Roam 12" Vinyl LP
Adrian's Nashville Full-Band Record
After two records (Road on the Left, Hope For Us), with larger budget and sonic landscapes and production, Adrian wanted to go back into the studio and record what he and his new band sounds like live. The result is a raw tracking of a batch of strong songs by Adrian, touching on his departure from 40/hour week cube life, his roots and history, and even an attempt at traditional songs.
In November of 2012, Adrian's new Nashville-Based band was asked to record at Art Institute of Nashville for Keith Compton's (DC Talk, Michael W. Smith) Analog Recording Course (AU392). Over two sessions, the Nashville-based band tracked Eight new songs live, with minimal overdubs, to RMG 2" Tape. Additionally, Paul Niehaus (Calexico, Justin Townes Earle) played Pedal Steel and Lead Guitars, and Jared Manzo (Chris Scruggs) on Bass, drummers Aaron Distler (Heypenny) and Simon Roper (St. Johns), Fiddler Meredith Brown (The Bard Owls, MI), and Jazz Banjolele Kirabelle Frabotta. Mastered by Treelady Studios outside Pittsburgh PA for Vinyl Mastering.
Adrian Krygowski Biography
East Nashville musician Adrian Krygowski has been touring east of the Mississippi strongly since 2009, playing his brand of intense "Soul-Folk," as his band members put-it, to sold-out rock clubs, listening rooms, house concerts, coffee shops, festivals, and everywhere in between. He's touching on 400 shows since then, and only shows signs of gaining more steam, and dedicated fanbase.
The three-piece band of Paul Niehaus on steel (Calexico, Justin Townes Earle), and Jared Manzo on bass (Chris Scruggs), powers through their new record "Roam", a 7-song LP, on stages in the Nashville regional circuit, while Adrian primarily plays solo, or with fiddle, in most other markets still.
With recent highlights such as a trip to Daytrotter, Fearless Radio, WDVX, and bill-shares with Scott McMicken (Dr. Dog), Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three, Woody Pines, Joe Fletcher, Joshua Black Wilkins, Johnny Fritz/Corndawg, Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles, Adrian's road-tested show has been making instant fans every show.
Adrian and Meredith started performing together, as Meredith sat-in on a short midwestern tour in mid-2012. That winter, they worked to put a traditional tune "Jack of Diamonds" on Adrian's upcoming "Roam" LP. In early 2013, they were asked to perform at MKE Follies, a Milwaukee Performance company with Adrian's sister, Lindsey (Video from their 3-piece performance here. The show sold out, and their new act built on from there. Currently, Adrian + Meredith have been consistent in the Chicago, and Southern Michigan area, and plans to pick up more traditional and vaudeville musical stylings.
One of the first things Train Case Management was asked to do after signing Adrian, was to build a consistent band in the Nashville area. (Those from the area know musicians move around alot in a vast scene). Adrian had already been playing with Paul Niehaus on Pedal-Steel (Calexico, Justin Townes Earle, Lambchop) for a few months, with several new songs and Nashville-local showcases needing a fuller sound. TCM immediately found Jared Manzo, after playing with Derek Hoke & Chris Scruggs, and the consistent 3-Piece was formed.
With a rotating cast of drummers, Aaron Dister (Heypenny), Simon Roper (St. Johns), Joe Curet, etc., the band tracked "Roam", all brand new songs since Adrian moved to the East Nashville neighborhood. With the release of the LP, the full-band has only gotten more prominent in the scene, with well-known showcases such as 8 off 8th, $2 Tuesdays, Daytrotter, New Faces, Terryfest, and co-headlined their first date at The High Watt in May '13, with Music City Mayhem's darlings, Mercy Bell.
Adrian"s sound conjure the punk-inflected folk of The Avett Brothers and the "Americana Soul" of Delta Spirit, while his vocals draws comparisons to Bob Dylan and The Hold Steady"s Craig Finn...He is currently on the road for a 30 date nationwide tour, including three CD release cities (DC, Nashville, Chicago) and three showcases at SXSW. -Artists On Demand Blog Radio
Hopefully, you"ll get plenty of miles out of Hope for Us, too. This is an excellent record worth taking a journey with, especially into an uncertain future. -DC Music Download Blog
Adrian takes the listener along with him on a journey through his own personal growth, the failure of a relationship that doesn"t work despite the best of intentions, and his path to reconciliation and redemption. -MetroMusicScene.com Blog
Adrian Krygowski doesn"t try to reinvent the wheel, he just makes it roll with a unique swagger. Folk rock is the oldest of creative styles. Therefore, finding excellence in the field means either being a carbon copy of a legend or confidently expanding their legacy. -OnTap Magazine
I bought his CD and I think you should, too. He says he"ll be coming back through in the early spring. -StuckInsideKnoxville Blog - WDVX-FM Blue Plate Special