I was quite delighted to get a message from local luminary, music journalist and author Bill DeYoung a few weeks back. He asked if I'd be up for an interview to be published on the excellent local news aggregate site St. Pete Catalyst which accurately touts itself as "curating the sparks that propel the St Pete engine". He has interviewed a lot of my musical favorites from Neil Finn, Art Garfunkle, Benmont Tench and Stan Lynch, Davy Jones and Peter Tork, and the list goes on.
More recently I had enjoyed his interviews with some tremendous talents closer to home: Rebekah Pulley, TC Carr and Jeremy Douglas. I was nervous and excited. Nervous because I don't feel very interesting and might embarrass myself but excited to get a chance to say a few things that people might like to hear or know about me. Also, any chance to talk about music with such a knowledgeable character was sure to be fun.
After some ridiculous mix-up concerning which coffee shop we were meeting at, we sat and talked quite comfortably and freely, with Bill occasionally digging in on a question. All in all quite a nice time. Anyhow, there is a link to the interview below.
And for the record, my favorite magician is the late, great Ricky Jay!
Music is a way of life for Kirk Adams - by Bill DeYoung
photo by Bill DeYoung