"What makes Adam Stern unique from any other artist is the homespun simplicity of his gentle pop songs. He sprinkles a little bit of spice but does not throw everything on the kitchen sink. All in all, Music Mondays is an able exhibition of a talented artist that truly knows his music." – frostclick.com
"Stern steeps his new album in a strong Jamaican–flavored brew, peppered with a message of world peace and harmony. Tracks like "Brighter in the Darkness" and "Coexistence" typify his brand of pop: intricate rapid-fire lyrics, funky Isley Brothers-styled guitars and Stern's high, Sting-like vocals." – jweekly.com
"got the CD [Cosmicology] – it's been looping in my car player! listening to lots of positive thoughts this sunny weekend!" – Joni Yung, @ayogist, blog.accidentalyogist.com
"Adam’s latest full-length album, Cosmicology, has a more political and spiritual bent. He plays a brand of free-spirited acoustic music that he’s dubbed Organic Pop. Think of a Bay Area-bred G-Love or Jack Johnson with a hippie heart and a social uplift agenda." – 38thnotes.com
"[California Sun] is a song like no other, highly-original, and in a class by itself – very well done, indeed. I love this song, I love the video, and I love Stern’s style. So California!" – californiality.com
"It was the first piece that I actually saw I could play drums on. . ." – Mic Fleetwood
Adam Stern Bio – Long:
Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Adam Stern has been surrounded by music his entire life. As a child, his parents introduced him to artists such as James Taylor, Bob Marley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Having taken up piano and guitar at a very young age, Adam honed his talents playing along with his newfound idols, and soon started to create music of his own.
By age twelve, Adam had formed his first band and could be found hanging out in legendary Bay Area venues such as the Freight & Salvage, Ashkenaz, and La Peña. Stemming from the diverse musical culture of the Bay Area, he has blended the traditions of the folk artist and troubadour with pop, reggae, funk, world rhythms, hip hop and rock to create a unique sound he calls, “Organic Pop”.
At the age of fifteen he left home to continue his education. Adam lived in New England where in a barn in Bath, Maine, he recorded a large body of work on half-inch tape, intensely studying the art of analogue recording. After extensive travel, he returned to his native roots, albeit south, in Los Angeles, and in 2001 was officially awarded & recognized by the State of California as a, "California Arts Scholar."
In 2009, Adam recorded and independently released his debut full–length studio album, The Dreamer Child. The Dreamer Child is available now through all major online retailers.
In February, 2011, Adam re–launched his website adamstern.us, and began his Music Monday campaign, featuring the single, All Night Long, in which he records and releases new music to fans for free. During this time, Adam also recorded and released a special Valentine’s Day EP Collection, Bisou, containing the tracks, Bisou and Attraction.
On 11/11/11 at 11:11am, Adam officially released his second full–length studio album, Cosmicology, produced by David Noily of the band Elevaters, Adam recorded Cosmicology, along with all his other music in a recording space he built in Los Angeles known as, Player Lair Studio. Cosmicology is available now on iTunes, Amazon and directly through adamstern.us. Adam looks forward to sharing Cosmicology, his uplifting message of peace, coexistence, love and hope with the world, while rocking a city near you.
Adam Stern Bios – 200 words, 50 words:
In 200 words:
California-based artist Adam Stern's forthcoming album, Sunspots, is an inward journey through heartbreak. It explores how each of us, no matter how bright, have places and moments of darkness. As he moves down the path toward healing, in line with the cathartic spirit of the record, Stern does it all: he performs every instrument and every voice is his.
Stern blends traditional stylings with an honest, intimate, and purposeful narrative - all within the structure of popular music. The result is what Stern calls Organic Pop. "My goal is to cultivate an environment where people can peacefully come together," he says. "While of course deeply personal, the real fire behind what I do comes from the opportunity to write, record, and perform music for the world to hear; music that everyone can relate to. That's the soul of Organic Pop."
This insatiable desire to create sparked Stern to build his own studio in his Southern California home, and over the past 5 years independently write, record, and release over 60 tracks on various collections, including two full-length albums, The Dreamer Child and Cosmicology. Adam Stern's entire catalog is available for download on his website, as well as all social media platforms and internet retailers.
"My dream is that people love singing, dancing, and listening to my songs as much as I love playing and sharing them." It's time to spread Organic Pop around the world.
In 50 words:
Adam Stern is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter whose sound is an inviting, creative style he calls, “Organic Pop.” Spanning from rock to world rhythms, Adam’s songs are bursting with evocative hooks, catchy melodies, and raw honest emotion. His hope is that his music and live performance catalyze human connection, and unearth an environment where we are free to explore all that’s inside our hearts.