about the artist_
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 Johnny Cash.
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.”
"[Adeem the Artist] writes about the questions in a pensive Americana style. His songs will both comfort you and challenge you."
"[Adeem the Artist] is both comedic and dark at times. He plays the acoustic guitar and, technically, he would be considered folk but don't expect the usual niceties of the folk movement to come to the fore, certainly not the current breed."
"To describe [Adeem the Artist's] sound is not going to be doing him justice. It is far too simplistic to describe him as a singer-songwriter, but that is effectively what he is."
"[Adeem the Artist] has put together an instrumentally rich and lyrically unique album..."
"...wholly original. Call it indie-pop or folk rock, but it's a fully fleshed-out vision of [Adeem the Artist's] quirky, often funny, always poignant songwriting."
"...intense self-awareness morphing into self-deprecation that make(s) his romping, whimsical folk songwriting so hooky, ebullient, affecting and memorable..."