Pin-up by Tristan Williams
Issue 52 • June 2017 • Charlottesville
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With sultry, soulful lyrics and a devil-may-care attitude, Adar proves that good things still come in small packages. Her undeniably charismatic stage presence and stone cold backing band—including keyboardist Nick Berkin, bassist Andrew Hollifield, saxophonist Aaron Spring, and drummer Brandon Toliver—provide the perfect combination for a contemporary take on classic rhythm and blues. We caught up with her backstage at The Southern Music Hall to talk about her new EP, The Rapids, sobriety, and teleportation, among other things.

Adar - Skeleton Key

Adar will be performing on Saturday, June 24 at Love Fest, a two-day music festival hosted by the IX Art Park and 94.7 WPVC Charlottesville. The Rapids EP is currently available on iTunes and Spotify. Follow Adar at

Photography by Tristan Williams

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