CROSS-POLLINATION CXLIII - TUES MAY 22ND - 7:30-10 PM
ADAM MASTERSON
JAMES APOLLO

Some people write songs because they've got a record company schedule to meet. Others write for the money. Some write because they want to be famous. And a few write songs because they have something to say that demands to be heard.

Adam Masterson is firmly in the latter category. He doesn't really know where his songs come from. He doesn't know what makes him write them. All he knows is that he has to sing them. His first record "One Tale Too Many" was a debut album to restore your faith in the art of great songwriting. It is a pop album - in the way that Neil Finn once defined pop as "an appreciation of simple, elegant melodies over interesting chords". But it's also a timeless record.

Adam stands in a tradition that unites songwriters who have followed their muse regardless of fad and fashion or the demand for hit singles. Songs that could be dropped down in any time or place and which would strike a deep and resonant chord.

Adam Masterson is in it for the long haul and his story is only just beginning. He's written songs for a new record and is on the verge of recording them for his highly anticipated sophomore record. Adam is currently playing shows in the New York City area.

A Tumbleweed. A hapless dreamer. A savage purveyor of roots eccentricity. James Apollo is the drifting soul that has been swindling the stout hearted compendium of urban hipsters and farmer's daughters for years.

Lighting out for the road at legal driving age, James refused the ties of the respectable citizen. Move in, rock out, move on. The experiences have lent all the knowledge of an aging hobo, with all the grace of a slow dance with Fred and Ginger.

LISTEN TO ADAM MASTERSON LISTEN TO JAMES APOLLO
CROSS-POLLINATION CXLIII ::: Tuesday, MAY 22ND
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - ADAM MASTERSON | adammasterson.com | myspace.com/adammasterson
8:45 - JAMES APOLLO | jamesapollo.com | myspace.com/jamesapollo
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft ADAM MASTERSON & JAMES APOLLO!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero