Adam Whipple has spent years on the road, honing and polishing his stage presence and songcraft, but he cut his teeth as a writer at the famed New City Café, Knoxville's one-time home for creative musical expression that became a proving ground for artists like Andrew Peterson, David Wilcox, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken, Among Savages (Peter Barbee), Ed Cash, and Jennifer Daniels. Fast forward fifteen years, and you’ll find Adam as a skilled multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and composer laboring to support numerous other artists in addition to doing his own personal work. His new full-length project, The Broken Seasons, is the product of a successful crowdfunding campaign and has already garnered critical acclaim.
Adam is also the leading editor of the arts journal Foundling House,
based in Knoxville and publishing poetic, prosaic, review, and essay content from around the country. Adam’s work has been published in Curator Magazine, on Analogue, and in Molehill by Rabbit Room Press, along with his own independently published chapbook A Channel to the Sea.
Ever beguiled by photography as well, Adam has increasingly branched out into visual arts, tramping through urban jungles and halcyon backwaters alike with camera in hand. Having shot in both the United States and Scotland, Adam's photography has been on permanent and rotating exhibits at various locales in Knoxville. Additionally, his design and painting explorations have grown to be a more definitive fixture of his work.