Bucky Adams History
Born in April
of 1937, Charles Richomond 'Bucky' Adams began playing music at 11 years
of age as a bugler with the Sea Cadets Band.
It was a
logical choice for the one of the youngest members of the Adams clan, for
his family had, already at that time, a long history in music and
Through the years
there have been many different jobs that 'Bucky' has had to do in order to
maintain himself and continue playing.
In the 50's
and 60's the hot place for playing jazz was 777 Barrington Street.
This was sustained because, at the time, swing and all thing jazz were a
In the late 70's, his career hit a high with him making regular
appearances on television's 'Canadian Express', and at the same time he
and the Basin Street Band were the house band at Privateers Warehouse.
his time in the public eye was not to last all that long, for the
television show was cancelled and soon after that Privateer's Warehouse
fired him as their band.
He like many other musicians who decided to continue playing their own
form of music, what Bucky calls, 'totally unoffensive music', left the
Maritimes to seek a playing audience elsewhere.
some time in the hot spots of the United States, he decided to return
home. "The way of life is too fast....You would have to be on
drugs to keep up with it and they're not up with it and they're not for
me', says Bucky of the life that he chose not call his own.
Over the years, Bucky has performed with a number of well-known
artists including the likes of Dizzy Gilespie, Oscar Peterson and B.B.
As of late he
has been practicing in the hopes of again 'finding a home for my
music'. He recently played a week at Pepe's and is hopeful that it
will become the home that he is looking for.
As always he
is thankful to his family and especially to his wife for the support they
have given him throughout the years.