about the artist_
Adeem Bingham is a seventh-generation Carolinian, a makeshift poet, singer-songwriter, storyteller, and blue-collar Artist. He began toiling at his instrument in 2002 when his family relocated to Syracuse, NY and used songwriting as a vehicle with which to process the ensuing culture shock, his faith, and later his journey through apostasy.
Blending a homegrown affection for Country Music with the emotional turmoil of alternative folk in the early aughts, he has created a unique brand of Americana that pays homage to John Prine and John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats) in equal parts. Imbued with the ancestral traces of southern music and colored by a palette ranging from lo-fi anti-folk to post-punk, the songs traverse the vast compass of human emotion.
With humor and wit, Adeem weaves a rich tapestry of words in each song; exploring the sparse corners of Appalachia with a trembling vulnerability and a wry joke. Whether opining on the disparity of “hooch” and “booch” in the collision of generations or straddling the duality of being a “blue collar boy” who is a “complicated dame,” Adeem excavates unwonted stories of the forgotten south.
His words are disarmingly sincere, not melodramatic or overly sentimental but instead forged from that peculiar kind of earnestness which makes you feel comfortable, the sense that someone is willing to listen.
- Jon Doyle | Wake The Deaf
"[Adeem the Artist] writes about the questions in a pensive Americana style. His songs will both comfort you and challenge you."
- American Songwriter
"[Adeem] 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."
- D.W. Dunphy | Pop Dose
"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."
- It's Been Heard Before
"If it sounds real, that's what it is and that's what I dig about Adeem."
- Roger Alan Wade
"...wholly original. Call it indie-pop or folk rock, but it's a fully fleshed-out vision of [Adeem's] quirky, often funny, always poignant songwriting."
- Steve Wildsmith | The Daily Times
"Adeem habitually references his own moniker as “pretentious” on stage when introducing himself in local venues, but ‘The Artist’ is an apt title for a man who goes the extra mile to constantly evolve, challenge himself and his listeners, and make art of life."
Luke Brogden | Blank News