RJ, a native Carolina son, began singing at the early age of 7. Some of his favorite music heroes include Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, KC & The Sunshine Band, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding to name a few.
In 2006 RJ met Songwriter/Guitar Player/Producer James Eudy and together they began writing the songs and creating the sound that RJ and James continue to play today in RJ Adams Music Nation. The chemistry between them provides a unique recipe for writing story telling lyrics backed by driving music. RJ and James are a high energy acoustic duo that have performed all over North America. RJ is often asked to describe his music. He simply says with confidence, “It’s feel good music – the kind of music that anyone can enjoy at any age.” As RJ says, “If you can’t sing your lyrics anywhere to anyone, why sing it?”.
If you like Funk, Americana and Soul you will love the music of RJ Adams. RJ delivers a strong positive message that appeals to everyone. RJ’s music reflects back to the days of Marvin Gaye when music was about being in love, living life and having a great time !
Interesting Facts about RJ
One of the biggest breaks for RJ came when RJ and James wrote a song for a Pay-Per-View event where they performed “live” March 2007 in Las Vegas. The Pay-Per-View event aired in 15 countries where 120 million viewers tuned in worldwide along with 60,000 people in the arena. The producers of the Pay-Per-View event heard RJ during a sound check and asked him to sing the National Anthem, which usually never makes the live broadcast, but after a soulful performance that brought the house down, they decided to air the performance.
RJ won a Myspace/American Idol wildcard contest when James secretly sent in a Video entry of RJ singing a Marvin Gaye song acapella. He won the contest out of 36,000 entries and went to Hollywood for American Idol.
RJ perfected his jet ski technique while performing at the world famous “Sloppy Joe’s” in Key West, Florida.
The longest performance RJ and James have ever played was 4 1/2 hours straight with no break. The crowd was great that night so we just didn’t want to stop!
One of RJ’s most exciting moments was when he was given the news that he would be the opening act for KC & The Sunshine Band!!
RJ and James were featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine in November, 2015 announcing the release of their new album, Crow.
RJ had a great time opening for Lakeside and getting to meet some of the people who have helped inspire his style.