adeem the artist

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Adeem Maria (they/them/theirs) is a seventh-generation Carolinian, a makeshift poet, singer-songwriter, storyteller, and blue-collar Artist. They began toiling at their instrument in 2002 when their family relocated to Syracuse, NY and used songwriting as a vehicle to process the ensuing culture shock, their faith, and later their journey through apostasy.

Blending a homegrown affection for Country Music with the emotional ballyhoo of alternative folk in the early aughts, they have created a unique brand of Americana that pays homage to John Prine and John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats) in equal parts.

On Cast-Iron Pansexual, they weave a rich tapestry of words with humor and wit; exploring identity across coalescing subcultures. Traveling to Carolina to get their Tarot read while straddling the duality of being a "blue collar boy" who is a "complicated dame," Adeem excavates unwonted stories of the forgotten south.

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Upcoming Events

  • Adeem The Artist
    Adeem The Artist
    The Pinhook
    Dec 10, 7:00 PM
    The Pinhook, 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701, USA
    with Al Riggs
  • Adeem The Artist
    Adeem The Artist
    Isis Music Hall
    Dec 11, 7:00 PM
    Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA