WILDER ADKINS, a gifted guitarist and singer/song writer from America’s ‘Deep South’ Birmingham Alabama, is making the trip ‘North’ to Aberdeen, Scotland on Thursday 3rd November 2016. Wilder is visiting Scotland having been personally invited by Dougie McLean to perform at the Perthshire Amber Festival, now in it’s 12th year, described as “The most original acoustic music festival in Scotland today”.
Downstage Aberdeen & Sightline Festival are delighted that Aberdeen will get the opportunity to hear such song writing talent and startling guitar skills in a small intimate venue, an evening never to be forgotten for those who attend.
Wilder grew up in in church singing old hymns in church and listening to his dad play renditions of Neil Young and Van Morrison songs on an old Guild Jumbo acoustic. In his teenage years, Wilder started going to more contemporary style services. Over time he started to appreciate the depth and poeticism of older hymns, such as ‘Nothing But the Blood’ and ‘This Is My Father’s World’, recognising them to be “full of simple truths”.
Wilder says: ‘In my own writing, I like to use natural imagery to give my songs a sense of place. I hope to point others to the beauty of creation’.
This promises to be a unique and intimate evening with an up and coming Christian artist.