In just a few years, Americana entrepreneur James Adkins has already bubbled near the top of the Midwestern music scene. Offer an ear to his music and it’s not hard to hear why that is. In Adkins is an unsuspectingly unmatched flatpicker and songwriter, blending elements of blues and folk into an intimate and forthright package of searing musical splendor. Among the accolades, Adkins has already garnered are opening slots for the Band Perry and Taylor Hicks, as well as a 2013 South Alabama Flatpicking Champion award.
His new album, Brokedown Free Man Blues, was recently self-released on 12 May. Its lead single, ‘Don’t Say Goodbye’, is a great first look into his newly released album. If you like what you hear, Brokedown Free Man Blues is available for purchase via CDBaby.