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    Adam Ezra Reviewed by Jimm O’D

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    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