As co-founder of the Manatees, Adkins wrote songs and appeared on their first CD "High Water." He left that band to pursue a solo career, releasing "You Are The Love" in 1993 and "Atma Gita" in 1996. He released his next work of songs on the CD "Starting to See" which Debuted at Steel City in 2010. In the last five years, Adkins has taken on the music director role at New Church Live in Bryn Athen Pa. Creating performances that align and inspire with a new theme every week. Some of the songs on his latest CD "Here I Am" originated from some of those services.