SOLD OUT! Save the date for Bill Blue and Mike McAdam – May 16th!
Bill Blue and Mike McAdam join the JAMinc line-up for a one of a kind show on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at In Your Ear Studio.
Anyone who was a Richmond resident during the 70’s and 80’s and frequented local bars like the Pass, Hard Times, The Back Door and many other live music venues that thrived in RVA during that era, are sure to know Mike McAdam and Bill Blue. Their musical talent has been appreciated by thousands, here in Richmond, across the USA and throughout Europe for nearly 50 years!
Mike McAdam strummed his first guitar chords in his basement when he was 11 years old. He was soon joined by some neighborhood pals to form his first band, the Emotions. From then on he was determined to be a life-long professional guitar player. As his musical chops matured, he formed the Good Humor Band. The now iconic Richmond rock & blues band lasted about 8 years. Over those years, Good Humor successfully performed up and down the east coast. Local fans have enjoyed and continue to enjoy, Good Humor Band holiday reunion shows, always to sellout crowds.Mike moved to Nashville in ‘84 to make his mark in the music business. Over the years he has certainly done that. He has worked with the likes of Steve Earle, Lee Roy Parnell, Radney Foster, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Chris Knight, along with countless studio sessions over the years. Always ready for a new experience, Mike is now lead guitarist for up and comer Kendell Marvel. Marvel has collaborated with Chris Stapleton to write many hits for many of the Nashville greats. Marvel will soon be embarking on a European tour with Chris Stapleton and Mike will be right there with them, adding on to his already millions of world travel miles.Bill Blue is a guitar sliding, rock and blues animal. If any of you went to “Hard Times” back in the day, you know Bill Blue played there with regularity, rocking and a rolling and shaking the mortar loose from the brick walls. He is relentless to make his point when he lays down his bluesy rock style. Bill has been a full time musician nearly all his life. Back in the 60’s he befriended a Virginia blues legend, Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, playing in his band until “Big Boy’s” sudden and unexpected death. By the way, “Big Boy” wrote the first song Elvis ever recorded at Sun Records, (“That’s All Right Mama”).
Bill has been a Key West resident for 35 years. He and his wife live on a houseboat by day and Bill rocks at night playing at many of the famous Key West bars like Sloppy Joe’s, the Green Parrot and the Hogsbreath Café. Bill doesn’t get back to Richmond too often, however; he is very anxious to join his good buddy Mike for an intimate evening playing their brand of rock & blues. Both Mike and Bill look forward to seeing their RVA fans, friends and family at In Your Ear on May 16th.