The Adam Craig Band has represented hard work, excitement, and passion on record and onstage since forming in 2006. Their determination and talent brought them to national prominence under the name TelluRide over the last few years, and the recent name change and the circumstances surrounding it has only strengthened their resolve to take their music to an even larger audience.
Lawsuits over the band's name earlier this year prompted a transition to the Adam Craig Band. And that's the only aspect of the band that has changed. The four-man band's brand of country music, rooted in harmonies, musicianship, and high-energy stage shows has only improved with the adversity they have been dealt.
"Dealing with two law suits involving our name has been a distraction for several months," said lead singer, Adam Craig. "Fighting them would have cost more time and money and we felt the best thing for the band was to change our name and focus on our music. We're the same guys, and the same music, just a new name. Many of our fans knew we were contemplating this change and we appreciate their loyalty. We can't wait for them to hear our new songs."
The band gained critical and fan acclaim with their debut album, Four Square Miles, a collection of 12 songs that included the nationally-charted singles "Pencil Marks" and "Stay." The album not only showcased the band's vocal harmonies but also the skilled musicianship of each member. Each member is a formally trained musician and each played on the entire album.
The band originally formed in 2006 when Washington state-natives Adam Craig, who also plays lead and rhythm guitar, his cousin/keyboard player Ryan Jones and drummer Brian Smith hooked up in Nashville with South Carolina-native, bassist Jimi Hendrix (his real name.)