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Adam Bolt

December 13, 2019 | 7 pm
Cascade Draft House
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Adam "Bovine" Bolt, commonly known as The Abingdon Troubadour, was the front man for The Ordinary Bitters and has led several projects from incubation to hatchlings. There is no comparison to Bolt's highly acclaimed solo style that can guide you through your own demons via yodeling to having you shout out rap lyrics back to the stage. Bolt describes his music as "Sensationalized, Cynical, and Seasoned Songs in the Key of Country", and his live performance will have you Laughing, Crying, Singing, and Dancing.


Adam Bolt often referred to just as Bolt or Bovine has been performing since his childhood upbringing in Roanoke, VA. He would try as hard as he could to make his aunts laugh by performing Michael Jackson's 'Moon Walk' on Saxony carpet. Later he went on to cover Little Richard's "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and Was (not Was)'s "Walk the Dinosaur" in Wasena elementary's talent show. In third grade he played both parts in singing Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe", on one side of Bolt's face he had make up and the other a mustache with a wig that was chopped off on one side.

It wasn't until the Christmas of 93' that Bolt discovered his love for hip hop. After watching Whose Line is it Anyway, Bolt started a freestyle about Santa and how he was a PUNK. After his family relocated to Durham, NC, Bolt concentrated on hip hop music. He would right rap battles in Mr. Linke's biology class then perform them at Lunch. At one point he obtained a 5-0 winning streak until one day he retired after being brutally defeated by a Freshman Fabolous Look-a-Like. During this period he was a full time member of Hoodcroft, LGX, Bull City Bad Guys, and Mental Patience. All of which he was later kicked out of for some reason or the next.

After a long and dishonest relationship with hip hop, Bolt decided to go back to his roots. It was on those car trips to Alabama he remembered listening to John Prine, Robert Earl Keen, Cat Stevens, and James Taylor. The music of his parents was inside of him and began to influence his writing.He started to create music his parents would listen to to gain their acceptance and respect but ended up respecting the music.

Bolt currently lives in Abingdon, VA and working on new music as we read. He has shared the stage with everyone from New Riders of the Purple Stage, Unknown Hinson, JP Harris, Shana Tucker and many others.