Performing Arts: Composer, Music, Vocal; term
Jody Adams is a singer/songwriter journeyman-instrumentalist who grewup as a child, surrounded by music. He’s often heard commenting that he had no idea the roots of his musical-raisin’ would still be in such demand today. That is truly a blessing to share and he’s grateful for every supporter and person who has encouraged him and those he’s met along the way. He’s also confessed, “Secondarily to Almighy God and my family….I can’t really ‘not’ do this music thing….it’s what drives me on a daily basis.”
EXTENDED PRESS BIO: Adams is a multi-instrumentalist & repeat winner of songwriting contests throughout America. Adams has toured and worked with several acoustic and Americana groups within the last two decades. Most notably he has shared the stage with Alabama, Wade Hayes, The Osborne Brothers, Mac Wiseman, Dennis Agajanian, Chubby Wise, Doyle Lawson, Lee Greewood, James Monroe, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Carl Story, and Ricky Skaggs. He has released seven acoustic/folk CDs.
DOWN-HOME HISTORY: Growing up in an acoustic-string environment, Adams’ influences range from Flatt and Scruggs to Bob Wills, New Christy Minstrels, to Merle Haggard and the Stanley Brothers, as well as, Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry performances on the radio and television, where he was actually able to perform one day. His compositions highlight various tones of these influences based on the various sub-genres he’s performing within at any given time. WIN/WIN: Audiences often will comment that his songs remind them of something in their life they had almost forgot about or hadn’t thought of in a long time – like his original tunes capture a picture in time that all can relate to.
TALE OF THE TWANG: *Professionally proficient on six instruments *Repeated Song Contest Winner *Fiddle/Mandolin Multiple Contest Winner *SPBGMA Mandolin winner *XIT-Dalhart, TX Fiddle Champion *Professional stringed-instrument teacher/coach/mentor/motivational speaker
ADAMS RAP SHEET: Jody’s compositions appear on: XM Radio’s Bluegrass Junction, Track 14 MTV’s Real World Access Hollywood CMT: Johnny Cash, Raw and Uncut Regal Cinema Theatre/Widescreen Radio Fox Sports Network A & E’s Biography: Brooks and Dunn ESPN Radio & Television Networks Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America” Radio Show NBC’s Friday Night Lights WB’s Gilmore Girls The Learning Channel Phoenix Audio Books Golden Path Enteraintment & Film Productions Protozone Interactive Media – NY Gallery of Art ABC Family Channel Bernard Matthews Food/Farm,Promotional DVD-(United Kingdom) Patriots by the Lake (Military Tribute Park and Retirement Corp)
PARTIAL CLIENTELE & PERFORMANCE ROSTER: Outback Steakhouse, Broadmoor Hotel, Professional Bull Riders Assn, Good Sam’s Club, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, US Tobacco, The Nashville Network, Mick Glossup(Van Morrison producer) US Dept of Justice, MCI Telecommunications Corp, US Veterans Administration, KCS 102FM Radio, Walton Media AT&T National/Int’l Communications Thousand Trails Recreational Srvs, European Country Music Ass,n Sun Financial Services, Lockheed Martin, USAF Thunderbirds, UpjohnPharmaceuticals, General Growth Properties, Country Music Television, Purina Farms, Oklahoma State Fair Committee, US Space Symposium, Busch Beverages Inc, Buckskin Joe’s Theme Park, Salem Radio Networks, City of Colorado Spring,s Warner Brothers Recording Corp, Bullying Hurt,s Qwest Communications, Fort Carson Army Post, The White House, Washington DC Grand Ole Opry Pioneer Museum, Pepsico Beverage Corp, Senator Ray Powers Martin/Marietta, US Air Force, Sheraton Hotels, Ghost Towns of America, Clinique Comestics, Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Assn, United States Military Academy, RockLedge Ranch Historic Site, Oklahoma State Fair Board, Int’l Bluegrass Music Association, Colorado State Legislature, KOA Campgrounds of America.
Suffice to say….if your event calls for a high standard of professionalism, with second-to-none-music performances and customer-centered satisfaction expectations, Jody’s been there and can support a variety of functions and requirements of this nature. Did we mention he just loves to fiddle ???