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Jay Boy Adams, "Let It Go"


     Jay 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 Records.

     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 nearby Lubbock.

      In 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.

     After that 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.

 

     Following a 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.

 

     The 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.

 

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