Adam Jason IIWII dusts off his jeans at Cinema Bar

(Nirada Phaphant and IIWII)

The bookers at the Cinema Bar do a great job of finding quality local talent, and Adam Jason IIWII is no exception. The Americana, alt-blues artist has a new album on the way called Romance and Reason With Love, so the CCN chatted with him about all of that and more…

When did you start playing and performing?

I started playing music and performing when I was nine years old, I believe I was in the fourth grade. I started out on clarinet for a year then transferred to alto saxophone. I had my first large concert performance in fifth grade for the whole school, families and staff. I will never forget that day. The whole auditorium was standing and clapping along to the song I played with my two friends. We were all playing saxophone and the song we chose to play was “Rock ‘n’ Roll Part 2”. I switched over to guitar when I turned 15 and started performing and writing my own music. I haven’t stopped since.

How would you describe your sound…

That’s always a tough one for me to answer – alternative blues, country rock with a bit of edge is the best way for me to describe it I suppose, though every song and each album I have released have and are a touch different. The style seems to evolve. 

What are your career highlights so far?

Honestly, every single experience/show/album released/tours done have been eye opening in a lot of ways. I cherish them all. I have gone on seven national tours and played a handful of music festivals, The most recent one was in 2019 when I played in the SXSW Film and Music festival in Austin, TX. That was a liberating moment being there and performing. 

Do you have any recorded music available?

I recorded four albums with my first band Headpeace. Since then I have 11 solo albums with number 12 soon to be released. The new album title is Romance and Reason With Love. I intend on releasing it In December.

Have you performed at Cinema Bar before? Any memories?

I have quite a few times. I don’t exactly remember how many times though.

What can we expect from the set this time?

A lot of high energy, some new songs from the upcoming album and a bit of the unknown. I never can truly say what to expect when I play a show. I like to go on tangents and free-style. I tend to change up my songs a bit depending on my mood and the environment. I like to let the energy in the room fuel my music. I also enjoy bringing energy and life from my songs to everyone in the room. A give give kinda situation if you will. Feeding off each other.

What else do you have coming up?

After my new album is released I will start booking a 2023 national tour. Probably thirty to forty show dates for next summer/ fall. I am very excited to get back on the road. I live for music and traveling. Playing music and traveling is the cherry on top for me. It continues to drive me in life. 

Adam Jason IIWII can be found at He performs on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Cinema Bar. More info on the show at

Elsewhere this week

Culver City’s music venues have a full calendar of entertainment over the next four weeks. The next show at Boulevard Music is the Carl Verheyen Band on Saturday, November 19. For more information, go to

The Culver Hotel will be hosting the likes of Sylvia & the Rhythm Boys and Scotty Bramer. Go to for more info.