We had the pleasure of interviewing Andrew Adkins over Zoom video!Across the Cumberland River from Music City, the burgeoning neighborhood of East Nashville has become a haven for artists, songwriters, and other creatives. One such songwriter is Andrew Adkins, who has been a part of the Nashville community for over a decade. As the city expands and modernizes while preserving its heritage, so too does Andrew’s music.Early in his career, Adkins co-founded two dynamic groups which served as introductions to the music business. He toured with his blues-infused power trio, Mellow Down Easy (Dualtone Records), for eight years. His gritty-rock band, Lions for Real, made waves amongst the music industry before catching the attention of Werewolf Heart Records, the indie-label fronted by actor Ryan Gosling. The band imploded almost as quickly as it surfaced, leaving Adkins uncertain of his musical future.After years of collaborating in bands, Andrew decided to step away and develop his own distinct sound -- a unique blend of roots-influenced, neo-psychedelic rock. Since 2013, he has released several critically acclaimed solo albums. His songs have been featured in television and film (CBS, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, History, MTV, Oxygen, and Lionsgate Films). Andrew has shared the stage with artists including Sturgill Simpson, Cage the Elephant, Little Big Town, A Thousand Horses, Dum Dum Girls, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Billy Joe Shaver, and Wayne "The Train" Hancock among others.Check out Andrew Adkins' new album, "The Echoist" (Elephant Seed Records). The record is a neo-psychedelic, soul-drenched collection of sounds, shades, and moods, showcasing Andrew's ability to blur the lines between multiple genres and styles.We want to hear from you! Please email Tera@BringinitBackwards.com.www.BringinitBackwards.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bringinbackpod/support
Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Andrew AdkinsAcross the Cumberland River from Music City, the burgeoning neighborhood of East Nashville has become a haven for artists, songwriters, and other creatives. One such songwriter is Andrew Adkins, who has been a part of the Nashville community for over a decade. As the city expands and modernizes while preserving its heritage, so too does Andrew’s music. Early in his career, Adkins co-founded two dynamic groups which served as introductions to the music business.
This brilliant young Sydney jockey is entitled to think he’s used up all of his bad luck. He looks back on the nasty fall at Rosehill on July 25th which left him with a long list of injuries- his second major race fall in fifteen months. Andrew expresses his sympathy for the owners of his mount Hot ‘N’ Hazy who had to be euthanised after the accident. He talks of the concern shown by Hugh Bowman who incurred a 6 weeks suspension following a stewards investigation into the fall. The apprentice tells of the surprise visit he had from a fellow Sydney jockey. Andrew looks back on early years living in a house situated adjacent to the hometurn of the Port Macquarie racecourse. He talks of his first apprenticeship to a local trainer and a very successful start to his riding career. Andrew couldn’t believe his luck when Ron Quinton agreed to sign him up as stable apprentice. He actually stopped off at Newcastle on his way down and rode a winner for his future boss. He looks back on his first city win, and the thrill of becoming champion Sydney apprentice. The young jockey has never forgotten his two wins on the mare destined for Group 1 glory. Andrew acknowledges several nice horses he got to ride in Sydney including his all time favourite Daysie Doom. He won seven races on the bonny mare including his only Group 1 to date. He bravely looks back on another major fall at Randwick in April 2019. His injuries were serious but none of them required surgery. He still punishes himself about a silly home accident in between the two race falls. Young Adkins looks at a possible date for his return to the saddle.
“Andrew Adkins’ new single, Vagabond Shoes was inspired by COVID-19 and written, recorded, and produced in his home studio in East Nashville while in quarantine. “Back in March much of Nashville was ravaged by a devastating tornado. We were in the throes of that when coronavirus hit only a couple of weeks later.” Adkins says. “I went into quarantine and just felt defeated and scared, like most of us did. The song basically fell into my lap. I think the uplifting vibe of the tune was fitting as a way to soothe and distract from the current situation.” Andrew is an acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. The psychedelic folk-rock artist’s songs have been featured on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, CBS, MTV, History Channel, Oxygen Network, and Lionsgate Films. He has shared the stage with the likes of artists including Sturgill Simpson, Cage the Elephant, and Little Big Town. Andrew was a founding member of the cosmic-blues rock trio Mellow Down Easy (Dualtone Records) and his former band, Lions for Real was signed to actor Ryan Gosling’s Hollywood-based music label, Werewolf Heart Records.” – storyamp.com Andrew and Baruch discuss the music, the human condition, life during Covid and more. Music by: Andrew Adkins The post Andrew Adkins – New Album “The Echoist” appeared first on Paradigms Podcast.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Adkins talks with Sam and Pat in his first sit down interview since his fall on Hot 'N Hazy on the 25th of July. He chats about how he started his journey right through to winning his first Group One in the Coolmore Classic. We go through that day from Andrew's perspective, discussing the fall, his injuries, rehab and his current relationship with Hugh Bowman. Support the show (https://thelegupaustralia.com/theleguppremium)