Born Bad from the Tina Adair Band

Born Bad - Tina Adair BandThis week saw the release of Born Bad from The Tina Adair Band.

After a rapid rise in her solo career after she stepped out from her family’s band, Bluegrass Edition, in the late ’90s, Tina dropped out of music to pursue a college degree. She lost her beloved brother a few years back, which initially sapped her enthusiasm for music, but has now brought her back with a renewed vigor to continue in the tradition they both loved.

Tina plays mandolin and sings, with her husband Tim Dishman on guitar and vocals, Sim Daley on banjo, and Forrest Goodman on bass. All of them can pick like the blazes, but Tina and Tim’s vocals are the star attraction. They are a powerhouse band, with just the right mix of passion and virtuosity, and I can’t wait to give this one a good listen.

From a quick perusal of the album at CD Baby, it looks like Born Bad offers a nice mix of scared and secular material, much of it from Tina’s pen.

Here’s a promotional video with a taste of the record’s first track, How I Was Raised, an Adair original.


If you find yourself in Nashville on Saturday (2/16), drop by their CD release party at The Station Inn.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.