Adams overcomes disorder to return to...

Adams overcomes disorder to return to music

There are 15 comments on the Evening Sun story from Aug 22, 2009, titled Adams overcomes disorder to return to music. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Tom Adams, of Gettysburg, performed last week at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.

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Kevin Nell

Royal Oak, MI

#1 Aug 24, 2009
Good article
Frank Schoepf

Big Rapids, MI

#2 Aug 24, 2009
How delightful to see such a well done article about our local Bluegrass talent, and Tom Adams in particular.

Tom is such a stellar performer; the consummate bluegrass musician, and his success in overcoming a career-destroying illness is an inspiring story that needs telling.

Thank you for telling it; you have done much for many.

Frank Schoepf

Chambersburg, PA

#3 Aug 24, 2009
A great and well deserved story about one of American music's premier musicians.
Will Fastie

Crofton, MD

#4 Aug 24, 2009
I appreciate seeing such a long and thorough article about a Bluegrass musician. Thanks.
Nancy Puckett

Annapolis, MD

#5 Aug 24, 2009
Tom Adams is the most all around inspiring musician that I have met and having the new knowledge about him overcoming the plight of his condition just adds to that inspiration. Keep those sparkling eyes smiling, Tom!
Maggie Cronic

Nashville, TN

#6 Aug 24, 2009
Tom, your blessings have been your struggles to embrace reality and be resilient to the changes that keep you with the music you love. I salute your perseverance.
Bob Curell


#7 Aug 24, 2009
Well done!! I am happy to hear of a great Bluegrass player able to overcome a major problem and be able to continue entertaining bluegrass fans. Great article, keep them coming.
Carroll Swam

Jarrettsville, MD

#8 Aug 24, 2009
Congratulations to Tom for his perseverance and hard work. I'm looking forward to hearing more of his vocals and guitar.
Wendy Hamer

Harrisburg, PA

#9 Aug 24, 2009
A great article for and unsung local hero of bluegrass!!!

We are blessed to have one of the best bluegrass festivals in our own backyard. Seeing Tom’s play in person at the Gettysburg festival was inspiring. Get out and support the local festivals and live bluegrass music jams. With out us…the fans…there can be no music. Keep bluegrass music alive; bring a friend to a jam or a festival.

Thank you Tom and Thank you to the Evening Sun for such good coverage of the Gettysburg festival.
Deana Reese

New Oxford, PA

#10 Aug 24, 2009
My best wishes for a life continuing to be filled with musical accomplishments, Tom!

I remember as a child our mothers taught Sunday School together. Several times I was in the Adams' home as they practiced and it always fun to listen to the music of The Adams Brothers and Dad.

Sometimes our life's gifts are like a fruitcake that gets "recycled." It's still the same fruitcake, just with a different giftwrap. Your talend is the same as it has always been, you've just used a different instrument to present it.

Hope to get to see you sometime soon and renew some fond childhood memories. All my best!
David Hamby

Hillsboro, WV

#11 Aug 24, 2009
I know Tom, he's always been a winner in anything he tries. He always makes me proud to know him.
David Hamby

Hillsboro, WV

#12 Aug 24, 2009
I had lessons from Tom. He is just great, a winner in anything he wants to do. I am proud to know him and wish some of his talent and kindness would rub off on me. - David

Whittier, CA

#13 Aug 24, 2009
Yes, that was me beating on his head. Tom always wanted to practice, practice, practice when we were growing up. On the other hand, I wanted to go to the carnivals and collect the money. It paid off for Tommy, he got to play with the best of the best over the years. Now that I live on the other side of the country, I miss my big brother and wish him all the best with MC and the Flamekeeper Band.
Tim Brewer

Chambersburg, PA

#14 Aug 26, 2009
Great to hear that my fellow GHS CLASS OF '76, Tom, or Raymond as I knew him all the way back to first grade at Eisenhower Elementary is doing well.

Tom - you need to come join us on FACEBOOK!
Harry Menear

Brogue, PA

#15 Aug 29, 2009
I had the pleasure of appearing with Tom in the Hershey Area Playhouse production of "The Boys Next Door". As a dedicated amature guitar player myself, I found Tom's story a real inspiration. I wish Tom success in all he undertakes.

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