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Adam Ezra Group

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Date:
Friday, November 24
Time:
8:00 pm
Doors Open:
7:00 pm
Cost:
$22.50 - $28.50
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Venue

The Cabot
286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915 United States
Phone:
9789273100
Website:
thecabot.org

Adam Ezra is one of the most promising songwriters to come along in years . . . with the craftsmanship and insight to become a major voice in American music.” — Ben Tishler, VH1

“Not since Springsteen and Bono have I seen a lead singer with his talent and charisma.” — Jack Casey, General Manager, WERS FM in Boston

“Hands down, the best roots rock band to come out of Boston since the Del Fuegos.” — The Alternate Root

“Ezra’s music comes across in a genre­blending style. Dave Matthews . . . Springsteen . . . U2 . . . Jackson Browne . . . But all those comparisons to better known musicians only reinforce the inescapable conclusion: the Adam Ezra Group is one of the most versatile and potent rock units anywhere.” — The Patriot Ledger

A tireless touring outfit, the Adam Ezra Group (AEG) plays upwards of 200 shows annually, often devoting their time to local charities and always going out of their way to connect with fans. The Group is made up of lead singer, songwriter and guitarist, Adam Ezra with Alex Martin on drums, Turtle on percussion, Corinna Smith on fiddle, Francis Hickey on bass and Josh Gold on keyboards. Together they are creating a powerful, inclusive community around AEG shows that is beginning to be compared to a social movement as much as a traditional music fan base. It’s this dedication to fans that inspired the 2016 “Get Folked Concert Tour” in which Ezra ventured solo/acoustic to the homes of 30 fans in as many days and almost as many states to play house concerts throughout the entire month of January.

Never walking on stage with a set-list, Ezra’s band comes ready for anything, whether it’s playing a request for a song they haven’t performed in years, to dropping traditional instruments in exchange for trash can lids and 2×4’s, to leaving the stage altogether in order to perform unplugged in four-part harmony. “For me, a great concert should feel like a conversation amongst everyone in the room,” explains Ezra, holding fast to the notion that the best shows are those in which there is a give and take between the performers and the audience.

The band’s co-written song, “Let Your Hair Down” with producers Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta, just received “Song of the Year” at the New England Music Awards and a songwriting partnership with the legendary John Oates is taking Ezra back and forth between Nashville and touring. In addition, Adam Ezra’s debut efforts in movie scoring lead to an appearance at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and the release of Adam Ezra Group’s new album is aptly titled, Songs for a Movie.

Another element central to the Group’s success is their commitment to giving back through their music. Ezra started his own non-profit organization called RallySound in order to better support fans and activists dedicated to making the world a better place. The proceeds from the video for the latest single “Let Your Hair Down” are being donated toward micro-grants for cancer patients struggling to make ends meet while in treatment.

The Adam Ezra Group hosts a free festival each year called The Ramble. Last year over 3,000 people came out, and another 2,000 people tuned in via live-streaming from around the country, and they raised enough money to help build a handicap accessible home for Sergeant Chris Gomes, wounded during his second tour in Iraq.

Here’s the song, “Let Your Hair Down.”