An Extra Helping of the Blue Plate Special – Adeem The Artist “Midway Motel”

Adeem The Artist is an eclectic singer/songwriter from right here in Knoxville, now based out of Nashville. He says that his sound “…borrows from the vast vernacular of folk, indie-pop and Americana in order to create a truly compelling and personal narrative in the vein of visionary artists the likes of Tom Waits, Bright Eyes, or Johnny Cash.” Adeem has a new release, “Kyle Adem Is Dead,” which came out in April 2016. This video is an acoustic version of “Midway Motel” from that album, which one reviewer described as “… an electrified Americana number carved out of small town nostalgia, where time passes like a desert wind or else a lightning flash, childhood dreams lost to the fierce grip of obligations and expectations.” Helping Adeem on the Blue Plate stage is Zack Miles on banjo. You can connect with Adeem The Artist at

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