IN PURSUIT OF THE GROOVE"
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!
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.
Named "Band Leader of the Year" by The West Coast Blues Hall of Fame ...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, Street Vibrations, 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… The Caspar Inn, Mendocino coast... The Crystal Bay Club, Lake Tahoe... 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.
~Frank Giovonni, 2009 Delta Blues Festival...Antioch, 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 completed his first compilation CD project. Working with famed mastering engineer Paul Stubblebine…credits include: Taj Mahal, Tower of Power, Tommy Castro, Roy Rogers, Norton Buffalo.