Adam Capps grew up listening to all genres of music and learned at an early age that good music is good music, no matter the genre. In his early teens he picked up an old, red, Danelectro guitar and began to pick away at it. It wasn't long after that, he had written his first few songs. During his attendance at Wichita State University, where he was an accomplished track athlete, he earned a degree in Spanish and Education. He used that degree to begin his first job as a high school Spanish teacher. During the last couple years of college he started performing at smaller venues and parties and gained a following in his hometown. It wasn't until the age of 24 that Adam had the aspirations to pursue a music career. In early 2014 Adam Capps and the Dirt Road Drifters came together and put out their first single, "Play it Proud". "Proud" became a sort of anthem for the band to live by and they strive to take pride in every aspect of their music and performance. "Play it Proud" is a gritty sounding rock/country anthem that has the subtle sounds of an acoustic guitar and then explodes into a southern rock number with a formidable 33 second guitar solo. Give it a listen and it will give you the definition of what ACDRD strives to be in their music! Not much time after coming together the band was featured in the Kansas Proud Concert, opened up for acts like Dustin Lynch, performances at Kicker Country Stampede in the Summer of 2015, and Adam was invited to perform at the legendary Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in Nashville as well as perform at a side stage at the CMA Festival in the summer of 2015.
The band consists of the 26 year old Adam Capps joined by a group of rockers who grew up in the 60's and 70's, during the golden age of rock music. Bill Hemmert plays a smooth lead guitar, Danny Burt pounding on the drums, and Chuck Simon thumpin the bass. Their blend of classic rock, country, and southern rock has become a hell of a sound that isn't like anything else on the radio today.