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Adam Ezra Group returns to The Dirt on Tuesday

July 19, 2014

By Scott Seitz, Norwalk Reflector, Ohio

July 19--The Adam Ezra Group is returning to the Dirtsandwich Music Company.

Doors open at the 24 W. Main St. location at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, with the concert scheduled to begin at 7:30.

The group rocked The Dirt on April 2 and decided they had so much fun they'd make a return trip.

"We have to be in Washington, D.C. after that and had a couple other offers for that night," Ezra said during an interview with the Reflector.

"I chatted with the band and we decided to go back to the Dirtsandwich because we had a lot of fun last time," he added.

The Adam Ezra Group, which is based out of Boston, has been on the road for the majority of 2014.

"It's been awesome -- really great," Ezra said about the tour.

"The more shows you play, the better you get as a band," he said. "It's been fun to see more and more people finding out about us."

The tour has taken the band all over the U.S., including a recent trip to Montana.

"We will play in unique spots," Ezra said. "It was fun to be in Montana."

Ezra said he and the band are working on a new studio album and are also set to release "Better than Bootleg, Vol. II" this fall.

The initial track and music video from that studio album should be released later this year.

The first "Better than Bootleg" featured one concert, but "Vol. II" will likely feature live tracks from a number of venues.

"We're still working on the final tracklist for the CD," Ezra said. "The tracklist will be almost completely different than the first one."

Ezra said he has about 150 songs on different recordings.

"I've probably written about 300 songs," he added.

So, how does he choose a setlist?

"We don't ever pick a setlist," Ezra said. "We call out songs as they happen. We never know what we're going to play."

Ezra has been playing music for years. His first album was released in 2000.

He admits there have been highs and lows throughout his career.

"We're definitely making progress," he said. "The last year or two has been really fun and it feels like we're making progress quicker than before.

"I've also had a lot of periods of plateau, doubt and dismay," Ezra added. "But, I've never doubted my path. I made a pact with myself if I wake up tomorrow and I'm 60 years old and playing guitar at Joe's Crab Shack, if that's the case, at least I'm playing music."

Tickets for Tuesday's show at Dirtsandwich are $10 at the door or online at


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