Adam Ezra

The Adam Ezra Band are well known for their energetic live shows and have toured with Rusted Root, The Avett Brothers, and many more. Their latest album, “Ragtop Angel,” was produced by Aaron Johnson, best known for his work with The Fray, and it polishes the group’s passionate, sprawling sound into more streamlined pop without losing any of their raw power. The album won them multiple New England Music Awards. “It’s been really fun, I think, especially for our fans and listeners who have been listening to these songs for a while,” he said of the newfound recognition. WERS has been a fan of the Boston-based Adam Ezra Group for a while now, and we are having fun watching the rest of the world catch on.

Even solo, sitting on his stool in the WERS studio, Adam Ezra brought a palpable energy to the room from his first song. He balanced deep, heartfelt vocals with light, skillful guitar playing on his first song, “Devil’s Side.” He discussed the truly grass-roots origins of the new album; they were part of a contest for a sponsorship to record a few songs, and won thanks to listener votes. “When we finished, we looked at each other and said, this has to be a full album,” he said.

He followed with a melancholy acoustic take on “Okay By You,” then discussed his nonprofit work, for which he also recently won awards. He said Rally Sound is his attempt to use music to make a difference in the world.

He finished with “Serenade,” also from the latest album. “You guys are the station that is really supporting independent music,” he said of WERS and, on his newfound success, said, “It started with WERS beginning to spin some of our tunes on the air.” We’re excited to see what’s next for the Adam Ezra Band.

By Ella Zander

One Response to Adam Ezra

  1. Great interview with Adam. Before following The Adam Ezra Group, I had never listened to WERS 88.9 fm… How unlikely that I know of your existence when I live in another state, right now, Colorado.

    And, I do agree with Adam. It’s the work that you do in promoting unknown talent, news and ideas that make a big difference in the world. Thank you for your vision and courage. We count on you.

    Best always,

    Sandaura

    Sandaura April 1, 2012 at 9:42 PM Reply

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