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Adam Ezra Group (Landing Pad Stage) CANCELLED

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Adam Ezra Group (Landing Pad Stage) CANCELLED
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
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  • Ticket Price: $17.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
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Adam Ezra Group's songwriting is making waves around the country.

The co-write, “Let Your Hair Down” with producers Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta, (American Authors), just received "Song of the Year" at the New England Music Awards. A songwriting partnership with the legendary John Oates is taking Ezra back and forth between Nashville and tour. The theme song, "Grow Your Own Way," was central to Midwest insurance giant, Country Financial's 2014/15 marketing campaign. In addition, Adam Ezra's debut efforts in movie scoring have lead to an appearance at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and the release of Adam Ezra Group's new album, aptly titled, Songs for a Movie.

This 16 song marathon studio production is the culmination of three years of writing, planning, arranging, and recording for the independent film release, "Folk Hero & Funny Guy." Much of the writing and recording occurred while on tour; in hotel rooms, hallways, green rooms, and while literally driving the American highways often referenced within the album.

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A tireless touring outfit, the Adam Ezra Group (AEG) played upwards of 200 shows in 2015, 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, Alex Martin on drums, Turtle on percussion, Corinna Smith on fiddle, Francis Hickey on bass and Josh Gold on keys. 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.

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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 livestreaming from around the country and they raised money to help build a handicap accessible home for a wounded veteran.

Throughout the rest of 2016 The Adam Ezra Group will be on the road throughout The United States, playing music from Songs for a Movie, and working on their next studio release, slated to drop within the next year.

Their goal: to reach as many people as possible while sharing their belief in the power of community and the human spirit.

- "Not since Springsteen and Bono have I seen a lead singer with his talent and charisma."
- Jack Casey, General Manager WERS radio in Boston

- "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

- “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."
- Patriot Ledger

Current Tour Dates:

Tour Dates Supported: Gin Blossoms, Jason, Mraz, John Hiatt, Blues Traveler, Daughtry, The Avett Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Rusted Root, The Wailers, Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Toad and the Wet Sprocket, Judy Collins, Cracker, Los Lobos, State Radio, Donovan Frankenreiter, Corey Smith and many more.

Music Used in: Country Financial “Grow Your Own Way” commercials, NBC’s “What We Fight For” Notre Dame Institutionals, “Nas - Behind the Music” VH1 episode, "Lil Wayne - Behind The Music" VH1, “The Real World” MTV, "Dave Matthews - Driven" VH1, "The Big Cheese" Food Network, "Folk Hero & Funny Guy" Spitfire Studios.