Adam Searan grew up in Nashville and credits his accomplishments on hard work. He grew up in and around music. His mother, father, uncle and others in his life were always musical. They were in and out of music industry most of Adam’s life. Adam shared that his father played at the Opry and for Johnny Paycheck. His uncle was a session player and band leader for several big names in country music. Adam began singing in the church and around 11 years old, Oasis inspired him to learn the guitar. Music was part of his high school years.
Adam is now 33 years old and has music his career. He has an unique sound and even a more impressive way to create that sound. Adam has played in bands and played acoustic. When he played in bands, he found that the music he gravitated to was not always conducive to the band setting. In cultivating his sound, he started experimenting with Loops and it became a way for him to translate his acoustic sound and connecting with his fan base. It gave him an outlet to give his fans a better show.
Adam has many influences in his musical taste that span across the board. “I just love to listen to great songs. If it is a little weird, I tend to gravitate towards it.” Adam said. David Grey is a huge influence in his musical tastes. Adam also said “I have always loved Keith Urban.”. I told Adam that we sounded like kindred spirits when began to list other influences such as BB King, Ryan Adams, and Eric Church. Adam told me that he “could list at least 5 musicians from every genre, including Christian music.” Growing up, he could only listen to Christian music or music from the Opry. He is still a huge fan of Hank Williams Sr. “I could put on one of his records and listen to it all day.” (I agree with that 100%.)
When bringing up the topic of “what genre would you put yourself in”, Adam said “he loves to hear interesting new sounds” and wants to put out something out there that isn’t already out. Adam and I talked about every genre having sub-genres, that are always evolving. Adam wants to be inspired by music, honor the musician, and stay away from covering them. He is looking to create the next thing, the next step. Adam is not looking to market to one specific crowd, but put something out there that both parents and kids can enjoy.
Adam’s writing style usually starts with music first and then a word will come to him. He tries to listen to what the song is saying. He tries to name that feeling that only music can make you feel.
We talked about the culture and state of music today. Adam wants to stay unique and speak his message. He wants to create new music and not cover singer. The industry needs to give more credit to the content creator. Adam’s mission as an artist is to inspire people to create and keep the artistry in music.
When Adam made music is full-time career, no one really got what he was doing. He was either too heavy for one group or too country for the other. Adam prevailed in his career by holding to his truth. That has worked well him in the last 6 months. For all of those that didn’t get, there were many others that did. That was evident by Adam being in Country Weekly magazine and playing a show at the Ryman.
If Adam had one message to give to everyone, it would be “be different, be yourself, be weird, and do it with all of your heart. Give it every ounce of everything you got.”. This message is what Adam lives by and is why he is continuing to gain new fans ever day. “The day someone can convince you to stop being yourself, is the day you will stop being successful.” Adam is such an inspiration of how to stay yourself and good things will come. Adam concluded the interview with these quotes, “Play it.Sing It. Mean It.” and “Start looking at the universe and stop looking at the sky.”
Adam is currently touring on his “Last Call For Summer” Tour. He will be making several stops in our area soon. You can check out his website at .http://iamtheband.net/. Adam will be at Rome City Brewing Company on September 8, 2017, as well as Rhino’s Smokehouse on September 21-22, 2017. You can also catch him at Hopz and Haze in Summerville on September 23, 2017. Click on this link for additional tour dates: Adam Searan Tour
Here is a link to Adam Seran’s video for “Last”: Last.