Jason Eady with Adam Hood

Capitol Theatre at Hargray Capitol Theatre

Macon, GA


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This show has been moved from Grant's Lounge to Hargray Capitol Theatre. All tickets purchased for Grants Lounge will be honored.

Solo artist. Frontman. Behind-the-scenes songwriter. For more than a decade, Adam Hood has left hismark onstage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes soul, country, andAmerican roots music into the same package.It's a sound that began shape in Opelika, Alabama. Raised by working-class parents, Hood startedplaying hometown shows as a 16 year-old, landing a weekly residency at a local restaurant. He'dperform there every Friday and Saturday night, filling his set list with songs by John Hiatt, SteveWarner, Hank Williams Jr, and Vince Gill. As the years progressed, the gigs continued — not only inAlabama, but across the entire country, where Hood still plays around 100 shows annually.These days, though, he's no longer putting his own stamp on the songs of chart-topping country stars.Instead, many of those acts are playing his music.Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Anderson East, Frankie Ballard, Josh Abbott Band, Lee AnnWomack, and Brent Cobb are among the dozens of artists who've recorded Hood's songs. An indemand songwriter, he signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville and producer DaveCobb’s Low Country Sound in 2016, while still maintaining a busy schedule of tour dates in supportof his third solo release, Welcome to the Big World. Two years later, he continues the balancing actwith his newest album, Somewhere in Between.A showcase for both his frontman abilities and songwriting chops, Somewhere in Between also shinesa light on Hood's strength as a live act. He recorded most of the album live at Nashville's SoundEmporium Studios over two quick days. Teaming up with producer Oran Thornton (AngaleenaPresley's Wrangled, Miranda Lambert's Revolution) along the way, their goal was to createsomething that reflected the raw, real sound of his concerts, where overdubs and unlimited takes arenever an option. Also joining Hood in the studio were bassist Lex Price, guitarist and co-writingpartner Pat McLaughlin, and drummer Jerry Roe, all of whom captured their parts in a handful oflive performances. Hood tracked his vocals at the same time. Stripped free of studio trickery andlushly layered arrangements, Somewhere in Between is an honest, story-driven record — the sort ofalbum that relies on craft, not gloss, to pack its punch.It's also an album that finds Hood telling his own story. A dedicated family man, he wrote"Locomotive" after watching his young daughter develop her motor skills while playing with a set ofblocks. A road warrior, he penned songs like "Downturn" about a life filled with wanderlust and longdrives from gig to gig. A native Alabaman who still lives in the Yellowhammer State, he celebratesAmerica's rural pockets with "Keeping Me Here" and "Real Small Town," two songs that fill theirverses with images of main streets, open landscapes, hard times, and good people.Somewhere in Between may be autobiographical but there's a universal appeal to this music. A trueblue-collar songwriter, Hood shines a light on the everyday experiences — from family to friends tothe thrill of Friday nights — that we all appreciate. It's extraordinary music about ordinary lives,performed with conviction by a man who continues to balance a critically acclaimed solo career withhis commercial successes as a songwriter. "It's southern music," he says, grouping Somewhere in Between’s wide range of music under anappropriate banner. "That's what it represents: the soulful side of southern music, the country side ofsouthern music, the genuineness of southern culture, and the way I grew up. One of the t-shirts I sellat every show simply says ‘Southern songs’ and that's a good summary of what I do. It's what I'vealways done."

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Hargray Capitol Theatre

382 Second Street, Macon, GA, 31201

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