Presented by: The Jam Factory
Adam McGrath is a folk singer stationed wherever he lands. He travels the state highways and byways of New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and parts beyond, slinging songs and offering up low rent barroom philosophy both solo and with his band of chancers, The Eastern.
His songs have gathered more than their share of good reviews in NZ and overseas, he’s been nominated for a couple of serious music awards (including the Apra Silver Scroll), Graham Reid from the NZ herald called him ‘NZ’s toughest minded songwriter’ and Barry Saunders from The Warratahs simply described him as “The Truth” while Radio New Zealand referred to him as a “National Treasure”.
With The Eastern and solo he has shared stages with and opened for Fleetwood Mac, Steve Earle, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Rodriguez, and many more. He takes the most pride though in getting up and putting it down, in both small towns and big.