With his signature wild, curly hair and contagious grin, the music of Stuart Adamson reflects this philosophy. From the rockin', two steppers to the waltzing ballads, Stuart brings a smile to your face and leaves you wanting more.
Although born in Ashville, NC, Stuart's honky-tonk, grab your partner, and dance with me sound reflects his family's original Texas roots. Raised mostly in San Antonio, Stuart's childhood was surrounded by the classical music his father loved. Later, his older brother and sister would bring home the Beatles, Herman's Hermits, Creedence Clearwater Revival and the Eagles, introducing a young Stuart to the music of the '60s and '70s.
Stuart picked up his first guitar at age 10....it stuck. He paid his dues performing solo and in bands in spots all over San Antonio. Stuart began writing songs when he was in high school. In his words it "gave me a great way to talk to girls". About this same time, his perspective on music changed almost overnight. He was sitting at a friend's house when he heard Emmylou Harris for the first time. A major turning point, this swung open the door for Stuart to listen to many of the country singers that still inspire him and influence his music today.
Stuart's first experience with professional musicians almost ended in disaster when, at 4 years old, he got thrown out of RCA Recording Studio B in Nashville. His father had taken him there with a family friend to drop off rewrites for a song Bobby Goldsboro was cutting. During the taping, the engineer heard a noise and stopped everything. The frustrated engineer determined it was Stuart that had ruined the take. Angry at having to start all over again, the engineer kicked everyone out of the studio. Luckily, what could have frightened fun-loving Stuart away from the serious, demanding world of music, instead only gave him greater insight and appreciation for it.
Stuart Adamson released his first CD in August 2001. Many of the songs reflect the love that Stuart has for Texas. The crowd pleasing shuffle, Safety in Numbers and the title track to his CD, Weekends Were Made For Living were both written while Stuart was living in Nashville and missing familiar stomping grounds in his Lone Star state. Even the symbol Stuart uses on his CD and website is a nostalgic nod at his Texas heritage. It's the brand his Grandfather used on their ranch in North Central Texas.
Stuart's travels down the country music path have taken him to many places. From the honky-tonk heaven, Floore's Country Store outside of San Antonio, to the songwriters'circles at the Bluebird CafÃ© in Nashville, no gig is too big or too small, as long as the folks listening are having fun.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Heart Examined
2. Last Chance (To Be The First To Leave)
3. Safety In Numbers
4. So Long
5. Weekends Were Made For Living
6. Two Wrongs Will Make It Right
7. Everything We Owe Is Mine
8. What a Way to Start the Day
9. I Don't Need Anything
10. Talk to Me
11. She Keeps Me On My Toes