10.11.18Adam Knight organizes Grant Green Tribute concert!
On Thursday, October 11th, Adam Knight and USC Upstate are excited to present a Grant Green Tribute Concert. Much-loved and often overlooked jazz guitarist, Grant Green, will be honored by accomplished regional guitarists, including Adam Knight, Monty Craig, Matt Dingledine, Tim Fischer, and Troy House. The featured guitarists will perform some of their favorite tunes from Green’s extensive catalog, celebrating his compositions and his unique and soulful playing style. Green’s music ranged from classic 1960s Blue Note swing and hard bop, through 1970s soul and funk.
The guitarists will be supported by a formidable rhythm section including Shannon Hoover (bass), Lovell Bradford (piano/organ) and Tim Blackwell (drums). The concert will also feature the USC Upstate Guitar Ensemble. This performance is free for all students and USC Upstate faculty/staff with ID and $5 for the general public. Tickets available at the USC Upstate Box Office. For more information, contact the box office at 864-503-5695.
CLICK LINK BELOW FOR ARTICLE BY DAN ARMONAITIS of the Spartanburg Herald Journal.
08.16.18Adam organizes Phish tribute for FR8 Yard's, GR8 American Phish Fry
Dan Armonaitis wrote a great feature on the GR8 American Phish Fry for the Spartanburg Herald Journal. Find article link below.
07.25.17Adam Knight Jazz Trio featured on Scene on 7, promoting The Wheel Sessions!
Greenville's own Scene on 7, did a feature on Greenville's underground jazz series called The Wheel Sessions. The Adam Knight Trio is performing at The Wheel Sessions on July 27th. Jamarcus Gaston and Megan Heidlberg, hosts of Scene on 7, interviewed drummer and creator of the Wheel Sessions, Kevin Korschgen. Following an interview about the concert series, the Adam Knight Trio performed at the studio taping. Adam Knight (guitar), Ethan Burkhardt (bass) and Kevin Korschgen (drums) performed "Nephew James," an original composition from Adam Knight. Follow link below for the video.
09.01.15EARSIGHT feature in Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Earsight was featured last week in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Thanks a lot to Dan Armonaitis who interviewed the band and wrote about the new album and CD Release show at Gottrocks.
Follow the link below to see the article.
08.09.15EARSIGHT - LIVE STUDIO SESSION for Fete Magazine, Greenville
Matt Morgan, Jay Spivey, Sit and Spin Studios and Fete Magazine Greenville invited Earsight to do a live studio taping for the August issue. They performed, "Working Funk," an Earsight original by Adam Knight. Working Funk is also the first track on their debut, self-titled EP.
Follow the link below to watch the live video.
06.25.15EARSIGHT - ALBUM REVIEW (SoulandJazzandFunk.com)
Bill Buckley from SoulandJazzandFunk.com reviewed Earsight's newly-released debut album. Regarding Adam Knight's composition, Working Funk, and the album as a whole he says:
"[The album] has its virtues and there's plenty here for serious jazzers to enjoy with the opener, 'Working Funk' maybe best representing what Earsight can offer. At six minutes plus, it's a bouncy, bassy loose workout which maintains interest throughout."
Thanks to Mr. Buckley for the kind words. Click on "launch related site" to read the full review.
05.14.15EARSIGHT RELEASES DEBUT, SELF-TITLED EP - MAY 2015!
Upstate, South Carolina-based funk/jazz outfit, Earsight, released their highly anticipated debut album in May 2015. The self-titled EP was recorded live in Atlanta’s legendary Southern Tracks Studio. On this recording Earsight displays both contagious energy and inspiring creativity. Their sound comes together where the jazz, funk, and jam band worlds intersect.
Earsight is a high-energy, organ-based instrumental quartet, combining funk, straight-ahead jazz, soul, gospel, and New Orleans flavor. “We were all in a place where we wanted to explore the sound of an organ-based band." (Adam Knight) -Michael Staton, Anderson Independent Mail. Earsight produces intoxicating, danceable grooves with a progressive edge, reminiscent of bands like Soulive, Galactic, and Medeski, Martin and Wood. Their music is tight yet exploratory with an emphasis on interaction and improvisation.
