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Stephen Bowers / Blog

New Record Review

We received a great review from Galleywinter.com on the new record "Live Oaks and Lights"-Dan Adams Band. http://galleywinter.com/ Dan Adams first came on my radar a couple years ago via Adam Hood. Adams was a fellow southeastern expat frustratingly plying his songwriting trade in Nashville. Through meeting several folks involved in the scene down here, the Georgia native soon realized his music fit more in the Americana/Texas mold than that of the trucks and tailgates Music Row rage. A few acoustic touring runs, some successful networking and a full stakes-pulling move of he and his family to Austin has provided the background for a wholly satisfying new album entitled Live Oaks and Lights. Adams began piecing this record together prior to his Texas move, but the pieces came together once he was within Lone Star borders. Much like his kindred spirit Hood, Adams’ version of country music is permeated by soul, blues and groove. While not as gifted a vocalist as Hood, Adams proves himself equally adept at delivering self-penned emotions that connect with his audience. Live Oaks and Lights is a formidable collection of songs and features a robust group of co-writers. Ben Danaher shares credit on “Straight Whiskey and Bent Strings”, a honky-tonk musical journey in song form. Brian Burke joins Hood and Adams to deliver “I Won’t Do The Right One Wrong”, a simmering love proclamation that is actually reminiscent of some of the stuff on John Mayer’s Born and Raised record. And Blake Myers of Rosehill shows up as a co-writer on “A Little More Yesterday”. ”Bring Enough Gun” showcases Adams’ rock side and has echoes of the great Warren Haynes both in sound and style. All of those tracks are good, but perhaps the standout track of the bunch features the newly minted Mrs. Jason Eady, Courtney Patton on a duet called ” This Is How It Ends”. The track was recorded in a tiny office behind the bar at Luckenbach after a Sunday afternoon guitar pull. This album proves that Adams made a wise choice by relocating down to Texas and ingratiating himself in our scene. He’s the latest in a line of strongly talented carpetbagging artists that actually represent the modern sound of Texas better than many natives. Live Oaks and Lights is a solid effort that should put the name of Dan Adams on more fans minds and more venue marquees…and ultimately it’s definitely worth your time

NEW DAN ADAMS BAND!!

The new Dan Adams Band record, "Live Oaks & Lights" comes out on 3/25! You'll be able to download it then from iTunes, or if you'd prefer a physical CD - you can order one through the fine folks at LoneStarMusic.com. As a matter of fact, you can pre-order CD copies here and they'll ship out on the 25th:

http://www.lonestarmusic.com/index.php?file=mer-musicmerch&iArtistId=2022&iAudioAlbumId=7645&Letter=ALL

BigStar 97 out of Arlington TX has added us!

Big Star 97 out of Arlington TX has added us to their playlist. They've posted ten songs from our album on their website that you can request. We want to give them a Huge shout out for going above and beyond for new, original, and regional music!

Added to KSNY 101.5FM!

KSNY 101.5FM in Snyder, TX was the first station to add us! We want to give them a Huge thanks! It takes an Awesome Program Director and a station that loves new music to gety things going! Thanks for adding "How my Other Half Lives" KSNY!

Awesome show!

We had a phenominal show at the Exit/In last night with Roger Creager. He delivered an awesome performance which I'm told is standard for him. We sold lots of CD's which is always a good sign.

FEELS LIKE HOME!

The New record "Feels Like Home", 15 tracks long is now on iTunes. Please give the songs a listen and if you like what you hear, pick up a copy! Links are attached to the songs now. Thanks!

New Record!!

The New Dan Adams Band record "Feels Like Home" hits stores and all the various internet sites on Feb.28th....That's this Tuesday Ya'll!!!!!!! Make sure to get a copy!

Ray Smart Sessions Feb.18-19

Two great sessions with Alternative Rocker Ray Smart this weekend! All Analog, All the Way! His album will be fantastic. Recorded at Welcome to 1979 By Chris Mara, with Billy Livsey on B3, Harmonium, and piano. Dan Adams on acoustic and electric guitars. Brad Pemberton on all things Drum. Me on Bass only.