Photo by Jimm O'D

Adam Ezra Group performs live at Celebrate Holyoke August 25 2019 by Jimm OD

Adam Ezra and his band are clearly road buddies with a whole lotta miles travelled together. That ‘feel’ between ’em, that well-worn rapport, works greatly in their favor too. This music has the feel of many miles travelled and at least as many roads taken, tested, and turned aside in the long journey shared by a tight and rambling group of compadre-minstrels.

I’m imagining a ‘what-if’ scenario. Flashing back not much mote than twelve hours to just before SDCB raised the canvas roof, I have a picture with the headliner, Arlo Guthrie front-and-center as he was, but with the Adam Ezra Group backing him up. What a great match this would be- assuming AEG didn’t steal the show from AG. Their two gritty, rail-riding voices would go great together.  And the music, similarly descended from indigenous origins, directly by blood in the one case, and roundabout with Worldly infusions in the other, well… I can only imagine.

The two bands together would have an extra drummer- except there’s never such a thing, is there? Also, the junior Guthrie’s keys would certainly fit right in, and wouldn’t it be nice if he could share the load at the low end with Ezra’s bass player…?

After a too-long time since last enjoying the Adam Ezra experience, it is really quite refreshing to get an hour or so of his earthy voice and authentic manner. This guy is real; his level of sincerity couldn’t possibly be contrived or anything but organic. Likewise the band shares the kind of familiarity that breeds conviviality. The sense of community that flows from this band borders on fellowship.

It’s a beautiful thing.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

Fri, SEP 13

Higher Ground -Showcase Lounge – AEG & Enter The Haggis

South Burlington, VT

Sat, SEP 14

Rhode Island Music Festival

Providence, RI

Fri, SEP 20

Infinity Music Hall Hartford

Hartford, CT

Thu, SEP 26

Lincoln Hill Farms w/ Special Guest Mike Powell

Canandaigua, NY

Fri, SEP 27

The 9th Ward at Babeville

Buffalo, NY

Sun, SEP 29

Hard Rock Cafe

Pittsburgh, PA

Mon, SEP 30

Adam Ezra Group (Acoustic) – Pat McGee’s Ocean State Of Mind

Bristol, RI

Tue, OCT 1

Adam Ezra (Solo) – Pat McGee’s Ocean State Of Mind

Bristol, RI

Thu, OCT 3

Adam Ezra (Solo) – Flying Goose Brewpub

New London, NH

Fri, OCT 4

Vinegar Hill Music Theatre w/ Special Guests Liz Frame & The Kickers

Arundel, ME

Mon, OCT 7

Get Folked Concert – Adam Ezra (Solo) Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT

Tue, OCT 8

Neurolux Lounge – Adam Ezra (Solo) OPENING FOR Carbon Leaf

Boise, ID

 Wed, OCT 9

The State Room – Adam Ezra (Solo) OPENING FOR Carbon Leaf

Salt Lake City, UT

Thu, OCT 10

eTown Hall – Adam Ezra (Solo) OPENING FOR Carbon Leaf

Boulder, CO

Fri, OCT 11

Bluebird Theater – Adam Ezra (Solo) OPENING FOR Carbon Leaf

Denver, CO

Fri, OCT 18

Iron Horse Music Hall w/ Special Guest Alisa Amador

Northampton, MA

Sat, OCT 19

State Theater – OPENING FOR The Mallett Brothers Band

Portland, ME

Thu, OCT 24

Isis Music Hall

Asheville, NC

Fri, OCT 25

The Blue Note Grill

Durham, NC

Sat, OCT 26

Free Range Brewing

Charlotte, NC

Sun, OCT 27

Eddie’s Attic

Atlanta, GA

Mon, OCT 28

Cypress Moon Studios – The Full Moon Theater

Sheffield, AL

Wed, OCT 30

Terra Fermata

Stuart, FL

Thu, OCT 31

The Attic

Tampa, FL