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Tina Adair Band

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Tina Adair began singing at the age of three. Everyone who heard her voice knew she had found her calling. At five, her mom showed her three chords on the guitar and her love for stringed instruments blossomed. She now plays banjo, fiddle, bass, piano and her signature instrument, the mandolin. Tina soon joined her family band, Bluegrass Edition and in 1996 they won the prestigious “International Pizza Hut Showdown” in Owensboro, KY.
As a result of this award, Tina Adair and the Adairs (a new name for a new era) signed with Sugar Hill Records. Tina’s first album, Just You Wait & See, was released in September of 1997 and featured Chris Thile, Bryan Sutton, Aubrey Haynie, Viktor Krauss, Charlie Cushman, Keith Little, and Alan O’Bryant and was produced by Jerry Douglas. The record received rave reviews and exposed Tina to a national audience. The album sold in excess of twenty thousand copies climbed to the top ten on the Americana charts. The success of this album culminated in Tina being nominated four times for SPBGMA “female vocalist of the year” and twice for the IBMA “female vocalist of the year” second round.
After a successful four year run with Sugar Hill, Tina decided to leave the label to pursue an education in music business at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. However, her passion for making music still ran deep and by the end of 2000, she had completed her second, and equally well-received album, All You Need.
Now, after years of preparation, Tina has decided to take her love for performing to a new level. She is introducing an incredible new band, simply titled The Tina Adair Band. It is a group of musicians who admire and understand Tina’s songs, and the way she sings them. The band is in the process of completing its first album and by all indications, bluegrass audiences will be so very glad to have Tina back.

Tim Dishman has joined forces with his wife Tina Adair. Tim and Tina’s strong vocal blend and Tim’s authoritative and inventive guitar playing provide the rhythm for the band’s dynamic sound. Born in Valparaiso, Indiana, Tim has family roots deeply planted in Alabama and West Virginia. He grew up playing drums and occasionally electric bass in his family’s gospel band. He turned to bluegrass at thirteen when he received his first guitar and his first Tony Rice album. He started his bluegrass career playing guitar with The Porter County Bluegrass Band. He later played electric bass with The Kenny Stone Unit. When Tim met Special Consensus leader Greg Cahill he finally got an opportunity to show off his talents as an acoustic bass player and tenor singer. Tim became a member of Special Consensus in 1999 and traveled with the band through 2004, playing on both the 25th Year Anniversary project as well as the award-winning Route 10 album. Tim is also a two-time nominee for Bass Player of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards.

Sim Daley -- Although it seems unlikely, banjo player Sim Daley fell in love with bluegrass music while growing up in a small Cornish fishing village in the southwest of England. In June of 1994, Sim won first place at the renowned Edale Bluegrass Festival Banjo Contest, the largest in the UK at the time, and was touring extensively with the band Wild Turkey. He soon departed for greener bluegrass pastures and now makes his home in Nashville, TN. Sim has since shared the stage with such contemporary bluegrass stars as Melonie Cannon, Adam Steffey, Ronnie Bowman, Stephen Mougin, Kim Gardner, Deanie Richardson, Brandon Rickman, Mike Anglin, Jennee Fleenor, Steve Thomas, and Booie Beech to name just a few.
Sim is also the sole proprietor of Daley's Instrument Co., which caters to the needs of professional road musicians, studio players, and hobbyists alike. He is also the builder of Daley mandolins and guitars. These stellar instruments are played by Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss and Union Station), Adam Steffey (The Boxcars), Stephen Mougin (Sam Bush Band), and most recently, Tina Adair to name just a few.

Forrest Goodman grew up playing and singing in the southern gospel music genre in churches all over the Southeastern United States. Eventually his love and passion for bluegrass music brought him to the upright bass and bluegrass rhythm guitar. Word of Forrest’s talent was beginning to spread and in 1998 Forrest found himself playing guitar with the Randy & Kenny Holland Band. It wasn't long before he had joined forces with Josh Williams in the early days of his career. In 2004 Forrest got the call from The King of Bluegrass, Jimmy Martin to play bass on some show dates in Roanoke VA. Forrest had been helping TAB out with the bass duties periodically when ever the need arose, so when it was decided that Tim would swap to guitar in the band, Forrest was the natural choice to undertake the bass, and the rest, as they say is history. Goodman's rich and soulful voice provides a depth within TAB's vocals blend that round out the harmony perfectly. His rock solid bass playing holds the band's dynamic rhythms together and in the pocket which contributes greatly to the over all sound of The Tina Adair Band.