Bob Adams, a Winters musician-farmer, grew up as a jazz pianist and bassist, and has performed professionally for most of his life. He will sing songs and tell stories Wednesday at a fundraiser for the Winters History Project. Courtesy photo


Songs, stories raise funds for Winters History Project

By From page A7 | May 23, 2012

Original songs and stories about Yolo County history and farming by musician-farmer Bob Adams will help raise funds for the Winters History Project on Wednesday, May 30, at the Richard and Evelyne Rominger home north of Winters, 28681 County Road 29.’

As a musician, Adams grew up as a jazz pianist and bassist, and has performed professionally for most of his life. His concert and recording credits include work with such jazz luminaries as Stan Getz, Joe Pass and Freddie Hubbard.

Adams began writing songs later in life and now performs periodically as a solo artist singing, playing acoustic guitar, and telling stories in an intimate style.

The Winters History Project is collecting, preserving, cataloging, and scanning early photographs and documents of Winters and the earlier community of Buckeye.

Adams, who worked summers on the Yolo County farms of family friends, eventually brought his Stanford engineering degree to UC Davis to learn more about farming and ecology. He has award-winning olive oil, grapes and wine, field crops and goats. His wife Jen raises tomatoes for some top local restaurants and their daughter Skye plays with the baby goats.

Reservations for the 6:30 p.m. program may be made by calling Nicki Chapman at (530) 795-2676. A $25 donation is suggested. A light supper will be served.

Enterprise staff

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