The trail of musical heritage that runs through Kentucky is so rich it’s impossible place a foot without landing on some thread of it.
Raised in Louisa KY, Adam Chaffins grew up amidst the culture of ‘Country Music Highway’ US. 23. Moving to Nashville in 2010, he fast became an in-demand bassist and vocalist, touring with Rounder Records’ ‘The Deadly Gentlemen’ and a stint with NC trad bluegrass band ‘Town Mountain.’ In the studio he’s gained the attention of producers like Buddy Miller and Dave Brainard, and as a writer he won a SESAC award in 2013 for a co-write with GRAMMY winning group ‘The Infamous Stringdusters’. Some Things Won’t Last, Chaffins’ Debut release coming fall 2018, is the fruit of all these years touring, melding, and craft honing. Working with Ethan Ballinger (Lee Ann Womack, Aubrie Sellers, Andrew Combs) and GRAMMY award winning engineer Brandon Bell (Zac Brown Band, The Wood Brothers, Sarah Jarosz) at Nashville’s Southern Ground Studios, STWL has ornamentation found more in pop and rock cliques. STWL brings together such a wide range of influences it’s simultaneously familiar yet far away. The soul tinge of his voice is like Stapleton with more cuss. Progressions are drawn out like heavy conversations. We all have these conversations, here Adam puts his to rest.