Shadows & Reflections
Michigan born Adam Labeaux has been performing professionally since 1992. He was chorally trained, and taught himself how to play guitar by listening to records and watching other musicians. He is a fierce rhythmic guitarist, and an adept finger-style player. Adam plays what he calls jafolfunk fusion. It is a blend of no-so-equal parts jazz, folk, soul, funk, and rock, creating a sound distinctly his own. His songs are filled with poetry and personal tales, dreams and philosophy. Adam says of his songs, 'I believe that presenting a song is akin to painting a picture. The listener must be able see that picture clearly, and experience an emotional response to it.' His vocal style has been compared favorably to Jeff Buckley, Rusted Root's Michael Glabicki, Natalie Merchant and Cher, among others. His first CD release 'Food for Thought', with the jazz-rock quintet PERPLEX circa 1997 was hailed as 'Easily one of the most repeatedly enjoyable listening experiences one is ever bound to encounter.' by the Bay Area Review Magazine.