Rob Adams

Folk & Jazz Critic

I've been writing for The Herald since 1988, covering jazz, traditional music, Americana and world music. I'm currently involved in persuading the health authorities that live music should be considered as one of your five-a-day.

I've been writing for The Herald since 1988, covering jazz, traditional music, Americana and world music. I'm currently involved in persuading the health authorities that live music should be considered as one of your five-a-day.

Latest articles from Rob Adams

Jazz singer Tina May and the Cambuslang connection

When Tina May talks about visiting Scotland as being “like coming home” she means more than the country. The Gloucestershire-born singer has earned an international reputation as the most English of jazz singers, with no mid-Atlantic twang to increase her “jazziness” when she sings and no attempt to hide her upbringing between songs.

Why flamenco king Daniel Martinez choose to make Scotland his home

Walking through the streets of Edinburgh in January, Daniel Martinez can understand why his family back home in Cordoba might think he’s a little mad. Having left Spain for Scotland on a whim, the flamenco guitarist who brings his Herald Angel-winning production, Art of Believing, to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this Friday has thought he was a little mad himself on occasion.