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A Music Company Inc.: Artists

Big Jim Adam


 Winner of the 2012 Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition


Big Jim's best instrument is his rich baritone voice, which lends him an attention grabbing authority.  His skill at storytelling, emotional singing and the honest musicianship of his acoustic guitar with that right hand thumping bass while strumming never fails to captivate his audience.

Jim grew up in a small town in southeast Kansas, and while everyone else his age was listening to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Jim was listening to Lightnin' Hopkins, Jimmy Reed and Son House.  He started playing blues clubs at the advanced age of 13, and these legendary blues figures, along with artists like Sam and Dave and Wilson Pickett, became great influences on both his vocal and guitar style. 

Jim's album, Rock Island Line, a collection of traditional and original blues material, has charted on the Living Blues radio chart and the Roots Music Report and has been enthusiastically received by audiences.

“Big Jim Adam's performance at the 2012 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival was a highlight for many with his charismatic playing and soulful blues sounds. It was no surprise that Big Jim won the 2012 Acoustic Blues Competition.” Steve Gumble, Founder and President, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

Big Jim Adam is managed by George & Amy Whitesell, A Music Company Inc.

For booking call 719-576-5945 or write