The connection between Adam Ezra, his band and whatever audience he happens to be entertaining is matched by few performers on today's music scene. The consummate entertainer, songwriter and band leader has been at the top of the Boston music scene for over a decade and has steadily built a national following through a relentless touring schedule.
For Seattle musician Kris Orlowski, making music is about more than fulfilling personal agendas. It's about creating something that touches the soul. His visceral, reflective lyrics build against more traditional rock and pop arrangements to weave stories that resonate with audiences from coast to coast.
Sean Hayes was raised in North Carolina and grew up listening to the teen staples such as the Smiths, the Police and Led Zeppelin. A childhood friend named Michael Horowitz eventually turned him onto Irish music and bluegrass (Horowitz is now based in Seattle and known for his gypsy jazz playing). Hayes’ current songs are an amalgam of rock, folk and soul. “I don’t really write from genre, just from an emotional spot,” he says.