His first foray into learning an instrument himself came when he started to play
the guitar at the age of eight when his grandfather Robert Adams put his old Martin D-28 in his grandsonâ€™s hands saying, â€śLearn G,C and D. Youâ€™re playing in church this weekend.â€ť At the age of seventeen, Brandon began to showcase his talents after winning a local talent contest which catapulted a milestone allowing him to perform at the Ryman Auditorium. Won or placed in guitar competitions from W. Va to Ky from 16 to 18. He participated in several songwriter rounds in Lexington Ky and part if the first Songwriter Showcase for IBMA in Nashville Tn
Brandonâ€™s musical ambition began to grow, he got to meet and share the stage with such heroes as Tony, Rice, JD Crowe, Kitty Wells, Scott Vestal, Randy Kohrs, Don Rigsby, Art Stamper, Ernie Thacker, Dave Evans and many more. Brandon has recorded with for, Tony Rice, Scott Vestal, Jesse Cobb, Randy Kohrs, and Luke Bulla. Brandon was on the IBMA award winning album â€śCelebration of Lifeâ€ť for Skaggs Family Records. He has performed at such venues as The Ryman Auditorium, Musicians against childhood cancer festival, Ohio Mountain Arts Center, University of Tennessee, Washington State Sacageweah bluegrass festival, Washington State Casmier blugrass festival, Minnesota Creek House, House Concert series St Paul ,NYC Hotel Pennsylvania concert series to name a few. He has toured the USA, Canada and Ireland. Brandon not only likes to perform and write songs. He also has written articles for "Bluegrass Today" and " Prescription Bluegrass" Brandon has his new album. â€śHardest Kind of Memoriesâ€ť is coming out if February 2014. It was voted number one in Alt Country on Ourstage by fan vote. Brandon is the first acoustic and Bluegrass Artists to get his music played on Radio in South Africa.
Here are what industry people are saying about Brandon:
Tony Rice. "When I listened to the song we recorded..... it was one of the few times that I missed my voice"
Dan Miller Editor, Publisher of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine wrote in the March/April issue, â€śBrandon is a triple threat.â€ť
Ronny Cox, Actor, Director, Singer and Songwriter said; â€śSongwriting from the heart and masterful playing.â€ťPamala Hodges Rice "Top of the list for singer/songwriters and Brandon Lee Adams is a helluva guitar player too."
Glenn Elvig, Artist, Songwriter, and Musician said, â€śWhen I first heard Brandon Adamâ€™s music, it knocked me out! Clean, solid and honest! As a musician, I am in awe of Brandonâ€™s talent. As a show promoter, I look forward to getting Brandon up to Minnesota to do a show! Top shelf music, staying power and timeless sound.
Peter Stone Brown, "Brandon Adams is the real deal when it comes to bluegrass and true country music. A clear heartfelt singer with strong original songs, and an excellent guitarist."
Gracie Muldoon WWB DJ. "BRANDON ADAMS IS A HUGE TALENT - HE DOES IT ALL!"
My Guitars & Gear
I play a 93 Martin D-28H A custom built Cotten