Joseph Adamik

Born 1972, Chicago, Illinois

Instruments & Composition Proficiency

Drum Set, Percussion, Marimba, Vibraphone, Electronics, Analog Sampling, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Guitar, Piano, and Organ

2010-Current:  Iron & Wine

Kiss Eachother Clean:  Horn Arangements, Bass Clarinet

Morning Becomes Eclectic

Radio City Music Hall 01.29.2011

Singing into your Mouth: Iron & Wine With Ben Bridwell - Drums, Percussion, Bass Clarinet

Selected Professional Jazz Activities

2000-Current: Bob Dogan Trio, Drums

Rings, Bigfoot Jazz 2005
My Blues Roots, Bigfoot Jazz 2009

2010: Harry Allen

2006-Current: Andy Brown Trio

2005: Hod O'Brian

2000-2003: Nate Walcott Octet

The Nate Walcott Octet, 2003

1999-Current: Carl Lukoff

1994-2006: Franz Jackson, Drums

1994-Current: Russ Phillips, Drums

1992-Current: Ira Sullivan, Drums

1991-Current: Jim Baker, Drums

Professional Music & Composition Activities

2000-2012: Califone

Califone is four-member band playing a combination of blues-rock and experimental music, with inspiration drawn from early American folk music as well as electronic. With Califone, Joseph Adamik has recorded six albums, contributing both instrumentally and compositionally.


Quicksand/Cradle Snakes (Thrill Jockey 2003)

Heron King Blues (Thrill Jockey 2004)

Deceleration One (Perishable 2003)

Deceleration Two (Perishable 2003)

Roots and Crowns (Thrilljockey 2006)

All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (Dead Oceans 2009)

Califone Selected Performances:

2010 SXSW Film/Music fest, Austin TX

2009 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT

2009 Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh PA

2009 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL

2007 Museum of Contemporary Art, Sympathy For the Devil

2007 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL

2007 Malibu Performing Arts Center

2006 Northwestern University

2006 University of Chicago

2003 Ballroom Marfa, Texas

2002 Columbia College

2002 BBC Studios, London

2002 UCLA, All Tomorrows Parties (curated by Sonic Youth)


2006-Current: Califone & Brent Green

Califone teamed up with film maker/animator Brent Green for a series of performance art pieces featuring animation, live film score compositional music, and spoken word.

Califone & Brent Green Performances:

2008 Sundance Film Festival, New Frontiers, Curated By Creative Capital

2006 The Getty Center

2006 Warhol Museum

2006 Wexner Center