Artist Showcase: Adam Hawley

Friday, December 23, 2016

Adam Hawley is known as a prolific artist and sideman, appearing with a list of artists in a wide variety of genres. Credits include Dave Koz, Jennifer Lopez, Brian Culbertson, Natalie Cole, Gerald Albright, Dave Koz and Friends Cruise, and American Idol to name just a few.

He currently has a successful solo career as a smooth jazz artist, and his debut record “Just The Beginning” was released on March 18. Not to mention his song “35th Street” has come in at #3 for Smooth Jazz Songs on the Billboard Top 100 Year End Chart of 2016!

We were fortunate to have the opportunity to work with him and get a pedalboard system that would be exactly what he needed. For Adam "...the goal of this pedalboard was to replace my rack without losing any of its functionality. I can program an entire show or use it like a traditional pedalboard with instant access mode. And it comes in under 50lbs in the case!”

Currently his pedalboard consist of the following pedals using a MusicomLabs EFX LITE 62M:

Guitar In, Custom Vertex Interface, Fulltone Clyde Deluxe Wah


Loop 1 - Xotic Effects SP Compressor

Loop 2 - Xotic Effects RC Booster

Loop 3 - Xact Tone Solutions Precision Overdrive

Loop 4 - Suhr Riot Distortion

Loop 5 - Dunlop Germanium Fuzz Face Mini

Loop 6 - Open (can add in external pedal via interface)

EXP Loop - Roland EV-5 Expression Pedal

Tuner Out - T.C. Polytune Mini


Vertex Boost (with Boss FV-50H in EXP) Custom Vertex Interface, Amp

Amp Effects Loop (switchable to in-series in front of amp)

Eventide H9 Modulation (wired to EFX LITE 62M via MIDI), Strymon Timeline, Eventide H9 Reverb (wired to EFX LITE 62M via MIDI)

Power Supply: Truetone CS-12

If you would like to see some clips of Adam's work as a guitarist check out this video:

Or if you want to know more about his music or find upcoming tour dates check out his website: