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Heartfeeder – Chapter 10

Another month, another chapter. This heralds the recording and release of the eponymous Concord album, the cover being recreated for our 40th anniversary gig.   There is also the wonderful tale of the group’s (it was 1970 – they were a group) appearance at Scotland’s first festival in Inverness. Note the price of 25/-, that’s… Read More…

Heartfeeder – Chapter 9

Chris’s return to Denmark Street was to prove more fruitful than his first visit but you may wonder, as he did over the years, if he made the right choice back in 1966.  All is revealed in Chapter 9 of Heartfeeder.  All previous chapters are on the Band News section of the website. Time to… Read More…

Heartfeeder Chapter 8

Apologies for the delay in giving you the next chapter but, after various computer problems have been solved, we are delighted to be back on track.  This chapter is very poignant as we come up to the anniversary of Chris’s passing and it starts with Chris’s own thoughts concerning his father’s death.You may wonder why… Read More…

Heartfeeder – Chapter 7

15 July 2018 Today would have been Chris’s 74th birthday. We are remembering him by posting chapter 7 of Heartfeeder which features some harrowing moments and the band’s first residency.  If you enjoy reading his memoirs, why not get a copy of “The Grail Guitar”. Excellent value, a great read and the last few signed… Read More…

Heartfeeder Chapter 6

This may seem a strange photograph to accompany the latest chapter of Chris’s memoirs but, all will become clear as you read on and learn how Chris first met John Mannion and had a horrendous experience with drugs – Chapter Six Waiting for the Sky to Fall By early ’65, Pauline and I had at… Read More…

Heartfeeder – Chapter 5

Time for another delve into Chris’s story.  The building above is The Royal Exchange in Glasgow.  Now the Gallery of Modern Art and home of the iconice statue of The Duke of Wellington with traffic cone that has become synonymous with Glasgow, it was, back in the early sixties, home to The Stirling’s Library and… Read More…

VIDEO: Hey Jack

STRING DRIVEN THING playing live at The Famous Bein Inn 2007.

As STRING DRIVEN, Chris Adams still leads the group with an Americana sound. The new album, “Songs from Another Country” is due for release in 2009.

Heartfeeder – Chapter 4

This next chapter sees Chris take him into the world of accountancy and gives him the first taste of the music business. He also discovered a man who would become the inspiration for one of Chris’s best songs “Hey Jack”. A video with the song can be accessed here on the site. Chapter Four Hey… Read More…

Heartfeeder – Chapter 3

Our last offering left you with Chris seemingly heading off to Galveston. Things in life, however, do not always go to plan…. read on..   Chapter Three   My Little Runaway   We headed South by train and that evening, after Cary had interceded on my behalf, I was taken on as a cabin boy… Read More…

Heartfeeder – Chapter Two

    Following on from Chapter One, we move into the 1950’s with Chris heading off to his first school, St Aloysius’.   Chapter Two Don’t Fence Me In 1950 brought the first really big gear change of my life when we left the city centre flat for a terraced council house way out in… Read More…