Derek Adam came on to the music scene with his own blend of guitar driven rock and country music. His anthemic songs are full of hooks and heartfelt lyrics that tell the story of his journey. Whether it's an autobiographical tale, guitar driven anthem, drinking song, or ballad, it's pure Derek.
It all started for him in a small town in Upstate New York where Derek was surrounded by music at a young age. Guided by his parent's music collection, he developed a deep affection for classic rock and outlaw country. He picked up the guitar at the age of 10 and was quickly playing along to all his favorite tracks. He played in local bands throughout high school and gained a reputation as a formidable guitar player. By the time he graduated, it had become clear that music was his career choice. He went on to attended Crane School of Music where he became classically trained on the guitar and learned the fundamentals of writing music. After honing his skills for 4 years at the university, Derek set his sights on NYC. He moved down to the city and began his climb. He started from the ground up by networking through former college friends and making new acquaintances. Although a writer at heart, his live shows gained a strong following. It wasn't long before he became an in-demand performer on the local scene, building a steadily growing fan base.
In the studio, Derek is just as much at home and constantly growing as a musician. He recently had the privilege of working with the Grammy winning producer, James "Jimmy T" Meslin, of Dream Theater notoriety. This was a milestone as Dream Theater's John Petrucci has always been a strong influence on his guitar playing. Jimmy's influence can be heard on Derek's EP, "Silver Lining" which is laden with guitar driven anthems that show off his rock and roll influences. Most recently Derek paired up with Kyle Berry, Luke Bryan's former guitar player, to work on new material. Their sessions at Red Panda Recording and with Richie Cannata from Cove City Studios lead to a return to roots for Derek that produced his recently released single, "The Road I Know". Although it's early in his career, he constantly talks about the good fortune that has fallen upon him. Derek has his feet firmly on the ground while reaching for the stars. " I'm nothing without the love and support of my friends, fans and loved ones. For this, I am forever grateful. With them at my back, there's nowhere to go but upward."