Big Jim Adam -- winner of the
2012 Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition
Review by Brian Turk from listenupdenver.com
The Blues and Brews line-up may not be as Blues focused as some veteran festival goers would like, but for every groan there are 100 cheers for what Blues and Brews has evolved into. The festival definitely proved it still has beer as a main focus, and the Acoustic Blues Competition that was also kept in the forefront. After Osborne, contest winner Jim Adams put the stank on it, and gave us some of the best and most authentic blues I have heard in a while. Mr. Dumm was blown away as well: ”This man definitely deserved winning the Acoustic Blues competition — We arrived to the strains of the standard “Come On In My Kitchen,” which would have made Robert Johnson proud. While the lineup for the fest was indeed amazing this year, there was a surprising lack of true traditional blues — and Jim Adams certainly did his part to remedy this fact. With a powerhouse voice in the vein of Albert King or Warren Haynes, and a strong percussive acoustic guitar sound, this guy deserves an invite back to the festival, this time with his full band.”
John Stilwagen was named "Best Keyboardist" in the 2012 Indy Awards
Adam & Stilwagen, 2011
**International Blues Challenge Finalists Memphis**
The new CD "Tippy's Barn" is now available either at one of our shows or at the Store on this website! We know you're going to love it!
Here's a couple of tunes from the "Tippy's Barn" CD
Adam & Stilwagen feel very privileged to have made it to the finals during the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis-- Solo/Duo Category. Thank you Colorado Blues Society for selecting us to represent you!
Thanks Pikes Peak Library District
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