Fred Adams

Fred Adams (guitar, bass guitar, banjo, songwriting):  is a lifetime resident of Fayette County, Pennsylvania and a lifetime guitarist.  “I started playing guitar when I was eight years old, and haven’t put it down for 50 years.”  Fred has played just about every type of music in every setting, including rock, jazz, country, bluegrass, big-band standards, show tunes, and classical music in bar bands, theater bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, and as a solo performer.   Trained as a guitarist by the late Ralph Dougal of Clarksville, and Dr. James Lucas, formerly of Washington & Jefferson College, Fred has a strong background in traditional music theory and performance.  He is also a songwriter and composer, having written theater music and songs for band and solo performance.  His original songs appear on his two CDs, The Doctor is In, and Searchin’ for a Vein.  Fred is a retired English professor from Penn State’s Fayette campus, and his Ph.D. in American Literature gives him a solid background in literature, especially writing poetry, which makes him a capable lyricist.