He ain't young and pretty, He's a long way from thin,
But he can really sing the
blues

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 the bass while strumming never fails to captivate his audience.
 

Big Jim Adam at Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Mazda Midland/Odessa

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Midland, TX

Friday @ 6 PM -- Big Jim Adam will open the Festival on the Main Stage Saturday -- Big Jim Adam will be teaching a workshop (details to follow) Sunday Gospel Brunch in partnership with Macedonia Baptist Church co-led by Big Jim Adam and Big Llou Johnson of Sirius/XM Channel 70's B.B. King's Bluesville

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Tall City Blues Fest 2015 presented by Mazda Midland/Odessa

Big Jim Adam on Durango Blues Train

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Train Depot, 479 Main Avenue, Durango, CO
$95 + fees Age limit: 21+
 
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The August 2015 Blues Train welcomes musical guests Mark May Band, The King Stan Band, Possessed by Paul James, Charlie Parr, Reverend Deadeye and Big Jim Adam. Enjoy the blues, your favorite beer or wine, and the beautiful scenery of the famous train featured in the Hollywood production, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."


Enjoyed opening for legendary rock and rollers Edgar Winter
and Rick Derringer on New Year's Eve in Colorado Springs
Big Jim Adam -- winner of the
2012 Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition

 
Review by Brian Turk from listenupdenver.com
The Blues and Brews line-up may not be as Blues focused as some veteran festival goers would like, but for every groan there are 100 cheers for what Blues and Brews has evolved into. The festival definitely proved it still has beer as a main focus, and the Acoustic Blues Competition that was also kept in the forefront. After Osborne, contest winner Jim Adams put the stank on it, and gave us some of the best and most authentic blues I have heard in a while. Mr. Dumm was blown away as well: ”This man definitely deserved winning the Acoustic Blues competition — We arrived to the strains of the standard “Come On In My Kitchen,” which would have made Robert Johnson proud. While the lineup for the fest was indeed amazing this year, there was a surprising lack of true traditional blues — and Jim Adams certainly did his part to remedy this fact. With a powerhouse voice in the vein of Albert King or Warren Haynes, and a strong percussive acoustic guitar sound, this guy deserves an invite back to the festival, this time with his full band.”
Big Jim Adam and John Stilwagen 2011
**International Blues Challenge Finalists**

Big Jim Adam & John Stilwagen feel very privileged to have made it to the finals during the 2011 International Blues Challenge -- Solo/Duo Category. Thank you Colorado Blues Society for selecting us to represent you!
Big Jim joins up with Steve Rinker to form "The Big Blues Machine".  This is our first video.  Enjoy!

Big Jim Performs His Tune "If I Was The Devil"

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  1. 1 Free [Lyrics] 100 Reasons 03:20
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  2. 2 Free Feel Good Day 03:01
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  3. 3 Free Rock Island Line 02:19
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  4. 4 [Lyrics] Biscuits and Gravy 04:16
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    Back In My Hometown 04:08
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    Lonely In Love 03:34
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  7. 7 [Lyrics] Run Little Jimbo 03:29
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    Tabasco's Sauce 02:41
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    Paper Thin 04:08
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    All Things Come With A Price 05:01
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    Open Door Policy 03:47
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    That's What I'm Talkin' Bout 02:49
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    Almost Home 04:13
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    Jesus Loves Me 03:28
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