Cole Adams is a seasoned singer-songwriter, rhythm guitarist, and entertainer. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, he’s also made Reno, Nevada, and California, his “homes away from home.”
Being a transgender male, Cole takes pride in being a part of the LGBTQ+ communities. Over the years he’s enjoyed playing solo gigs, as well as with a few different bands, duos, and trios.
As a songwriter, Cole creates a folk-rock sound with a side of soul and blues. Inspired by The Beatles, his midwestern/southern hometown roots, and the late 1960’s folk-rock sounds of LA’s Lauryl Canyon, he began playing guitar and singing at age 13. He learned a lot from his Beatles music books, and yes, they're also his all-time favorite band.
In the year 2000, he discovered his love for singing and songwriting just a few days after being gifted an Epiphone Gibson acoustic guitar from his parents in celebration of his 16th birthday.
Cole played the Saint Louis music scene from 2005 - 2017, starting out in bars and restaurants at age 21, before moving to Reno to play the northern Nevada music scene by the time he turned 33.
Flashback to November 2012, he attended his first singer-songwriter convention in Los Angeles with a company called Taxi. This is where he met San Diego/Escondido musicians, Robert Woldin, and musician/engineer, Jeff McCullough. The three of them successfully put together the perfect studio band to record a full-length album, including four of Cole's original songs, a couple of covers, and some originals from Woldin.
The trio gathered to record in McCullough's Escondido studio along with talented LA drummer, Gootch Ibarra, SD local musicians, Jackson Patrick, Dylan Casey, and Greg Douglass, former lead guitarist and songwriter for the Steve Miller Band.
The studio band went by the name, 'Generations.'
Their full-length album, “Stories From An Old House”, was released in March of 2015, with Cole's original songs including,
"Soda Jerk", "NYC Lady", "700 Miles", and "Your Soul Shines."
2013-2015 was spent traveling back and forth from St. Louis to the San Diego area (Escondido) to record the album. He also took this time as an opportunity to play gigs and open mics throughout the SD area, Laguna Beach, Long Beach, and Los Angeles.
Cole enjoyed traveling the entire state of California and moved to nearby Reno, Nevada in October of 2017. Blessed with many musical opportunities in Reno, including several weekly gigs in the downtown area, he thoroughly enjoyed his 2 years in the Biggest Little City and misses it often.
Cole is currently writing more music and learning the art of home audio recording. He loves to write from the depths of his soul and to sing his heart out whether on a stage or in a studio.
His first single release 'Because I Do' is OUT NOW and available on all digital and streaming platforms.
Cole recently re-recorded this song, the first song he wrote and recorded at 16, putting a fresh new spin on it with talented mulit-instrumentalist, producer, and audio engineer, Paul Niehaus IV of Blue Lotus Studio in South City, Saint Louis, Missouri.
All videography and photography credit for the new single and official music video goes to the talented, Jessica Weidhaas.
New music coming in 2022.