A Put-in-Bay, Oh., Round House Bar island tradition, since 1980, Mike "Mad Dog" Adams is living-proof that, "Every Day Above Ground Is A Gooood Day." (A catch-phrase he began using in his show back in the early eighties.)
"Mad Dog", who has been a music critic/writer for Scene Magazine, spends his winters on the road headlining music and comedy clubs large and small from British Columbia and Alaska to the Cayman Islands and Mexico and throughout the United States. He also has performed his unique style of interactive music and comedy in Florence, Italy for shows at the Fiddler’s Elbow Club and has hosted his own group Caribbean cruises and vacation trips.
Mike "Mad Dog" Adams has appeared in concert opening shows for a wide range of legendary performers.
Johnny Cash, Alabama, Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Starship, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Saget and many more. The list is long and continues to grow. He has also appeared on Comedy Central, The Nashville Network, The Dr. Demento Show, Sunday Funnies, Nightshift and many local television and radio shows throughout the U.S.
A recurring featured character in many of the Bob Adamov mystery novels, Mike "Mad Dog" Adams has recorded three albums of original music, "Me and Jim Beam" (1985), "Stuck on the Island" (1994) and "Lake ~Affect" (2005) and two comedy albums "Live at Laff-In" (1989) and "Live at the Funny Farm" (1999). Bob Adamov's 2007 novel The Other Side of Hell comes with a corresponding 12 song cd of "Mad Dog" songs including the title track. Mike "Mad Dog" Adams has made appearances in the films Outta Hand, In Dubious Battle, Zeroville and The Long Home.
He has written and performed several radio commercials and currently has two weekly one-hour radio programs on WPIB and WPCR, www.portclintonradio.com & www.putinbayradio.com
"Mad Dog" helps to raise thousands of dollars each year for various charities including the American Red Cross and performs at hospitals, rehab centers and care-giving facilities free of charge. Come see why Mike "Mad Dog" Adams legendary afternoon performances at The Round House Bar are so popular. In no time at all you’ll be hoisting a refreshing beverage, singing, chanting a Ziggy Zaggy, and agreeing that, "Every Day Above Ground Is A Gooood Day!"