Sons of Alice is comprised of Adam Powell and Alex Burley.
They are half-brothers joined by their love of music.
About Adam ~
I was born on November 3, 1965 in Villa Rica, GA a poor white child.
As a kid, my family moved frequently. I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but I did live in some
pretty cool places- upstate New York on Lake Champlain, Biloxi, Mississippi and
Kauai, Hawaii. This gave me vast experience with other cultures and music.
My musical journey began with my mother who played piano and had a large collection of records
which I frequented as much as possible. I first developed an interest in playing the guitar
because my dad who played guitar and banjo. I thought it was cool. He showed me how
to strum guitar along with him to bluegrass and country music. I soon developed my finger picking
style listening to and learning to play James Taylor songs from the "Sweet Baby James" album.
I personally believe that J.T. is one of the best songwriter/acoustic players who has ever lived and is my
greatest influence. Many have commented that my style is a mixture of the Eagles, James Taylor, and Jimmy Buffett.
Entering the teenage years…Rock was in. Country and folk rock was out...out of my life for a
little while. I learned to play the drums as a young teenager and drove my mother crazy.
Maybe that’s why she snapped? Jk!
I later traded my Maplewood, ten piece set of Slingerland’s for a beautiful Gibson Les Paul Custom
electric guitar and began learning what is now considered “classic rock”. I guess I wanted more attention
and needed to be out front with a guitar and microphone...and the rest is history in the making...lol
I was born in Warner Robbins, Ga in 1971 to a musical family.
A military brat, I've lived in New York, Mississippi, Florida, Hawaii, but most of my adult life in Georgia.
I felt ungrounded having moved every year of my life, so I sought refuge in music.
My mentor and brother,Adam brought me into this magical world of semi-insane characters AKA musicians.
Years of ups and downs musically trying to work with bands/duos, I found myself performing solo at a restaurant in Vinings, Ga.
After three years of performing and staring at a Kawaii logo, my life started- I met my wife.
During these years I composed piano musical works and released the cd in 1997 called "Watching You ~ Watching Me".
After the Storm is a second release of the music, but digitally mixed and remastered. (ALSO AVAILABLE ON CD BABY- HINT, HINT)
I now have a beautiful daughter, wife, and great friends.
I am excited to be a part of Sons of Alice with my older brother- Adam.
I also own a recording studio in West Ga and try to help other artists realize their dreams.
Dance like no one's looking...
Love like it's never gonna hurt...
Sing like there's no tomorrow...