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Art Adams in Lexington!

We have the great pleasure of sharing a stage with Rockabilly Hall of Famer, Art Adams, Nov 26th at The Burl. Do NOT miss this opportunity! Come out to this amazing show. [ EVENT PAGE ] Born on a small farm in 1935 in Locust, KY, Art Adams dreamed of playing the Grand Ole Opry. He played uptempo country music which he called "country rock" before the term "rockabilly" was been tossed around. He watched Elvis get booed off stage while opening for Hank Snow in '55. Three years later, he drove to Sun Records in Memphis and got some sound advice from Jack Clement, whom had also advised a young Johnny Cash and Charlie Pride before recording them. Art recorded what would become hits on Kentucky label, Cherry Records in '59 with The Rhythm Knights. In '61, his music was sounding more rock than country and he formed a new band, The Epics, and toured the area until '68, when he gave up music to focus on his family and job. To Art's surprise, his music began exploding internationally in the 90's, his record sales skyrocketed and he has been touring the world ever since. We are very lucky to have Mr. Art Adams preform for us in 2016 in Lexington, KY and I for one, can not wait to meet him and share a stage with him. We'll see ya there!

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