While up in Montreal last weekend, I had the chance to meet some of the cityâs movers and shakers in the music scene. Someone told me about this young singer/songwriter named Adam Brown and after hearing a couple of his tracks, I knew I had to meet him.
Adam and I had lunch one day at the famed Schwartzâs Deli on St. Laurent in the Plateau neighborhood for smoked meat (essentially the Canadian version of kosher corned beef) and black cherry sodas â a delectable combo that people cram into the restaurantâs small space for daily.
The 25-year-old singer has been playing in bands since he was 14 and has worked odd jobs to pay his way (currently, heâs a janitor â how rock and roll is that?!). Adam is a vibrant soul with a happy-go-lucky attitude. And his music is top notch â rivaling that of Ryan Adams or Paul Westerberg (sure, theyâre different, but both perform attitude rock and thatâs a sound coming from Brown). His gruff vocals blend into the guitar-driven rockabilly folk creating a sound that you can not only bob your head to but also get down and boogie.