for upcoming Radio Ramblers performances.
Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
Adam McIntosh – Guitar and Vocals
Rooted in Lebanon, Ohio, Adam McIntosh is the
guitarist and a vocalist with the Radio Ramblers. Adam
started playing Bluegrass at age 11, when he got his first guitar.
While still in high school, he entertained the visitors of Kings
Island with Bluegrass music. In 1999, Adam assembled a local band,
Borderline, where he initially met mandolin player, Mike
Terry. The next year, Adam began playing guitar and singing tenor
with Rounder recording artists, Dry Branch Fire Squad,
where he remained for 3 ½ years. During his tenure, they made
television and radio appearances and recorded one album, Dry
Branch Fire Squad, Live From New Burryport Firehouse. During
this time he also moonlighted, playing mandolin and singing with a
band, High Tymes, who later changed their name to
Kentucky Ridge, recording one album, Mountain Memories.
It is the honesty of Bluegrass music that he
appreciates and is why he has chosen to remain within this genre of
music. Adam was recruited as a member of the Radio Ramblers
in 2006. “I really appreciate the level of professionalism that
everyone brings to the band. Everyone is easy to get along with and
the musicianship is outstanding. I love audience response. I love
singing an a capella song that silences a crowd. I love seeing people
wipe a tear after a heartfelt tearjerker. That emotional response is
what it’s all about for me.” Among his many musical influences, he
credits Keith Whitley, the Lonesome River Band, the Eagles, Alison
Krauss and Union Station, Ray Charles, Doyle Lawson and Lou Reid.
When he’s not playing Bluegrass, you find him
inspecting pre-cast basement walls as the Quality Assurance Supervisor
at Tri-State Superior Walls. He and his wife, Jessica, a hairdresser,
own Salon 757, in Lebanon. They have a 2-year-old daughter, who Adam
claims is “smarter than I am”. Adam, his father and his sister,
Angie, also currently play in a small band. “I’ve been helped out by
a lot of people. I’ve been lucky to meet almost all of my musical
heroes. Bluegrass is simple, but it’s not easy.”
Interested in learning to play Bluegrass
Adam McIntosh is now offering banjo, mandolin,
guitar and electric bass lessons at 90 Deardoff Road in Franklin,
Call 513-314-9133 or email
for more information.