Published on March 11th, 2014 | by TLV News0
Songwriter Adam Faucett Live at Lamar Lounge on Thursday the Thirteenth
Possessing a voice that the Onion A.V. Club warns “knocks your brain into the back of your skull,” Adam Faucett has drawn comparisons from Tim Buckley to Otis Redding.
Originally from Benton, Arkansas, now residing in Little Rock, Adam has been leading bands and recording for over a decade, first with disbanded Russellville, Ark. local heroes, Taught The Rabbits, releasing two albums and touring regionally, sharing the stage with Calexico and Lucero.
In 2006, Adam relocated to Chicago where he wrote the material that would become his first solo album and began playing solo shows around town. In 2007, he moved back to Arkansas to record The Great Basking Shark at Blue Chair studio in Austin, Ark. Basking Shark displayed a focus on storytelling and roots arrangements, showcasing Faucett’s strong vocals, unique finger-picking, and banjo playing. Adam toured extensively throughout the US in support of the album.
In 2008, Adam returned to Blue Chair to record Show Me Magic, Show Me Out with newly assembled live band The Tall Grass, comprised of Little Rock musicians Chad Conder (drums) and Jonny D. (bass). Faucett continued his rigorous touring schedule, opening for bands including The Legendary Shack Shakers, Vetiver, and Chuck Ragan.
In 2011, Faucett released his third solo LP, More Like A Temple, and embarked on a two-year US Tour, playing shows with Jason Isbell, Damien Jurado, and Elf Power. Arkansas Times raved “More Like A Temple may just be one of the most vital documents from a young musician to come out of town in years,” and the video for “Blood is Blood,” made with Chicago-based filmmaker Frank Donnangelo, premiered on American Songwriter’s website.
In 2012, Adam Faucett and The Tall Grass began recording the follow up to More Like A Temple, and in April 2013, Faucett completed his first European tour. Faucett’s newest album, Blind Water Finds Blind Water will be released on March 11 on Last Chance Records.
The new record drops only two days before their show on Thursday the thirteenth at Lamar Lounge supporting Oxford’s own The Holy Ghost Electric Show with Mississippi one-man-band Ming Donkey (“Jay Grumpy” of The Grumpies).
This article was originally printed in The Local Voice #199 (published March 6, 2014). To download a PDF of this issue, click HERE.