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Peter Bradley Adams

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Peter Bradley Adams began his musical journey in Birmingham, Alabama, at age five, when he discovered the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper: album in his father’s record collection. After wearing the record out on his aqua green playschool record player, Peter went on to create his own house music, setting up plastic trash cans and using pencils as drumsticks. Eventually his grandfather purchased real drum sticks to replace the pencils and a true musician was born. The grandfather had been a jazz clarinetist in big bands during the time of Benny Goodman and Pete Fountain. Peter remembers lying under his grandfather’s piano listening to him play.
Peter went on to earn a B.A. and Master's Degree in composition and eventually wound up in Los Angeles, where he worked as a freelance film and TV composer. In 2000, he co-founded the duo Eastmountainsouth, and in 2002 they were signed by Robbie Robertson (of The Band) to DreamWorks Records. Now based in Nashville, he has since released four solo albums. When asked about the progression from his first release, "Gather Up," to the current "Between Us," he says, "I think I've been progressively finding my voice, both as a songwriter and a singer; and although I feel like I'm finally starting to hit my stride, there's still this continual dissatisfaction ... still a feeling that I haven't found it yet."
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  • General Admission: $15, Reserved: $22

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Off Campus Location - The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

January 2014


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