Adrian and Meredith
Always been ones to march to their own drum, Adrian + Meredith make a different sort of roots racket. Since the release of their debut album, "More Than A Little" the duo has been pounding the pavement and putting their own spin on Americana music. Their live show will have you on your feet dancing, clapping, and stomping along with music that has the spirit of punk, the twang of folk, the flavor of Polka, and the bounce swing.
Adrian was already 10 years into an acclaimed solo career when Meredith made a guest appearance on his 2014 release, ROAM. Since then, the pair's partnership has grown into a full-time collaboration, with the two swapping harmonies, trading solos, and acting as co-pilots both on and off the stage.
Adrian was born on the Canadian/Detroit border, raised on rock, punk and soul music, with a carnival barker's croon and an off-the-wall "claw-hammer guitar" approach to playing the acoustic guitar. Meanwhile, Meredith was a nearby Ann Arbor MI native who cut her teeth in the old-time music scene, where she played traditional fiddle and clogged. Those two approaches come together with Adrian + Meredith, a project that honors the traditions of Folk and Americana music while pushing beyond those genres' boundaries.
On the road again after 170 dates in 2018, 2019 is already full with opening dates in the UK with The Legendary Shack Shakers, and tours in Sweden, Norway, and Eastern Europe. US markets include West coast, East Coast, and Midwest, and festivals such as Wheatland Music Festival (MI), Mile of Music (WI), Holler on the Hill (IN), Norman Folk Festival (OK), Portland's Folk Festival (OR), Picknickfestivalen (Sweden), Himmel og Hav Kystfestival (Norway).
Now in 2021, Four years since their debut release, Adrian + Meredith take their fearless, blistering, and Balkan-tinged Americana to new heights on their sophomore record, Bad for Business. Recorded in the living room of their collective midcentury East Nashville houses with bandmates and friends Paul Niehaus (Justin Townes Earle, Calexico), saxophonist Ken Francis Wenzel (Bobby Parker), and banjo player Fats Kaplan (Jack White), Bad For Business is a raucous, rebellious and home-spun variety show. The record’s intimate connection with the recording space and personnel creates the right conditions for Adrian + Meredith to soar sonically and lyrically, as they consider disillusioning times for the country—and the world.