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'When I Got the Music I Got a Place To Go'

Adam Gundrum

Age: 38

Bands: A Failed Escape, Uncle Ankle, Bo Jackson 5, RONNG, Bullhive

Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard

Current gig: Adam Gundrum and his Heavy Hex and solo acoustic performances

Fulton, Indiana native Adam Gundrum started a band before he knew how to play an instrument at the age of fourteen and has not stopped since. A lifelong love for music and appreciation for a wide range of genres, he’s played it all.

In 2020, the pandemic lock down inspired Gundrum even more. During the quarantine, while playing around in his basement, his one-man-band act blossomed from COVID boredom to music videos and singles being released in late summer/early fall of 2020.

In honor of the three National Record Store Days that are scheduled toward the end of August, September, and October 2020, Adam released 3 singles, each a month apart. Twenty five one-of-a-kind, 7-inch lathe cut singles of each song released were sold, and a hand-cut paper collage made by Gundrum was included in each record sleeve.

“Music to me is a good way to release. You can zone out and play music and forget about the stresses of the day. It’s therapeutic. It helps me reset myself in a way.”

He feels music is a healer of the soul and gateway to staying on the right path for those who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, and more. “There’s magical stuff that can happen when you get lost in music. You can feel a certain natural high. I feel like if you’re playing music and you don’t get that feeling, you’re not doing it right.”

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