Join us for an evening of Roots Rock, Bluegrass & Americana as the Adam Ezra Group headline a very special RLC Bluegrass Thursday with Buttered Bourbon opening the show. Come early for our weekly open bluegrass jam at 6pm before the show begins at 8pm.
$7 Adv – $10 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)
The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activists and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters. Ezra has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo,and practicing environmental geography in South Africa. Whether as a kitchen hand or carpenter, teacher, athlete, or traveler, Ezra crams it all into the music, always challenging our perspective and often teetering somewhere between the ballsy rocker and sensitive poet. Through their new non-profit organization, RallySound, AEG helps people organize live music events that inspire communities and encourage grassroots activism.
The group’s live performances, sweaty, passionate affairs that have been compared to those of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, attracted the attention of Royal Avenue Records in 2010. Ezra immediately signed with Royal Avenue and began working on the album that eventually became Ragtop Angel. The label paired the group with multiplatinum producer Aaron Johnson (best known for his work with The Fray) who has helped hone Adam’s ramblings into finely tuned songs that still retain the power and conviction developed from Ezra’s years of “do it yourself,” grassroots work ethic.
In 2011, AEG released "Ragtop Angel," the group's debut recording on Royal Avenue Records. Upon it's release, "Ragtop Angel" shot to the top of the Amazon charts (peaking at #4 behind John Mayer and Sarah Bareilles) and was featured on iTunes "New and Noteworthy Rock Albums" in December of 2011. Soon after, Ragtop Angel won "Album of the Year" and "Takin' Off" won "Song of the Year" at the New England Music Awards.
Over the course of the last couple of years the group found themselves with a handful of acoustic songs that they loved but didn't seem to fit in the context of other albums or live shows.... What to do? They decided to put them on all on one acoustic album. The group locked themselves in a cabin in the Catskills, set up instruments and hit record. The result is the brand new album "Daniel The Brave."
Having toured with Rusted Root, The Wailers, The Avett Brothers, Corey Smith, Deer Tick, Jason Mraz, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Los Lobos, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dwight Yoakam, and many more, the Adam Ezra Group has graduated from the local Boston scene to the national level with a momentum that is catapulting them towards being one of the country’s most talked about bands.
Just like the name suggests, Buttered Bourbon's sound is crafted to be both approachable and nuanced, with a mellow quality that goes down smooth. After meeting in Atlanta in 2014, Jared and Martha Jean quickly realized their musical chemistry. Pulling from the wide-ranging grab-bag that is American music, they deftly maneuver from folk ballads to swampy blues to straightforward pop, each song elevated by the purity of Martha Jean's vocal delivery and Jared's unique, understated instrumentation: guitar, harmonica, flute, and the occasional tambourine.