Todd Adelman current release
Highways and Lowways
Release Date: 1.15.15
“…It’s no surprise then, that the album recorded at The Mountain House, Adelman’s studio in Nederland, is rich, deep and polished. From the wailing guitar and country beat of the opener “Cold Mississippi Blues,” which sounds like a lost Robert Earle Keen track, to the subdued ballad of “Ghost Train” to the thick, funky, baritone saxophone on “Oh Marie,” and gorgeous story of “Wabash Avenue,” Highways and Lowways winds like a country road through fields of Americana, pastures of roots rock and hillsides of outlaw country…”
-Marquee Magazine 4/5 stars
While recording his latest album, just about everything went Todd Adelman’s way. He brought a bunch of top musicians and engineers to his Nederland-area studio and immersed them into his music and the Colorado experience. Although the final product took almost two years to complete, everyone agrees it was worth the wait. His new alt-country album, “Highways & Lowways,” will be “officially” released January 2015.
The recording session took four days at Adelman’s Mountain House Studio. The musician, who has been a mainstay on the Front Range music scene since the mid-90s, wrote the 14 original songs, sung all lead vocals, played acoustic guitar as well as piano and harmonica.
“Highways and Lowways” is officially my summer jam. Music lovers in Colorado tend to go pretty nuts for the blues this time of year, and I can hear these tunes bouncing off the mountains at every festival from Telluride to Trinidad. Anchored by 14 original songs by Todd, the album was recorded at The Mountain House by a bevy of A-list players including Andy Hess (Black Crowes), Diego Voglino (Marshall Crenshaw), Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams), Kelvin Holly (Little Richard) and Pete Rubens (The Old Nationals). Chad Hailey (JJ Cale, Neil Young) and Brandon Bell (Alison Krauss, Darrell Scott) engineered and mixed it to tape.