Adeem the Artist is an eclectic singer-songwriter based in Knoxville, TN. His sound is informed by the vast vernacular of folk, indie-pop and Americana; using this palette, he creates a truly compelling and personal narrative in the vein of visionary artists the likes of Glenn Hansard, Bright Eyes, and John Prine.
A Syracuse native, Adeem cut his teeth at the Lost Horizon where he spilled his blood on stage with his aggressive strumming. His existential music has echoed both the quiet prayers that come with thoughtful meditation and the aggressive questioning reflective of his inquisitive nature; a line he walked haphazardly during his year as a solo performer onboard Carnival Cruise Lines.
Clumsily navigating the divide between entertainment and artistry, Adeem presents cerebral music with a literary aesthetic. It is listening music suited well to venues like Arlene’s Grocery in NYC and Eddies Attic in Atlanta “but don’t expect the usual niceties of the folk movement to come to the fore, certainly not the current breed.”