About Adam Zuniga

Adam Zuniga is a Texas-based guitarist that readers of the San Antonio Current voted Best Instrumentalist (runner-up), two years in a row in their annual Best of San Antonio Music issues. Adam’s latest guitar album, Nightfall, demonstrates a diverse production approach and represents years of tone exploration with both nylon-string and electric guitars. The result is an immersive listening experience that is catchy, melodic, and awash with effects-laden instrumentation. Although his prior album releases were often associated with smooth jazz or world fusion, Nightfall features guitars with reverb-drenched harmonics and vocalesque melodies performed over neighboring (and not-so-neighboring) styles such as chill, lo-fi, post-rock, and ambient music.

His live performance history includes performing not only as a solo guitarist, but also in the trio Adam Zuniga Project, with tribute bands to David Bowie, The Beatles, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, as a session musician performing on live television with platinum-selling artists such as David Bisbal and Ana Bárbara, and with bands in the Austin music scene including Dream II Dream, Hours Quiet, and Love Hate Affair. Adam continues to provide his brand of instrumental music to a broad spectrum of audiences including corporate events, art exhibits, and restaurant and hotel residencies.

Prior to Nightfall, Adam and the members of Hours Quiet released the album, Beyond the Neon Sky (2019), described as melodic indie with 1st wave and modern alternative influences. “Many of the songs on the album first started as instrumentals,” Adam recalls. “But once we got together with the songs, they became something altogether new and unique to the band.” The four-piece quickly began performing the songs at venues such as Stubbs, Empire Control Room, Mohawk, and Swan Dive — all while still experimenting and fine-tuning lyrics and arrangements. Their preparation paid off: By the time they entered the studio, the album was tracked quickly. Beyond the Neon Sky was recorded at the award-winning Good Danny’s recording studio in Lockhart, Texas. Accolades include “Best Recording Studio” – 2014-2020 Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” (runner-up); “Best Recording Studio” – 2013 Austin Music Industry Awards.

Offstage and out of the studio, Adam recently completed his graduate studies and earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Adam is also a first-generation university graduate, an avid writer, and a film, video, and photography enthusiast.

Photo of Adam Zuniga holding a guitar

Music Projects Past and Present

Adam Zuniga Project


Voted Best Instrumental Group (runner-up) by the readers of the San Antonio Current, two years in a row (2013-2014).

“Either Adam Zuniga is not a traditional world artist, or he is changing the very face of the genre upside down. Either way, it is a victory.”

— Heather Jacks,
Noise Beneath the Apple

Hours Quiet


Filled to the brim with 80’s synth licks and dramatic vocals, The Hours Quiet conjures up images of Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Austin’s own Night Drive. More dance party than shoegaze, songs like ‘Bring You Down’ bounce with funk guitar and percussion, while ‘Consciousness’ introduces guitar and pounding guitar crunch for a slower, more theatrical vibe. A diverse and interesting band that honors our electronic past, while avoiding the retro act stigma.”

— Bill Tucker, austinot.com

David Bowie Tribute


The David Bowie Tribute band, Moonage Daydream, features musicians from top Austin bands. The band recently performed for the 50th anniversary of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust at Austin’s Far Out Lounge. The band performed the album in its entirety.