Dee Adams writes and sings punchy, poetic, acoustically driven songs drenched in hooks and harmonies, with a warm, rich, and bluesy voice. Reviews have coined Dee’s style as “earthy”, “sweet to spunky”, and have said that she has “lyrics that speak to the heart and mind”.
The 2013 self-produced release ‘Mile Marker’ sounds like the imagined blending of The Rolling Stones Meet Indigo Girls, complete with close knit harmonies and gravely guitars. Part rock and roll, part adult contemporary, there’s a flavor for your palette. The album features Buffalo staples Dave Kimball (guitar), Charlie Gannon (bass), Ray Hangen (drums), with a slew of special guests peppered throughout. The album can be purchased at live shows, or through iTunes, Amazon.com, or CDBaby.com.
Among Dee’s accolades and accomplishments is her appearance on the 2002 Songs Inspired By Literature compilation. Having been named Grand Prize Winner of the 2002 Songs Inspired by Literature songwriting contest, Dee’s song “Pennsylvania” can be found alongside tracks donated by David Bowie, Roseanne Cash, Steve Earle, and Tom Waits.
In February 2003, Sage Indie Music released a 6 song EP under the band name Dee Adams & The Roadtrippers, called Taking My Time. A lush, well produced set of songs punctuate the intention of Dee’s music – to keep some fun in the act of introspection and to continually explore the depths of vocal harmonies.
Dee moved to Buffalo NY in 2004 and in a short 10 months of actively playing venues in town, was awarded the 2005 Buffalo Music Awards category of Best Original Acoustic Solo. In 2007, Dee was recognized for her vocal talents by winner 2nd place in Buffalo Spree’s Best of Western New York for her work as a jazz singer. 2011 brought both an Artvoice Best of Buffalo and a Nightlife Magazine Buffalo Music Awards nod for her original acoustic solo performances.
Dee also hosted the open mic at the Sportsmen’s Tavern (326 Amherst St.) every Monday night for nearly 9 years, sings harmonies with Buffalo mainstays The Rob Falgiano Band, Leroy Townes, and McCarthyizm, to name a few. She also teaches Introduction To Singing lessons to kids and young adults.
To hear some of Dee’s music, both older and newer, please visit www.reverbnation.com/deeadams