Please contact Adam Knight for interviews, promo album copies, or song links for review.
05.14.15EARSIGHT - NEW WEBSITE - CD FOR SALE!
Earsight has a new website and album to share with you. Please take a minute to check it out, sign the mailing list, and buy the new album.
08.12.14Adam Knight Trio to play jazz stage at the 2014 Fall For Greenville Arts and Culinary Festival
Adam Knight will be performing again at Fall For Greenville -this year, with his dynamic jazz trio. The trio will feature Shannon Hoover on bass and Tim Blackwell on drums. The Adam Knight Trio will perform on Sunday, October 12th at 12:30pm, on the Furman Jazz and Blues Stage. Fall For Greenville is an amazing festival full of great music, food, and people. Come join us for some great sounds.
04.25.13Earsight to play Artisphere!
Earsight, Adam's jazz/funk/fusion project, will be performing at Greenville's Artisphere Arts Festival on Sunday, May 12th from 11:30am-12:30pm. Artisphere has been ranked the seventh best fine arts festival in the country. Come out and enjoy the music, people, and art.
01.07.13Adam interviewed for article in Upstate BE Magazine.
Adam was recently interviewed by Michael Staton for an article in Upstate BE Magazine/Independent Mail Online, a local publication in the Anderson/Clemson area. Topics of their discussion include Adam's current project, an organ-based jazz/funk quartet, and how being a part of a band can be more fulfilling than just working as a jazz guitar sideman.
Please follow the link for the full article.
10.18.12Adam is featured in a Q&A session for the Spartanburg Herald Journal
In this article/interview Adam discusses his influences, current projects, and love for funk.
08.14.12Adam's funky organ trio
Adam has started an organ trio project with Will Sinclair (Hammond B-3) and Tim Blackwell (drums). Their music draws from jazz, gospel, blues, soul, funk, and fusion. The band members all love the music of Jimmy Smith, Soulive, Grant Green, Robert Walter, Medeski, Martin, and Wood, and Galactic. They will be performing originals in this style as well as some of their favorite tunes from the artists mentioned above.
04.24.12Adam Knight Jazz Trio to play Greenville's Artisphere Arts Festival!
Adam has been asked to perform at the Artisphere Arts Festival on May 11th, from 5:30-6:30pm (Culinary Arts Stage on Broad Street). The festival is held in downtown Greenville, SC and will be happening the weekend of 5/11-5/13. Please visit the website for more information. Come out and enjoy some art, food, and music!
11.16.11Don't Get Around Much Anymore -performed at Kennesaw State University
Adam's guitar ensemble arrangement of Duke Ellington's, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, is being performed by the Kennesaw State University Jazz Guitar Ensemble. Kennesaw State's Jazz Guitar Ensemble is directed by Trey Wright.
09.21.10Adam -hosting the jazz jam session at Blues Boulevard
I am hosting the bi-weekly jam at Blues Boulevard in Spartanburg. Come out and sit in if you can. We've got a great house band. Check my "shows" page for dates.
06.02.10Link Magazine/Metromix Greenville -Article on Adam
Greenville's Metromix (Link Magazine) does a feature on Adam's music, life, and upcoming date at the Brown Street Club.
05.06.10Adam is officially booking jazz gigs in the Carolinas.
For info on upcoming trio dates check out the "shows" page.
02.24.10GOLDEN is OFFICIALLY ON HIATUS
After years of writing, recording, and touring, GOLDEN is officially taking a break. We are all involved in different projects (bands, recording, etc...) and would like some time to nurture them. GOLDEN will not be booking any more shows for time being. We will continue to work together on some level, most likely writing and recording. Stay tuned to see what the future holds.
02.22.10Adam will be performing at a Benefit for Haiti
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05.04.09"Night Reminds the Day" is finished!
GOLDEN's second studio album was released in February 2009. Already receiving positive reviews, NRTD is available on itunes.com, amazon.com, or at www.goldentheband.com.
07.01.08GOLDEN -in studio
GOLDEN is finishing up tracking for their second album, a follow up to 2006's ...you and everything...
Be on the lookout in late summer/early fall. This album will surprise and engage you from start to finish.