Lykins-Adams appear at the Rockfish tonight at 6! Mary Ellen Lykins is a savvy songwriter and a powerhouse vocalist. She brings a passionate voice to the story or the mood that's in each song. In her live performances, she offers unique moxie. It’s no wonder, she started with acting and the singing was mostly about musical theater. She moved to Washington from Utah in 2010 and made the PNW her home by sharing her singing in this vibrant music scene. Some have described her sound as the grit of Janis Joplin and passion of Etta James. A 2018 album “Let’s Play With Matches” of original music written by Mary Ellen and Craig Adams has been released.
Craig Adams enjoys diverse music styles, original writing, Blues, R&B and Rock mixed with anything smart and soulful. Craig started playing guitar at the age of 13. Shortly thereafter his music teacher invited him to play at venues locally as well as near the Canadian border, where thirsty Canadians packed the clubs if they wanted to drink on Sundays. He was hooked immediately, even though being under age meant he had to stay on the bandstand or outside during breaks!
His first published song "About Him” with the group The Menagerie in the 60’s was internationally distributed. Craig played the West Coast club circuit for years and opened for acts at the Paramount NW. The nuance, vocals and expressive lyrics of acoustic music continues to be a strong influence and desire. A 2018 album “Let’s Play With Matches” of original music written by Mary Ellen Lykins and Craig has been released.