“Some of the spaces that Adam James Sorensen shares are as wide as the mouth of a canyon, easily accessed and open to us without posing any danger. My favorites, though, are the ones I have to squeeze into with caution and care, trying to connect to the pain, nostalgia and truth about us all that’s not quite so comfortable.” - Bob Hill As Adam James Sorensen's lyrics navigate through personal terrain, the warm timbre of his voice evokes a subtle strength that embraces the listener with both arms. Touring and recording with artists such as The Blood Oranges, Jerry Joseph, Neil Cleary, Melvin Sparks and Nostalgia 77, Sorensen's return to his native home, Chicago, was the catalyst for his newly released solo debut, MIDWEST. Evoking a strong melancholic undertone, MIDWEST offers Sorensen's observations with a reflective and honest fragility. On MIDWEST, he builds a lush and distinctive sound with the help of an eclectic, highly seasoned group of musicians. The album was recorded at Forgiveness Studio with renowned alt-folk producer Evan Brubaker (Edie Carey, Rachel Harrington), and features a remarkable line-up of guest musicians that include violist Eyvind Kang (Bill Frisell, Beck), multi-instrumentalist Mark Spencer (Son Volt, Laura Cantrell, Jim Lauderdale), cellist Christopher Hoffman (Henry Threadgill), Seattle singer/songwriter Rachel Harrington & mandolin legend Don Stiernberg.