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About Steve

Bassist Steve Adams ties together many worlds, finding a meeting ground for feel-good jams, sparkling pop, dust-kicking country/bluegrass, all with a close eye on the deep groove of Motown's James Jamerson. As the bassist for ALO and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Adams is a national touring veteran and festival regular. When songwriting from home, Adams fires up the drums, keys, and his trusty ukulele, which one can often find him roaming with at festivals seeking out a good jam. In fall of 2016, Adams started Los Gardeners, a project to explore band-leading through original material and deep-cut classics with a rotating crew of Bay Area musicians. Both off and on tour, Adams can often be found digging through the bins at local record stores, drawing inspiration from the great vinyl past to filter into his creative endeavors.

Gigged/recorded with

Jack Johnson, Brett Dennen, Sara Bareilles, G. Love, Matt Costa, Jackie Greene, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Steve Kimock, Kyle Hollingsworth, Jen Hartswick, Laurie Lewis, Forest Sun, John Craigie, Nathan Moore, Tom Freund, Chris Haugen, Mark Karan, Stu Allen, Scott Law, Vince Herman, Vinnie Farestta, Martin Fiero; ALO, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Incidental Animals, Big Light, Brokedown in Bakersfield, Tea Leaf Green, The Court & Spark, Crooked Jades, Everyone Orchestra, Terrapin All-Stars.