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R.J. Adams brings ‘acoustic soul’ to festival

By John Davis


Be prepared for R.J. Adams.

The smooth vocalist takes Pageland 5 p.m. both Friday and Saturday festival weekend on the main stage.

“I simply want to bring back music that is positive, inspiring and not offensive to anyone,” said Adams, of Monroe, N.C.

“It’s okay to sing about love and everyday life and that is the message in my music,” Adams said.

Adams’ new album Acoustic Soul, released in March, features his strongest songwriting.

The soulful, bluesy tracks feature no band, but a single guitar and Adams’ vocals.

His first album “Love, Life, Music” gained national attention when he performed a remix of track RJA during a March 2007 Pay Pre-view. Since, the album is sold in 15 countries.

Like many lifelong singers, Adams discovered his talent early in his life — at the age of 7.

As an up and comer, Adams dreamed of reaching heights as his music heroes Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Al Green, James Brown, Same Cooke and Otis Redding.



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