HigherGround Music
Adam Wakefield

WOKO welcomes

Adam Wakefield

Joe McGinness

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Showcase Lounge

South Burlington, VT

$12 advance | $15 day of show

This event is all ages

Adam Wakefield
Adam Wakefield
Adam Wakefield is a singer-songwriter who has secured his place in Nashville, TN, but is far from the typical artist one may expect to find in the Country Music Capital of the World.

Growing up in New Hampshire, Adam didn’t intend to become an artist. In fact, his original goal was to become a musician. He began to play piano when he was younger and in search of a hobby, especially one at which he believed he could excel. Adam’s intuitions were correct, and he continued to play piano until it was time to make a musical choice and hone in on a certain genre as a pianist. Rather than choosing the predictable classical route, the man who has become celebrated for his uniqueness in his artistry opted for jazz.

The desire to continue his piano-playing in the jazz circuit lasted about one year into college, and that was when Adam realized he wanted to make a larger contribution to music than the one he was destined to at that point. Striving for something more, he decided to join his brother, who was in Baltimore, and put together a band. While juggling a full time job in construction during the day and band practice at night, Adam was also carving out some time to sharpen his skills as a songwriter. Channeling an eclectic group of artists from Stevie Wonder to John Prine to Willie Nelson, Adam would allow whatever phase he was in musically to drive him to create pieces reflective of his revolving interests.

What certainly can be said about Adam Wakefield when it comes to the music industry is that he approached it uniquely, he entered it humbly, and he thrives in it confidently. It is those qualities that make Adam a standout, influential performer in a town that celebrates musicality and yearns for the type of atypical twist he brings to the country music format.
Joe McGinness
Joe McGinness is currently one of country music’s best kept secrets with his creative catchy songwriting and energetic performance skills that rival many of his industry peers.
Growing up in the Champlain Valley of Vermont and Upstate NY, Joe was introduced to music at a very young age by his family. Both parents performed music and influenced Joe along the way.Family is so important to the rising star..... In fact, currently Joe has two of his older brothers backing him up on stage. Many years of playing music professionally, Joe has crafted his own unique blend of Country Music. Along with writing and recording his own music Joe is also an accomplished guitarist and producer.
McGinness has been featured on many radio and television stations including Sirius Xm , Pandora,98.9 WOKO as well as many other FM station throughout the US. His single "Blame it on the weekend" Was featured as an ( iTunes Hot Track of 2015).
Joe has also recently shared the stage with many great country artists such as Frankie Ballard (Sunshine & Whiskey) , Granger Smith ( Backroad Song) , Lonestar, Neil McCoy , Josh Thompson , Jimmy Wayne and Mark Chestnut.
Joe's live shows seem to be his trademark these days. Joe has developed a large loyal following winning fans over everywhere he goes. McGinness will keep you captivated with his unique voice and tricky guitar skills as well. The upcoming artist is riding the success of his many hit singles It's Gonna Be A Good Night, Blame It On The Weekend and Tonight Belongs To Us to name a few. Joe has just emerged on the country music scene and has so much more to offer in the future to his rapidly growing fan base. Stay Tuned .... The Best Is Yet To Come!
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403