Adam Kestler has been playing guitar since the age of eleven and has been performing, recording, and teaching for the last 19 years. He attended Boston’s Berklee College of Music and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. During his time at Berklee, Adam studied with Jon Finn, Livingston Taylor, Jim Kelly, and Curt Shumate. Adam is also a certified music teacher in the state of New Jersey. He has done numerous national tours and recording sessions. Some highlights include sessions at New York’s Avatar Studios, Dubway Studios and Boston’s New Alliance Studios. He has appeared live at many of the nation’s top venues including The Knitting Factory, CBGB’s, The Paradise (Boston), Starland Ballroom, The Stanhope House, and Maxwell’s to name a few. Adam has shared the stage with such artists as The Marshall Tucker Band, Band of Gypsys, Jon Herrington (Steely Dan), John Platania (Van Morrison), and blues legend Joe Louis Walker. In May 2011 Adam released his first solo record of original instrumental songs called, “Back To Normal”. 2014 finds Adam writing, recording, and performing brand new material for his next record.
Back To Normal is a collection of organic melodic songs that reflects Adam’s diversity and talent as a writer, performer, and band leader. “The goal with this record was to write instrumental songs showcasing the guitar in all different genres that will appeal to everyone”. “The songs are completely singable even with the guitar as the lead vocalist”. “The listener will be humming the melodies even after the record is over”. “My other goal with this project was to work with all new people in the studio which made the experience fresh and kept the element of surprise at a constant ”.