Adam & The Waxmen are based out of Portland, Maine. They originated as a four-piece band in late 2006, playing their first gig at Chicky's Fine Diner in Westbrook in November with Dan Waxman and Friends. Their debut full length CD is now out. Keep an eye out for these young gents on the road, soon brandishing just what you want for a night on the town: a little soul, a little love, some peace, and a whole lotta sweaty, dirty, funky rock.
Assembled for the sole purpose of having fun, a loose bunch of musicians gathered around the songs of a natural new songwriter named Adam Waxman. He was the new kid on the block, having only a year or so in trying his hand at the guitar and writing songs. After a few months, the band members realized that they'd all been playing music in many, many bands for many, many years, and they'd never in all their born days had people respond like this. Within a couple shows the front of the dance floor was crowded and people were screaming back lyrics at the band. And furthermore, the band members themselves had never felt quite so right playin' together. It was like sitting down to hot buttered biscuits and gravy every time they strapped on instruments. Waxman's songs reminded them of a bygone time when music had class and warmth, and reached out to people in universal ways—a time when music was played, not into a computer and stretched and sliced and squashed, but played in a room by happening musicians in front of sweaty, glowing, happy people.
Balancing evocative songs and expressive improvisation, Blue Mountain Bustdown is a band rooted in a tasteful and unique blend of traditional rock and blues. Founded in Boston by members Jonathan Ellington (vocals, guitar) Stephen Malinowski (keyboards, Hammond) Josh Carter (bass) and Ben Teters (drums).