“After several years of playing the electric guitar, I put down the instrument and picked up martial arts.
Adrian Bellue is a multi-guitarist hailing from Sacramento, California. Taking influence and inspiration from the new age contemporary movement, Adrian pushes beyond the limits of the acoustic guitar and harp guitar. Adrian has performed and studied with world renowned guitarists such as John Doan, Antoine Dufour, and Craig D’Andrea, and has been publicly endorsed by guitar masters such as Andy McKee and Don Ross. Adrian is pictured below with his beautiful Stonebridge G23SC-C. The guitar features a sitka spruce top paired with cocobolo back and sides.
Co-producing his first album with producer Brian Lee Bender, Adrian has been performing across the west coast and beyond with his modern approach to acoustic finger style guitar.
Running his musical operation out of his hometown in Sacramento, Adrian has been featured and interviewed on networks such as KCRA3 and Capital Public Radio.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have music in my life from the day I was born.
It seems almost everyone in my family plays music but it is my father Manfred who has always been my biggest inspiration. He taught me to use my ears at a very young age and gave me all the tools I needed to learn the language of music my own way.
Over the years I’ve sang, played piano, drums, and sax; but it’s the guitar that grabbed my heart and changed my life.
At times I’m a student, indulging in countless hours of devoted study to my craft.
My song can be ferocious, full of power and confidence, or it can be insecure and speak from a place of doubt.
Like many, music helps me to convey emotions I can’t put into words and I’m fascinated by its universal language and ability to communicate that which cannot be said.
What I do is simple, I strive play the sounds I hear in my hear in my head, nothing more, nothing less,I have no better understanding of the process than that.
There are many styles and disciplines of music I study and follow but in the end, it’s all just music. And while I subscribe to rigorous training and musical intellect at times, it’s the sense of total freedom I crave when the notes play themselves and I am merely their conductor.” ~ Kris Schulz