Adam Shoenfeld has been one of Nashville’s most in-demand guitarists for some time now having played on 45 No. 1 songs and earning seven nominations at the Academy of Country Music awards for Guitar Player of the Year. He’s been band leader on every single Jason Aldean record and toured with Tim McGraw as well as writing songs for the likes of Faith Hill.
So it comes as no surprise that his solo record, ‘All the Birds Sing’ is full of great songs, performed and produced excellently by Shoenfeld and his wife Katie Cook. It draws influence from the rock n roll music Shoenfeld grew up on and draws heavily upon personal experience.
The title track is a real highlight, full of passion, it’s an empowering track with a rousing chorus whilst ‘Son’ begins as a simple piano ballad, with a beautiful lyric – a message to his son, reassuring him he can do anything he wants and that he’s proud of him. ‘Say A Word’ also shows that there is real weight to his words, it’s meaningful, poetic songwriting. Of course, the guitar work throughout is exemplary, but his vocals should also be applauded.
He has found his voice and though he may be a busy man in the music industry, I hope he finds time to capitalise on this with a second record!