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Origin:
Allentown, PA, USA
Decades:
2001-present

Adam Richman (b. ca. 1982) is an American indie pop singer-songwriter, who makes his own multi-track, multi-instrument recordings.

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Richman grew up recording songs using piano and guitar on a multi-track tape player. He is a graduate of Parkland High School in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania. He attended George Washington University for one year before deciding to drop out in order to pursue a music career; his first EP was recorded in his GWU dorm and distributed by CD Baby. He then toured constantly to support himself, working his way from coffeehouses to festival dates, with 100 to 150 gigs a year, aggressively working the college programming circuit. He sold CDs and T-shirts out of the trunk of his Geo Prizm. Richman has opened for artists ranging from The Roots to Simple Plan and now-labelmate Matisyahu.

Richman spent nine months working with a professional production team on an album project before scrapping it, realizing that he was sacrificing creative control in exchange for things he had already learned. He built a studio in his parents' basement, where he would record his next two records.

In 2005, having been signed by the indie label Or Music, he appeared at SXSW, and toured nationally to support his first full-length album, Patience and Science, opening for artists such as Puffy AmiYumi and Better than Ezra, and joined in the "Around the Clock Tour" with The Rocket Summer, This Day and Age, Socratic, and Sherwood. He was on the 2006 Rock Boat "floating festival".

His best-known songs are "Mary-Anne" and "Broken Glass". His single "The Loneliness Song" has a music video produced by the Nova Project.

Richman also works as a producer, including records such as Speechwriters LLC's The Bull Moose After Party. He now lives in New York City, and in 2006 began playing gigs with a power-pop band called The Consequence.


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