The Adam Ezra Group
“Hands down, the best roots rock band to come out of Boston since the Del Fuegos.”
-THE ALTERNATE ROOT
Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 at 7 PM
The Barn at Worsell Manor
555 Worsell Manor Road, Warwick, MD
*Notes: Doors Open 6 p.m. Seating is limited, register for tickets online here. You can also pay for tickets at the door. Bar & lite fare available.
About The Adam Ezra Group
Adam Ezra felt alone. It was March of 2020, and as the COVID-19 pandemic began tightening its deadly grip across the United States, the roots rock stalwart found himself forced off the road for the first time in years, stuck at home with a calendar full of cancelled tour dates and no one to perform for. Concerned by the chaos unfolding around him but certain he wasn’t the only one in search of some kind of solace, Ezra decided to pick up his guitar, turn on his phone, and do what he’d always done in times of worry or doubt: play a show.
“I just started livestreaming from my house,” Ezra recalls. “It was a way to connect with people, to feel a little less lost, a little less scared. I played and talked for about an hour, and then at the end of the stream, I told everybody, ‘I’ll come back tomorrow if you come back tomorrow.’”
Ezra kept his promise and then some, returning every single night after that for what he and his fans would eventually come to call The Gathering Series. Interactive and improvisatory, the shows took shape on the fly, drawing on daily life and frequently featuring newly written material and never performed songs from Ezra’s extensive back catalog.
Working outside the confines of the traditional music industry, Ezra and his band, the Adam Ezra Group, built their foundation through sheer grit and determination, regularly performing hundreds of shows a year for the past two decades without any major label or mainstream radio support. Fusing folk intimacy and rock energy with soul power and pop charm, the band first emerged from Boston in the early 2000s and quickly garnered widespread acclaim for their bold, insightful songwriting and interactive, euphoric performances.
In celebration of their 365th Gathering show, Ezra and the band followed that release up with The Album Project’s second installment, “Switching To Whiskey,” which hints at old-school country and Appalachian folk as it meditates on the power of heartbreak and memory. Like much of Ezra’s catalog, the bittersweet track is intimate and organic, fueled by stripped-down, acoustic instrumentation and the kind of raw, honest vocals that cut straight to the heart of things. “Switching to Whiskey” has well over 225K streams on Spotify, and a new music video on YouTube.