Winter Wind Concerts welcomes Peter Bradley Adams to The Depot, 200 South Jones, on Sunday, November 22, for his first Oklahoma appearance. He will be joined on stage by legendary producer/multi-instrumentalist Lex Price. Tickets for the 7:00 pm concert are $20.
Peter Bradley Adams introduced himself as a member of Eastmountainsouth, the duo he put together with fellow songwriter and vocalist Kat Maslich-Bode. The recordings the duo made, produced by Adams, blended pop and folk with subtle electronic touches. A pioneering effort in the realm of folktronica with a satisfying blend of ancient folklore and modern technology, highlighted by their inventive and beautiful rendition of Stephen Foster's late 19th century classic parlor song "Hard Times."
Adams launched his solo career with Gather Up (2006), a brooding, autumnal album recorded in his apartment. Its hushed melancholy won rave reviews and led to Leavetaking (2008), an understated folk rock album that featured the hit “The Longer I Run”, followed by Traces (2009), and Between Us (2011), collectively selling over 275,000 single downloads. Adams continues his introspective explorations of the middle ground between hope and heartache on The Mighty Storm.
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Adams discovered The Beatles when he was five years old. It was a life changing experience. “My dad had a large record collection,” Adams recalls. “When I was growing up, he was mostly listening to jazz and classical, but I discovered his Beatles records and played them on my aqua-green and gold suitcase record player. I remember being totally astonished how those records sounded."
Lex Price will be joining Adams for this Winter Wind performance. Since arriving in Nashville in 1998, multi-instrumentalist and producer Price has quietly become one of the most respected all-around musicians in the city’s rapidly evolving scene. His contributions on stage, on the road and in the studio have bolstered some of today’s most intriguing and uncompromising artists, including k.d. lang, Mindy Smith, Peter Bradley Adams, Sarah Siskind, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Matthew Ryan, Kate York and Grant Lee Phillips. In Price, they have found a musician long on craft and experience but also one with impeccable taste and restraint. He makes the most of every gesture, and he pares away the inessential until all that remains is integrity and beauty.
Adams says Price is “an extraordinary producer and player, and he really brought out the depth, darkness and heart in my songs.” And Matthew Ryan observes: "Lex has that elusive ability to completely inhabit any song he performs on, and he does it on nearly any instrument he chooses. Quiet and emotionally intelligent, he's one of my favorite musicians, people and producers ever." Price is currently k.d. lang's bassist.
To purchase concert tickets click the "Buy Tickets" link above or visit The Depot M-F 8am-2pm. Tickets may be available at the door - advance purchase is recommended. For more information on programs at The Depot, phone 405-307-9320.
Winter Wind Concerts are a program of The Depot and made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council and by sponsors Tom McAuliffe of Don Cies Real Estate and Cindy Merrick of Therapy in Motion. Additional support comes from contributors Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School and Tom & Mary Cay Woodfin; Friends include Nancy McClellan; Danna Primm; and The Grider Family. In-kind support comes from the City of Norman, The Montford Inn and Norman Music Institute.