RADAR: Robin Adams

Afficionados of the classic U.K. folk masters Nick Drake, John Martyn and, more recently, the likes of Benjamin Francis Leftwich and Alexi Murdoch, will want to explore the fine acoustic songsmithery of Glasgow troubadour Robin Adams. Pared back to mostly the intimate confines of finger-picked guitar and voice, Adams' music combines selected aspects of the Brit folk tradition while adding that special near-mystical quality through some skillfully opaque lyricism. The superb "Catapult" and "Sun Behind The Storm", released earlier this year, are Adams at his best with a production that is even warmer and richer than his 2011 full-length Be Gone. Look for a new song or two from Adams later this month.

Robin Adams - "Catapult"

Robin Adams - "Sun Behind The Storm"