Big Jim Adam -- winner of the
2012 Telluride Acoustic Blues Competition

Review by Brian Turk from
The Blues and Brews line-up may not be as Blues focused as some veteran festival goers would like, but for every groan there are 100 cheers for what Blues and Brews has evolved into. The festival definitely proved it still has beer as a main focus, and the Acoustic Blues Competition that was also kept in the forefront. After Osborne, contest winner Jim Adams put the stank on it, and gave us some of the best and most authentic blues I have heard in a while. Mr. Dumm was blown away as well: ”This man definitely deserved winning the Acoustic Blues competition — We arrived to the strains of the standard “Come On In My Kitchen,” which would have made Robert Johnson proud. While the lineup for the fest was indeed amazing this year, there was a surprising lack of true traditional blues — and Jim Adams certainly did his part to remedy this fact. With a powerhouse voice in the vein of Albert King or Warren Haynes, and a strong percussive acoustic guitar sound, this guy deserves an invite back to the festival, this time with his full band.”

“ Big Jim Adam and John Stilwagen 2011 **International Blues Challenge Finalists**”
Jim and John had a blast in Memphis at the IBC
(International Blues Challenge). Thanks so
much to the Colorado Blues Society for sending us!
To see some photos of them at the 2011 IBC
go to the Photos page on

Big Jim Adam's
Rock Island Line CD

Big Jim's Cd "Rock Island Line"
Hits #17 It's first month on the Living Blues Chart and charted for 21 weeks on the
Roots Music Chart

Big Jim Adam, Rock Island Line (Fossyl). Acoustically grounded,
but with touches of Soul. Mr. Adams best instrument is his rich
baritone voice, which lends these tracks an attention-grabbing
authority. The songs are a mix of originals and mostly familiar
covers. My favorite of the originals is the upbeat Feel Good Day (7).
There Goes the Blues (13) is my favorite cover, in part because this
is a great Texas Johnny Brown song that rarely (if ever) has been
recorded by anyone else. (Nick Delay – WKVR-fm) 02/08

"Live At Jimbos Take 2"
This CD is down home funky style
It features the "Jim Adam Blues Band" at their best "in front of a live
audience" and is getting airplay around the country

Press Clips
"Big Jim and Little John entertained us with their foot stomping,
knee slapping blues. Whether a blues fan or someone new to the
sound, the audience enjoyed the diverse selection that included old
time blues as well as contemporary sounds. This show was a real
crowd pleaser." Karen Gerrity / Cultural Affairs Manager / City &

County of Broomfield

Review of September 6, 2007 Ruthie Foster show at The Thirsty Parrot
By Thom Rogers
The show kicked off with a 10-song set from Jim Adam Jim’s skill at
storytelling, emotional singing and the honest musicianship of his
acoustic guitar with that right hand thumping bass while strumming
were the perfect appetizer for Ruthie’s upcoming show.

“His sound is genuine delta pluck to slidin’ contemporary blues, and
the vocals are impeccable…front man Jim Adam is a consummate
(Pikes Peak Blues Community)