Boy Adams, who has toured with ZZ TOP, Stephen Stills, The
Marshall Tucker Band, Joe Cocker and many others, is back with
an exciting new album called Let It Go, on Rockin' Heart
Jay Boy Adams' music
has always represented a resonant mixture of country, rock and
blues, while remaining steeped in the tradition. A native of
Colorado City, Texas, Adams grew up with the same sorts of
influences that fueled the music of Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale
Gilmore, Terry Allen and Butch Hancock, all of whom hailed from
1972, Adams was signed to a management contract by
legendary Texas music manager Bill Ham. Ham put Adams on
the road opening for ZZ as a solo act and taking care of
Billy Gibbons guitars.
apprenticeship, Ham signed Adams to Atlantic Records. He
entered the studio in 1978 and recorded two albums for
Atlantic, Jay Boy Adams (1978) and Fork In The Road
(1979), which included a duet with Jackson Browne.
break working in other parts of the music business,
Adams released The Shoe Box (produced by Adams and Monty
Byrom of Big House fame) in 2007, an album that ended up
as the #7 Americana album of the year.
Adams/Byrom production team worked together again on the
new album Let It Go. Highlighted by "Judgement Day",
Jackson Browne's "Song For Adam" and "The Weight," fea-
turing Zenobia (more on her soon), Let It Go has a
little something for everyone.