with Erin Lunsford (solo)
Powerhouse vocalist and songwriter, Adar, is based out of Charlottesville, Virginia. She formed her band, Adar, in the summer of 2016, and has since gathered an enthusiastic following with her compelling original songs and her charismatic performances. Adar draws from a deep well of original compositions, and introduces new takes on covers that transcend genres from Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock, and more. She released her first EP, The Rapids, in March, 2017.
Reviewing The Rapids, Nick Rubin of the C-Ville Weekly, wrote, "On The Rapids, classic soul sonics give way to balladry as well as touches of reggae and Cubanismo. Her band delivers tasty trumpet and organ solos and whining steel guitar; Adar’s lyrics are sensorily rich with flavors and textures, and...production sets everything in the right space.”
-Nick Rubin, C-Ville Weekly
About Erin Lunsford:
Erin Lunsford is an amazing singer and lyricist from Charlottesville, Va. Erin’s compositions, which include self-styled guitar, banjo, and keyboard melodies, are sure to please. She is the powerhouse front-woman of local funk/soul band Erin & The Wildfire, who appeared on the main stage at LOCKN 2014 and LOCKNWOOD 2015 w/ the late Leon Russell. Charlottesville’s Paramount Idol voted Erin their top choice in 2013, winning the competition with comments from the panel like “perfect intonation.” She won 1st Prize at Rapunzel's 11th Annual Songwriting Contest and several other awards have followed. Erin's recording projects include a debut solo album "I Saw The Thread" in 2012 Erin & The Wildfire's Debut EP in 2013 and several singles with the band in the last year.
In April 2017, Erin opened for Bruce Hornsby at Infinity Downs. In 2016, Erin performed alongside Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, Pimps of Joytime, and the T Sisters in FloydFest 2015's Buffalo Mountain Jam. Erin has also opened for The Village People, Leon Russel, Mingo Fishtrap, and Jon Pardi.
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