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605 Ave B, Opelika, AL 36801, USA

ADAM HOOD

Solo artist. Frontman. Behind-the-scenes songwriter. For more than a decade, Adam Hood has left his mark onstage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes soul, country, and American roots music into the same package.

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ADAM HOOD

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May 21, 7:00 PM

605 Ave B, Opelika, AL 36801, USA

About The Event

The Sound Wall Presents ADAM HOOD live in our listening room Saturday April 30, 2022.

Tickets: $20

non-refundable

Doors 7pm

* Bring your own beverage event

About Adam Hood

Website https://www.adamhood.com/

Solo artist. Frontman. Behind-the-scenes songwriter. For more than a decade, Adam Hood has left his

mark onstage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes soul, country, and

American roots music into the same package.

It's a sound that began shape in Opelika, Alabama. Raised by working-class parents, Hood started

playing hometown shows as a 16 year-old, landing a weekly residency at a local restaurant. He'd

perform there every Friday and Saturday night, filling his set list with songs by John Hiatt, Steve

Warner, Hank Williams Jr, and Vince Gill. As the years progressed, the gigs continued — not only in

Alabama, but across the entire country, where Hood still plays around 100 shows annually.

These days, though, he's no longer putting his own stamp on the songs of chart-topping country stars.

Instead, many of those acts are playing his music.

Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Anderson East, Frankie Ballard, Josh Abbott Band, Lee Ann

Womack, and Brent Cobb are among the dozens of artists who've recorded Hood's songs. An in-

demand songwriter, he signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville and producer Dave

Cobb’s Low Country Sound in 2016, while still maintaining a busy schedule of tour dates in support

of his third solo release, Welcome to the Big World. Two years later, he continues the balancing act

with his newest album, Somewhere in Between.

A showcase for both his frontman abilities and songwriting chops, Somewhere in Between also shines

a light on Hood's strength as a live act. He recorded most of the album live at Nashville's Sound

Emporium Studios over two quick days. Teaming up with producer Oran Thornton (Angaleena

Presley's Wrangled, Miranda Lambert's Revolution) along the way, their goal was to create

something that reflected the raw, real sound of his concerts, where overdubs and unlimited takes are

never an option. Also joining Hood in the studio were bassist Lex Price, guitarist and co-writing

partner Pat McLaughlin, and drummer Jerry Roe, all of whom captured their parts in a handful of

live performances. Hood tracked his vocals at the same time. Stripped free of studio trickery and

lushly layered arrangements, Somewhere in Between is an honest, story-driven record — the sort of

album that relies on craft, not gloss, to pack its punch.

It's also an album that finds Hood telling his own story. A dedicated family man, he wrote

"Locomotive" after watching his young daughter develop her motor skills while playing with a set of

blocks. A road warrior, he penned songs like "Downturn" about a life filled with wanderlust and long

drives from gig to gig. A native Alabaman who still lives in the Yellowhammer State, he celebrates

America's rural pockets with "Keeping Me Here" and "Real Small Town," two songs that fill their

verses with images of main streets, open landscapes, hard times, and good people.

Somewhere in Between may be autobiographical but there's a universal appeal to this music. A true

blue-collar songwriter, Hood shines a light on the everyday experiences — from family to friends to

the thrill of Friday nights — that we all appreciate. It's extraordinary music about ordinary lives,

performed with conviction by a man who continues to balance a critically acclaimed solo career with

his commercial successes as a songwriter.

"It's southern music," he says, grouping Somewhere in Between’s wide range of music under an

appropriate banner. "That's what it represents: the soulful side of southern music, the country side of

southern music, the genuineness of southern culture, and the way I grew up. One of the t-shirts I sell

at every show simply says ‘Southern songs’ and that's a good summary of what I do. It's what I've

always done."

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