Adeem the Artist
October 22 @ 7:30 pm
A seventh-generation Carolinian, a makeshift poet, singer-songwriter, storyteller, and blue-collar artist, Adeem Maria began toiling at their instrument in 2002 and used songwriting as a vehicle to process culture shock, their faith, and later their journey through apostasy.
Blending a homegrown affection for Country Music with the emotional ballyhoo of alternative folk in the early aughts, they have created a unique brand of Americana that pays homage to John Prine and John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats) in equal parts.
On Cast-Iron Pansexual, they weave a rich tapestry of words with humor and wit; exploring identity across coalescing subcultures. Traveling to Carolina to get their Tarot read while straddling the duality of being a “blue collar boy” who is a “complicated dame,” Adeem excavates unwonted stories of the forgotten south.
“[Adeem] writes about the questions in a pensive Americana style. [Their] songs will both comfort you and challenge you.”– American Songwriter
“Cast Iron Pansexual lives up to its title with explorations of sexuality and gender expression that are equally clever and poignant.”– Rolling Stone