Guitarist Rad Andy and Bassist James Dawkins bring their signature Real Groove Music to a casual, intimate setting with the innovative duo ¡Rad & Jamez! With musical experience including performances at Merlefest & the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and an impressive discography, the artists bring together the smooth grooves of easy listening, the complexities of jazz influence, and the intensity of acoustic rock together for groundbreaking new tunes and exciting, surprising covers!
The signature album of ¡Rad & Jamez!'s Real Groove Music style is an all original collaboration of Tony Williamson & Rad Andy, featuring James Dawkins! This album is an 11 track disc in a sleek trifold package. Combies traditional instruments such as mandolin and acoustic guitar with rocking drums, electric bass and delicate countermelodies. Fuses jazz and acoustic styles with bluegrass influence.
Legendary mandolin player Tony Williamson blazinges forth with his scintillating jams. Joining him with dynamic vocals and inventive guitar riffs will be Rad Andy. Underneath these fascinating textures are the smooth basslines of James Dawkins, whose runs and solos never fail to delight and dazzle. The three’s recent release of the new album “Dreams & Lies” has been received with enthusiasm wherever the trio has toured, including Triad Acoustic Stage in Greensboro, Randy Wood's Concert Hall in GA, and the elegant Mansion in Chapel Hill.