Stevie Coyle and Glenn Houston make up the dynamic guitar duo, The Quitters. Having each quit some of the best bands in the business; both are late founding members of The Waybacks. Stevie Coyle has a long and illustrious career as an entertainer that began well before birth and Glenn Houston’s well decorated history in music is best known to berry heads for his founding role of powerhouse Americana quintet, Houston Jones. As individuals, both are renowned players in music circles. Now they have joined forces, to the delight of California audiences, to become a right-handed, right-side up fingerpicking and left-handed upside down flatpicking twosome. Mostly acoustic. Some electric. Much serendipity.” –Strawberry Music Festival
Dazzling guitar, scorching harmonica, soulful singing and spellbinding stories are all delivered by Doug Adamz with insight and a terrific sense of humor. Between bawdy blues, exquisite instrumentals or hilarious story songs, he makes the phrase “wide-ranging talent” sound woefully inadequate. Thanks to a great deal of airplay on alternative and community radio stations, three songs from his “National Steel” CD held the #1, 2 & 3 spots for eight weeks on RMR’s Acoustic Blues Chart.
He has recorded nine albums of original, instrumental music and songs. The range of his writing and musical skill lends his shows an epic quality; as his compositions have been used by The Joffrey and San Francisco Ballet, were featured in a film by Robert Altman (The Company), heard in a PBS documentary soundtrack (Jim Thorpe, World’s Greatest Athlete) and in two Spanish television series (La Frontera Herida, Sahel). The Kronos Quartet also commissioned Doug to write several short pieces.