Paul Adams, award-winning composer of eclectic New Age music, transforms into PD Adams with “This Curious Wonder”

PD Adams – This Curious Marvel

Photo by PD Adams

PD Adams

A 12-song album of Americana/Folks songs painted with lyrics and poetry centered around that age-old question of “Who are we and what am I doing here?” »

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, USA, April 7, 2022 / — For years, Adams was a luthier making stringed instruments (an exotic 10-string Swedish Hummel for Daryl Hall is one example). But composing was his passion. In the 90s, inspired by college studies in ethnomusicology, under his full name (Paul Adams), he released thirteen award-winning genre mixing instrumental albums to great acclaim (amassing over 118 million streams on Pandora). However, he held back his songwriting material. “Even though I wrote poetry and lyrical songs, the fear of being exposed kept me from doing so.”

The twelve songs of “This Curious Wonder” are stunning observances of this “incredible place of wonder” and were written during the 35 years that Adams also worked in the field of mental health as well as violin making and music. composition of instrumental music whose albums have had a great impact. in the new age genre. “I decided to release ‘This Curious Wonder’ under a slightly different name (PD Adams) to avoid confusing fans and those digital algorithms on media streaming platforms. I thought it might be too shocking for the list of reading Paul Adams from someone on Spotify or Pandora, suddenly featuring songwriter-oriented tracks with lyrics like “monosodium glutamate,” “existential wonder,” and “hidden in the shadows.”

From a curious old mystic around the corner, the ironic source of a victim’s revenge, a simplistic voice emphasizing the truth of illusion, about existential analysis and the unconscious need to stumble on the dusty cosmic road , “This Curious Wonder” is a vision of Adams curiosity trying to define and explain this vast wonder to himself – to find a way to make it all make sense. “Everything is fine here, from the odious to the sublime. Like a carnival huckster, I felt like I was shouting welcome to the great circus of wonders! »

Playing most instruments (guitar, dobro, harmonica, oud, dulcimer, mandolin, sitar), Adams approached the album – from writing, recording, producing and illustrating like a painter. “I mixed, I adjusted, I stood back and observed. I also had valuable feedback, vocal harmonies, flugelhorn and piano from Australian Elizabeth Geyer. I am indebted to my friend David Hoffman (13 years playing/arranging with Ray Charles) who added the horn and encouragement. Then came national flatpicking champion Andy Hatfield on mandolin and British steel guitar magician Bradley Harper” (whom I met on Instagram.). “Nature has a sharp, defining chisel. This album reflects the wonder of being shaped and shaped by the mystery unfolding around us. The CD box set includes all lyrics plus bonus art, poetry and good dogs with an existential nature.

“This Curious Wonder” will be released worldwide on all platforms on 04/07/22

For more information:
PD Adams website:,

“Sometimes I Feel”
“The man on the 4th floor and the vine”

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