Honored by The West Coast Blues Hall Of Fame as "Band Leader Of The Year"....Wingnut pays homage to the roots of the Blues, while injecting his own life experiences into a funky musical stew that captures hearts and souls everywhere!
With an average of 200 dates annually for the past decade, The Wingnut Adams Band knows how to deliver...every time, no exceptions!
Wingnut sets the bar high… there is no middle ground. Sweat and soul, every time…all the time! As a direct result of his live shows Wingnut has sold over 40, 000 CDs without industry support!
Price Range: Contact for rates
What to Expect
The Wingnut Adams Band has a proven track record. We focus on quality.....From initial contact through the completion of our shows, we aim to please!
Our customers are our best promotional tool. We are prompt, provide quality music, and are very cost effective. We take the needs of our customers very seriously...
"IN PURSUIT OF THE GROOVE"
Wingnut began his musical journey as a percussionist for well respected artists including Archie Lee Hooker and Ron Thompson.
He went out on his own in 2002 to begin work on the first of five CD projects to date. From day one fans everywhere soon realized that Wingnut had a love for a strong danceable groove, as well as a desire to interact with the fans to a very high degree.
Wingnut's goals were straight forward… #1- Keep it simple… with a groove. #2- Take it to the people. #3- Give 'em everything you’ve got. Wingnut Adams has spent decades living the music that he performs nightly...
The formula worked… averaging over 200 dates annually year after year, Wingnut Adams delivers great roots music to the people. From small smoky dives to large festivals this blues man delivers the goods…
Wingnut sets the bar high… there is no middle ground. Sweat and soul, every time…all the time! As a direct result of his live shows Wingnut has sold over 30,000 CDs without industry support!
One of Northern California’s most booked festival acts, Wingnut has left his mark on stages such as The Monterey Blues Festival, Black Oak Casino, Jackson Rancheria, Hayward/Russell City Blues Festival, Calif. State H.O.G. Rally, Hollister Rally, Stockton Blues Festival, Modesto Blues Festival, Lodi Grape Festival, Plumas Blues Festival, Stockton Waterfest, Amador County Fair, Gold Country Fair, and the Alameda County Fair just to name just a few…
Wingnut is a regular at major blues clubs including Rum Boogie Cafe, Memphis...Biscuits and Blues, San Francisco…Lou’s Pier 47, San Francisco… JJ’s Blues, San Jose… Wild Bill's Social Club, Memphis...The Caspar Inn, Mendocino coast...The Crystal Bay Club, Lake Tahoe... The New Daisy Theater, Memphis...Squaw Valley Resort, Lake Tahoe...as well as a long list of hoppin’ clubs from Bakersfield to the Oregon border!
What the people are saying...
"You guys did a fantastic job for us! We will have you back for sure!"
"We love the Wingnut Adams Band...Nobody in the business works as hard as they do during a show!"
~Mikki, Lodi Grape Festival...Lodi, Ca.
"We see artists from all over the world here... You are the first that has caused my entire staff to stop work and pay attention to a show!"
~GM. Rum Boogie Cafe, Beale Street, Memphis
“ Wingnut Adams absolutely ripped the roof off of Constable Jack’s Club during our December show! “
~Thom Meyers, Host of Blues Spectrum, KVMR-FM
“ I had the pleasure of seeing Wingnut Adams in Reno recently. He hit the stage early and kicked off the most outraegous set of music that I have ever heard… Three and a half hours later he had completed his first set! You must catch this act!”
~Roger Slugg, Host… KUNR-FM
"You are awesome! The people love your show...I will use you on every show that I can!
~Ronnie Stewart, Bay Area Blues Society
“I reviewed your CD project recently… Your music has much potential! Keep your style simple. When you play that way it is very powerful…”
~Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records
“Slinky grooves, mixing R&B, Rock, and Blues into a thick stew of boogie with dumplings of solos that could keep me going for a week!”
~David Cowling, AmericanaUK
Wingnut has just released his latest CD project "Welcome To Grooveland" and is booking now for 2013!
PERFORMANCE FEES: Generally fees vary, depending on the following: Travel, Lodging, duration of performance, and number of shows....
As always, Wingnut will work hard to make sure that your event fits his schedule, and your budget. It is truly about the live performance, and sharing with the people!
NOTE: *All Major Credit Cards Accepted*
Additional Booking Notes
Read the Blues Blast Magazine review of our new album!
Wingnut Adams- Welcome To Grooveland
On the inner sleeve of this CD appears the motto: “Dedicated to the pursuit of the groove”. The California-based Wingnut and crew need to look no further, they have definitely found it in spades! They are a stripped-down funk unit-drums-bass-guitar-organ and occasional harmonica. The “Wing” man handles vocals, drums and harmonica. His Memphis-tinged “blue-eyed soul” voice fits the grooves quite nicely. The liner notes aren’t very thorough, but it seems all but one of the songs are originals.
The band hangs an M.G.’s-Meters tight groove straight off on the lead-in tune “You Got It”. The vocals have just the right attitude, and Tessie Marie adds her soul-moan voice towards the end. Some John Mayall-ish harmonica is laid over the funkiness of “She Loves Me”. This is also where Chris Akin’s muscular bass rears its’ head. “A Man” is a feel good song about love. Some funky blues in store on “Groove Me”, with its’ “clipped” rhythm guitar. What would a funk band be without a song full of sexual innuendo? The dudes give us “Ride My Donkey”. If you can’t figure it out, you need to get out more. The organ fueled “Butterfly” is the recipient of more tough bass playing and Tessie Marie’s raspy crooning. That magic bass once again makes it self heard on “Leave The Light On”, as it propels the groove. “It’s the thought that kills” is the bit of wisdom proffered in the slide guitar driven “Wicked Ways”. “Steamroller” is actually James Taylor’s “Steamroller Blues”. One of the guitarists is squeezing out sparks on this one.
If you can’t “shake your moneymaker” to this stuff, it can’t be shook…or is that shaken? Whatever the case, there is much goodness to be found within this CD. Kudos must be given to Wingnut and Matt Erich for their seamless production values. I hope you enjoy your visit to “Grooveland” as much as I did. If you are like me, you can’t wait until the return trip. I ask you to pardon me if I used the word “groove” one too many times in this review, but hey…that’s the deal!
Reviewer Greg “Bluesdog” Szalony hails from the New Jersey Delta
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