Name: Adam Bernard Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States About Me: Music journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie artists. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome. See my complete profile
Last weekend I had the pleasure of seeing Joey Batts perform in Bridgeport, CT. Before the show he was carrying around a giant art pad, the kind a sketch artist would put on an easel, and he was asking everyone to write down a word, or phrase, for him to rhyme about. He ended up with four pages of suggestions, and got through every single one of them in a freestyle. It was really very cool. Also very cool, Joey’s video for his song “860.” The song celebrates everything in his area code, from local delicacies, to sports teams, to random towns. A personal favorite line of mine is “We got Brooklyn... the fake one.” Watching this video it’s easy to see how much effort, and travel, went into putting it together, and the result is something pretty special. Check it out.
B-Listers are a select group of artists that were featured in my Artist Of The Week series that ran every Monday from April of '06 to April of '11. All of these artists have two things in common; extreme talent, and a flight path far too under the radar for my liking. They took on the title of B-Listers as they embraced being featured by me, Adam B. Check out the AOTW Archives for all the interviews.