Played Music City Roots On
July 27, 2016
"I knew Anthony the awesome and welcoming bartender from Kimbro’s and I knew of Anthony Adams & The Nite Owls, but until I arrived on Wednesday, I didn’t know they were the same guy. Sorry! What a nice surprise. Because the band’s soulful southern rock, its controlled tempos and deep emotional commitment really hit the spot and lit up the crowd. There was expert slide electric guitar from Josh (son of Grady) Martin. Harmony vocals came from our fave Dorothy Daniel of The Danberrys. And Joel Meeks, on the far side of the stage from me, repeatedly blew the room away with lively solos on both harmonica and alto sax. Meanwhile there was Anthony center stage holding it together with killer songs and a commanding voice. The ballad “Moon” was a standout. So was the standing ovation from his loyal Franklin followers and a bunch of folks who’d just heard him for the first time."