Becky Adams is an emerging artist from Fayetteville, Arkansas—a songwriter known for her introspective lyrics and infectious melodies. Along with her band, she creates a sound that has been described as deep and energetic; indie pop laced with soul and raw honesty.
We recently caught up with Miss Adams to chat her songwriting and her upcoming show at Smoke and Barrel in Fayetteville.
The Shindig Q&A with Becky Adams
Shindigmusic: Becky, thank you for this opportunity to showcase the music and releases you have had recently. How long have you been playing in Northwest Arkansas?
Becky Adams: Since October of 2018!
Shindigmusic: Tell us about your band members, do they contribute to the writing of your music?
Becky Adams: The band has contributed so much to my writing; I feel like I have a whole new world of possibilities to work with. I’m accompanied by some different musicians around NWA in a sort of rotating collective, depending on the venue and date of the event. The two artists joining me on Thursday are Jordan Strickland and Walter Ferguson. They have been very inspirational to me as far as honing my craft and opening new doors for composition.
Shindigmusic: What shows have you played in Northwest Arkansas that have been stand-outs?
Becky Adams: Definitely my first show at George’s, opening for Dawson Hollow and a local fundraiser called Platform NWA. Both of these shows offered so much energy from the crowd. Such a great feeling when you make that connection.
Shindigmusic: What is your writing process like?
Becky Adams: It’s a very cathartic process. I never really know when it’s going to hit me, but when it does I’m usually in full on writing mode until the song is complete. It can start with a line, a chord, or a concept that I find compelling and then it just snowballs from there.
Shindigmusic: What inspires your songwriting more, circumstances and situations or emotion? What inspires you to sit down and create?
Becky Adams: I’d say the emotions born of situations. I’m inspired by storytelling—I think so much good can come from being genuine and sharing our experiences with one another. For me, the best way to share my story is music.
Shindigmusic: We are looking forward to your show this Thursday at Smoke and Barrel, a local favorite, is this your first time to the venue? Who will be performing with you as well?
Becky Adams: This is my first time at Smoke and Barrel! I am so excited to be playing here. Honey Collective with be kicking off the show at 10, so be sure to come out!
Shindigmusic: What can we be looking forward to in 2020 from Becky?
Becky Adams: I’m really looking forward to sharing new music with you all. Be on the lookout for my first single, Overtime, being dropped this November and the whole EP in 2020.