourne, Australia. It was during this time of discovery that he began writing about love, peace, and a search for heightened awareness. Drawing inspiration from both uplifting literature and an eclectic mix of musical influences, Web began creating a sound all his own. After receiving an overwhelmingly positive response at many college and pub performances, he returned to the States knowing that music would be his purpose and career. Upon returning to Philadelphia, he began crafting his live show which is now known for its emotional lift and his own brand of “rapping melodically”. With his laid back demeanor and a peaceful sense of humor, he alleviates any tension in the room and breaks the barrier between performer and listener.
Web’s second and current studio album “Pendulum” is a balancing act of extremes to find the middle. The highest peak of the album is “I’m on Top of It” which boasts an upbeat lyrical flow and a driving funk rift. The more mild and somber sentiment in the album is found in the honestly written “Swollen and Bruised”. He strikes a middle ground by incorporating some swinging pop tunes in “You Are Everything”, a catchy Jackson 5’ish throwback, and “Every Time You”, an acoustic groove with a punchy lift. Tying the whole album together is his undercurrent of positivity and hope, “you’ve been blinded by the dark, so step out of that cave and take off those shades, you are the light you now see.” Lyrically he locates a median between the human experience and the ethereal plane as he expresses, “The lyrics touch on our everyday personal emotions while keeping a pulse on the bigger picture...the broader perspective of who and what we are and of what we’re all capable of becoming.”
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