Tapping into the sound of Piedmont Blues, culminating in a stunning tribute to the soul of the South, country music sensation Adeem The Artist releases their inimitable new album Anniversary – produced by Butch Walker – via Four Quarters Records and Thirty Tigers – which has spawned walloping singles ‘Socialite Blues’, ‘One Night Stand’ and ‘Rotations’.

Adeem will also bring a revered live show to the UK in August for four headline shows, including London’s The Lexington, as well as performing at this year’s The Long Road Festival.

Growing up, Adeem the Artist quickly realized that with the right delivery, dark jokes could offer a socially acceptable way to open up about the tough stuff. Of course, since before 2021’s Cast-Iron Pansexual—the album that earned Adeem the Artist praise from Rolling Stone and American Songwriter for its examination of faith, sexual identity, and self-acceptance—Adeem the Artist has continued to build a dedicated following by blending Appalachian musical influences and poetic flair with their healthy dose of comedic instinct.

“It’s wild to listen to some of the early Country versus Piedmont Blues stuff and how much race is used to draw red lines around genre access,” says Adeem The Artist, the East Tennessee-based songwriter whose family settled in the lower Piedmont region way back when. Initially, Adeem was unsure about exploring the genre for that reason alone, but a growing obsession with Piedmont Blues led to them plugging into some sense of their ancestry in the region and drawing influence directly from greats like Blind Boy Fuller and Brownie McGhee for string of songs from an artist who uses their platform to spotlight some of the unsung voices of Country music’s past and present.

Producer Butch Walker’s ability to blend sounds from classic to contemporary, commercial to experimental, gives Adeem license to play with a range of musical styles on Anniversary, while still remaining tethered to country and roots music. Fittingly, Anniversary also arrives on the date of Adeem’s marriage to their spouse Hannah, bringing with it a heightened sense of intimacy and urgency from a songwriter whose work is characterized by fearless, incisive lyric writing.

In addition to the UK dates, Adeem will hit the road in the US supporting both Tyler Childers and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit in June and July. A full list of tour dates and tickets can be found at adeemtheartist.com/shows.

22nd BRISTOL, Exchange
23rd MANCHESTER, Gullivers
24th LUTTERWORTH, The Long Road Festival 2024
25th BRIGHTON, Hope & Ruin
27th LONDON, The Lexington (w/ S.G. Goodman)

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