Daily Discovery: Adam & I, “If I’m Taken”

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Adam & I are Adam & Andrea Melia, a fresh young duo from Nashville, TN. Capturing the unique energy of current americana styles, while giving a joyful nod to the sounds of the 50’s and 60’s, Adam & I make music all their own. The duo formed in 2011 and in Fall of 2013, Adam & I recorded their first full-length album – Adam & I – which released on February 11, 2014.

ARTIST: Adam & I

SONG: “If I’m Taken”

BIRTHDATE: 12/2/1986 (Adam) & 12/19/1983 (Andrea)

HOMETOWN: Phoenix, AZ

CURRENT LOCATION: Nashville, TN

AMBITIONS: To make music that stirs the soul, and to spread a little joy as we tour the world like a couple of crazy people

TURN-OFFS: Bad attitudes, bad breath, and posers

TURN-ONS: Dream-chasing, authenticity, and good food

DREAM GIG: Playing Ryman Auditorium with the members of The Traveling Wilburys

FAVORITE LYRIC: “It’s not a cry you can hear at night, it’s not somebody who’s seen the light, it’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah”- Leonard Cohen

CRAZIEST PERSON WE KNOW: Not sure… we consider ourselves pretty crazy. Our loony gauge may be askew.

SONG WE WISH WE WROTE: “If I Needed You” by Townes Van Zandt

5 PEOPLE WE’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan, Rich Mullins, and Aristotle

OUR FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: The recent tour that Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers did, with Regina Spektor as the opener. Two of our faves on one stage!

WE WROTE THIS SONG: As a sort of farewell letter, should your loved one pass on. We wrote it together, face to face one evening, and pretty much wrote it to and for each other.

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