Doug Mains and the City Folk w/ Adam Sams
Venue: M.A.D. Studios
Price: $15 door, $10 advance (http://getik.it/3743187)
More info at www.madstudiosaugusta.com
Venue: Sentient Bean
Price: $5 suggested donation
More info at www.sentientbean.com
Hope and Expectation:
a Christmas Album from
Adam Sams & Jeremy Ezell
Available for free at http://noisetrade.com/adamsams
Friends near and far,
I’m proud to announce a string of shows I’m playing with Orlando singer/songwriter Derek Martin. I met Derek during my summer tour in July, and right off the bat was blown away by his honest songwriting and humble spirit. Since then, he has released his first solo album, A Million Miles. He is currently raising support for a mission trip he’ll be embarking on to Vancouver, BC next year. Both of us are looking forward to getting out on the road together to share our songs, build new relationships, and reconnect with old friends.
If you can make it out to one of these shows, it would certainly bring me joy to see your face! Round up your dearest friends and come sing along with us at one of these uplifting evenings this autumn. All the shows will be intimate acoustic shows - most of them taking place in our friends’ living rooms and backyards! I’d love to share a conversation with you and hear what’s going on in your life.
For details about the shows, click your way over to the Tour section. Also, be sure to RSVP on Facebook!
See you very soon!
East Coasters - Keep your eyes peeled for a ‘97 Honda Accord with 3 dudes, 2 guitars, and a bunch of merch. Hope to see you out there!
Passionate Hope Vol. 2 featuring Adam’s song “This Old House”
I’ve got some news that I’m excited to share with you. My song “This Old House” is going to be featured on a free digital compilation that Indie Vision Music will be releasing this summer. They released “Passionate Hope Vol. 1” last October, and it was downloaded by over 3,000 people. I’m incredibly honored to be a part of “Passionate Hope Vol. 2” alongside many other talented artists!
Mark your calendars for July 1st. The compilation will be available for free at www.indievisionmusic.com
There is a Facebook event page set up for the compilation - join it and invite your friends and family to do the same. It’d mean the world to me!
The Song Silhouettes music video for “This Old House” is up on my YouTube page. Check that out to hear my personal story behind the song.
Thanks for all the support! Hope to see you at my upcoming shows this summer.
Tuesday was my second day in Lakeland, FL. I spent a large part of the day meeting students around campus and catching up with some old friends.
Had a cheerful time in the music office…
photo by Tyler Campbell
In the evening I played a show at Mitchell’s Coffee House in downtown Lakeland. The place was packed to the brim with people. Friends new and old from Southeastern and Florida Southern came out, along with a bunch of locals. I played a handful of new tunes with my favorites from Welcome to the Motion, and even threw in a Switchfoot cover. Big thanks to everyone that sang along!
photo by Chase Wagner
photo by Paige Wagner
4. New Eyes
5. Welcome to the Motion
6. 24 (Switchfoot cover)
7. This Old House
8. There’s a Dream
10. My Faith is in the Grave
One of my best buds from when I lived in Puyallup, WA is a guy named Chase Wagner. He’s now the worship directer at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL, and he invited me down for a couple days to share my songs with students in Lakeland. I drove into town yesterday morning, and he and his wife Paige have been such great hosts. It’s so great to be reunited!
Last night I played “This Old House” during the 1st Chapel service in front of about 900 SEU students. The response they gave me was so humbling. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be down here sharing my tunes with new people and making some solid friendships.
One of the gals that was at my show in Orlando on Sunday, Lauren Thompson, wrote a thoughtful blog about my performance there. Check that out by clicking the picture below!
I’ll be playing here in Lakeland again tonight. Tomorrow I’m meeting up with Ryan Shelley and heading on up the coast! So amped!
Here are a few photos from SEU:
My new Gibson J-45 is treatin’ me well! Love the way it plays and sounds. (photo by WIlliam Marshall)
Just before soundcheck, I caught this sunset over one of Lakelands many lakes.
This fountain grabbed my attention. Such a great reminder.
This is the first of (hopefully) several tour blog posts. I’m eager to share my experiences with you all! Keep checkin’ back…
I’m writing this from a home nicknamed “The Fortress” by the kind bunch of dudes that live here. Tonight was my first time playing in Orlando. I performed at a church called Antioch 21. The folks there were so warm and welcoming! If every night of this tour goes as well as tonight did, I’ll be one happy camper for sure. Stellar way to kick things off.
Here is the setlist from tonight:
3. Open Tracks
5. Welcome to the Motion
6. This Old House
On the way down to Orlando, I passed through Deland, FL.. a town I’ve only visited a couple of times for various high school choir trips. Today I explored the downtown area briefly, but most shops were closed since today is Sunday. I saw two record stores, a guitar shop, a clothing store, and several antique/pawn shops that looked super rad. I hope I pass through Deland again sometime in the near future.. would like to check those out.
I was listening to Jude Moses’ EP today on the drive. I’ve been fortunate enough to see them perform twice in the past two months, both times on their spring tour with John Mark McMillan. Their music has blown me away! I highly recommend you download their EP when it releases digitally this Thursday (the 26th).
That’s all I got for now. Next stop, Lakeland!