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Mark Adams
Hammond Artist and B3 Legend, Marc Adams (*1952) was a first call for touring, recording and performing in New Orleans. His history spans over 30 years and he was considered the father of New Orleans B3 Hammond Blues Organ. Equally comfortable as a B3 single as with the big horn bands, Marc had anchored the Hammond and Piano Chair for many high-caliber national and international artists. A fine vocalist, with an un-assuming and humble approach, Marc was the quintessential groove monster. Marc was the most under-rated and under-promoted organist in the national blues and funk community and is well known in the national music scene. His prowess on the keyboard and B3 organ landed him in the center of the city's blues' scene, having performed locally, and toured nationally and internationally with the likes of the Dixie Cups, Marva Wright, Tab Benoit, Bryan Lee, Irma Thomas, Brother Tyronne, Colin Lake, Eric Lindell, Ian Cunningham, Andy Forrest and countless other renowned artists. For the last 10 years, he was the house piano man at Irene's Cuisine Restaurant. He was a frequent site on the New Orleans Jazz Fest & French Quarter Fest stages.
Marc died in 2017.
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Crawfish Lady
Blues Beacon Records BLU-1035 2

Bryan Lee, guitar, vocals
Jody Golick, tenor sax
Ward Smith, tenor sax
Barney Floyd, trumpet
Bryan Lee, guitar, vocals
Marc Adams, organ
George Rossy, piano
André Maritato, bass
Sammy Neal, drums
Best of the Bayou Blues
Vanguard 79802-2
recorded October 1992 through 1999
Tab Benoit, guitar, harmonica, vocals
Willie Nelson, guitar, vocals
Derek O'Brien, guitar
Marc Adams, Hammond organ, piano
Paul English, Hammond organ, piano
Reese Wynans, Hammond organ, piano
Chubby Carrier, accordion
Steve Bailey, bass
Greg Rzab, bass
David Lee Watson, bass
Ray Allison, drums
Kenny Arnoff, drums
Gregg Bissonette, drums
Allyn Robinson, drums
Doug Therrien, vocals
West County Drifter
M.C. Records MC-0067
recorded in New Orleans, LA, Petaluma, CA and Nashville, TN/USA
Eric Lindell, guitar, harmonica, vocals
Joe Cohen, sax
Chris Fitzgerald, tenor sax
Derek Huston, tenor sax, baritone sax
Adam Theis, trombone
Nick Ellman, clarinet
Thomas Johnson, guitar
Peter Smith, guitar
Colin Lake, lap steel guitar
Marc Adams, organ, clavinet, piano
Ivan Neville, organ, clavinet, piano
Delbert McClinton, harp
Chris Arenas, bass
Myles Weeks, bass
Jake Brown, drums
Will McMains, drums
Peter Joseph Burtt, kora, vocals
Supervision Needed
Audio & Video Labs 5638605754

Marc Adams, organ
Jason Mingledorff, tenor sax
John Fohl, guitar
Burny Robinson, guitar
Chuck Archard, bass
Allyn Robinson, drums

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