THIS is the album we need right now!
Escape your surroundings with today’s hottest and most in-demand guitarist - Adam Hawley. You’ve probably seen him before, touring with Jennifer Lopez, Brian McKnight and Dave Koz. This Southern California-based musician has blessed us with 10 amazing tracks on his third release. I love the final cut, ‘Rain’ - a ’97 hit for the R&B trio, SWV. Adam showcases his acoustic licks with a swirl of overdub guitars, hi-hat and snare on that simple but complex melody first heard on Jaco Pastorius’s ’76 song, ‘Portrait Of Tracy’. This is a melody that many artists sampled, hence the songwriting credit to SWV’s producer, Blair Alexander Morgan and Jaco. Trumpeter, Rick Braun, puts his RB stamp on the title song with his infectious grooves complementing Adam’s funky style. Newcomer, saxophonist Jeff Ryan, joins the AH party on the single, ’To The Top’, where Jeff lays down his deep and soulful tenor horn, reminiscent of Richard Elliot. ’Saturday Morning’ is a slow jam paying tribute to the quality time Adam spends with his wife, Kat and their son. Be sure to check out his spouse singing on the Shawn Mendes/Camila Calbello '18 hit, 'Senorita’. Adam’s hot flamenco guitar and Spanish percussion make for a great song to sway your hips to any time of the day. Other guests who collaborated include Michael Lington, Najee and Marcus Anderson. So far, it’s one of the finest releases of 2020, a year we're already more than half way through.
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