Originally created 06/03/04

Sonic spotlight



NAME: Adam Tolar

AGE: 20

HOMETOWN: Augusta

OCCUPATION: Junior at Augusta State University majoring in business marketing; employee at A World Of Music

PLAYS: Seven-piece Tama Star Classic Performer drums with 10 symbols. "I like to have a lot of little toys; to be able to make different sounds."

STARTED PLAYING: Clarinet in the sixth grade; drums when he was 15

PLAYED WITH: Kilroy's Hollow (late 1999 to mid-2001), Sixth Hour (May 2003 to present) Billy S (December 2003 to present)

FIRST REAL CONCERT HE ATTENDED: Toad the Wet Sprocket and People Who Must at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater when he was 13 or 14

BEST SHOW HE'S EVER PLAYED: Locobazooka with Spyt, opening for Sevendust at the Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, July 2001. "The whole dream is to be on the big stage and give something back to the crowd. For those three songs, I got to live that dream."

INFLUENCES: "I really got started because of Mr. and Mrs. Garrel, my music teachers at Lakeside High School and Lakeside Middle School."

PRE-SHOW RITUAL: "I like to really wash my hands for some reason; it's kind of an OCD thing. I need to be happy, too."