About adam doleac
Growing up in Hattiesburg, Adam was surrounded by music and got his first drum kit as a two-year-old from his dad, who played drums in his own high school band as a teen. Watching his older brother David play drums, piano, and guitar, Adam became serious about the drums himself at 13, but it wasn’t long before music took a backseat to another lifelong love -- sports. From the time he was old enough to play, Adam played soccer, baseball, basketball, and hockey, and he and his dad even built a “big green monster” wall in their backyard for him to practice hitting baseballs over. Thriving on the discipline that sports take, Adam was a champion athlete at any sport he took up, so when he received a set of golf clubs for Christmas in junior high, he began competing in tournaments every weekend and pursuing a pro golf career. Throughout high school he focused intensely on golf and basketball, but then his friends made a desperate plea for his help. Recruiting him back to the baseball team, they persuaded him to return to the mound, and he turned his laser-sharp focus back to one of his first loves with some pretty impressive results. Adam’s talent on the field landed him a scholarship to Southern Miss, where he went on to play college baseball and win several conference championships, make four regional appearances, and even an appearance in the College World Series.
After trying out for some pro teams, Adam turned his sights back on music. Getting together with some fellow music students from Southern Miss, drummer Nick Manton, bassist Kody Killens, and guitarist Adam McPhail, the band began playing around the Hattiesburg area. Adam had begun writing some of his own songs during this time, and decided to try his hand at singing lead, stepping out in front of the mic for the first time. Influences like Three Doors Down, Puddle Of Mudd, and Fuel are obvious in his delivery and gritty tone, but he was also drawn to the diverse musicality of artists like John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Amos Lee and Zac Brown as well, all of which helped shape his unique sound and meshed style.
In 2012, the band laid down their first tracks for their debut EP, “Travel On,” a five-song collection of tunes that included the title track, which was the first song Adam ever penned. They followed that up with the CD, “Something About Nothing,” that included the powerful single, “One Day,” and the fan favorite “Like A Cigarette.” Adam recently relocated to Nashville to focus on his songwriting, and has been writing with noted Nashville tunesmiths like Frank Myers, JT Harding, Anthony Smith, and Billy Montana. The band continues to burn up the roads though, bringing their high-energy, Southern-hybrid sound to clubs all around the Southeast and especially the Gulf Coast area.
They have been hard at work on their latest effort, which includes tunes like "I Put It On Ya," an edgy love song about irresistible passion that becomes lifelong devotion, “Kissin’ You While I Can,” about a guy who knows he comes in last with the girl of his dreams but is willing to settle for that just to be able to kiss her lips once in awhile, and the barn-burner, “Thief,” about a heart-stealing, she-devil who should be locked up for her crimes but continues to get away time and time again. Adam also showcases his smouldering side on the vibey, soulful “Summer Rain,” which hints at the sure-fire romance rain on a tin roof can inspire on a warm, rainy summer evening.
The songs are the perfect introduction to this amazing new talent, who is poised to become a huge star on the country scene with his looks, talent, and songwriting ability. For Adam, music comes as natural as breathing, and it is nearly as important to the driven young artist who is eager and ready to carve out a niche for himself and share his gifts. “Music is something I am very passionate about,” admits Adam. “I don’t believe in living a life that is not full of excitement, and most importantly, a life without any real challenges or obstacles. I have always been a person who goes after what he wants, and music is what I want to do. I’m excited for the future and ready to do some amazing things!”
Dec 05 SaturdayStarkville, MS, US Rick's Café