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Adam Zwig

 

For renowned singer-songwriter Adam Zwig music is a conversation. It’s a thoroughfare for the exchange of emotions between himself and the audience. His 2015 live album, Adam Zwig: Live at the Wiltern Theatre [Conscious Records], illuminates just how tight that connection remains.

 

“When I play a show, it’s less about people looking at me,” he asserts. “It’s more like a tribal, spiritual gathering, and we’re communicating back and forth. It’s about us, and we create something together. It’s not a one-way thing. Everyone is actually jamming on it.”

 

While in the midst of a tour supporting his sixth studio album, Stones, Bones, and Skin, Adam chose to capture that “conversation” on tape. Rather than piece together cuts from various evenings to assemble the album, he delivers one entire uncut performance on Live at the Wiltern Theatre. Grammy Award winner David Bianco [U2, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash] preserves the ambience of the room, allowing the audience a voice in the process. Days before the big night, Adam began encouraging a looseness amongst his band, and the record brings his artful amalgam of folk, indie, roots, and rock to life like never before.

 

“We really started doing things in the moment around that time,” he says. “I used to emphasize mirroring the sound of the records, but playing live is about that fluidity between the musicians on stage and the audience. That’s how the energy transfers.”

The opener and first single, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” coasts between melodic guitar leads, bright organs, rustic percussion, and his dynamic delivery. “That’s the only cover I’ve ever recorded,” he explains. “The original is very sweet and acoustic. We totally rocked it out! Dylan went through a period of really surrealist lyrics where all of these strange images came together. I love that.”

 

Then, there’s the fan favorite “Once A True Love,” which in between roaring crowd applause, augments his wayfarer lyrics with a distinct beat. “I actually rewrote the verses for the live version,” he goes on. “I wanted something more upbeat and up-tempo to describe this experience I’d gone through. You can really feel the love story unfold.”

 

The set culminates in a striking rendition of “Raising People,” which relays an important message for Zwig through the progressive keyboards and soaring chorus. He says, “That one asks the question, ‘How do we make change in the world?’ You can’t beat people up to make them do what you want them to do. You have to lift them up instead.”

 

Zwig has been lifting people up since he first kicked off his career with his full-length debut Pictures of the Gone America. His seven albums have yielded multiple Top Ten AC Radio hits including “Castaways” and “Who Killed Michael Vaughn,” while other tracks received placements on NBC and Fox Sports. Outlets from Billboard and Forbes to ABC, CNBC and the Huffington Post have featured him.

 

As he continues to deepen the dialogue with his fans with the release of his seventh studio album and a whole lot more touring, Zwig sees the release of Live at the Wiltern Theatre (December 2015) as the commencement of his next phase. “I hope everyone can see there’s something powerful that can happen in a concert,” he leaves off. “You are as big of a part of it as I am.”

 

Photos

 

 

Wiltern Theatre 05/15 Cast Iron Letters 06/07
         
 

Fonda Theatre 01/14 Cast Iron Letters 12/06
         
 

Los Angeles 11/13 Recording "Koan" 02/04
         
 

Visions of the Shimmering Night
Tour 2013

Live and Unplugged 11/03

         
 

Moore Theatre 02/13 Live at The Ohm 5/03
         
 

Visions of the Shimmering Night 01/11 Live at The Ohm 6/03
 

Discography

 

  Live at the Wiltern Theatre (2015)

Stones, Bones, and Skin (2014)

Visions of the Shimmering Night (2013)


Cast Iron Letters (2007)

  Koan (2004)


Live and Unplugged (2004)


Pictures of the Gone America (2002)
 
Discography
 
 

Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (2015)

 

Sunshine Waves (2015)

 

Raising People (2014)

 

Going Back to Vermont (2013)

 

Can’t Afford to Fall (2012)

 

Waiting on Heaven (To Make a Move) (2011)

 

When All the World Was in Love (2010)

 

Everybody Love (2010)

 

Once a True Love (2008)

 

Who Killed Michael Vaughn? (2008)

 

Castaways (2007)

 
Radio
 
  JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES
-National Top 200 - 8/15

 

SUNSHINE WAVES
-National Top 200 - 3/15

 

RAISING PEOPLE
-National Top 200 - 8/14

 

GOING BACK TO VERMONT

-National Top 200 - 11/13

 

WAITING ON HEAVEN (TO MAKE A MOVE)

-National Top 200 - 5/11

-Artists Most Added to Radio 03/11

-National Top 200 AC Mediabase - 3/12

 

EVERYBODY LOVE
-National Top 200 - 06/10
-National Top 200 - 05/10
-National Top 100 - 04/10

 

CASTAWAYS
-National Top 100 - 07/07
-National Top 26 07/07
-National Top 100 07/07
-ACQB National Top 100 07/07
-ACQB National Top 100 06/07
-Artists Most Added to Radio 06/07
-National Top 100 Radio Chart 06/07
-National Most Added 06/07
-National Most Added 06/07
-National Fastest Risers 05/07
-FMQB top 40 06/07

  WHO KILLED MICHAEL VAUGHN
-National Top 100 - 07/08
-National Top 100 - 07/08
-National Top 100 - 07/08
-National Top 100 - 06/08


ONCE A TRUE LOVE
-ACQB Top 100 01/09
-Artists Most Added to Radio 09/08
-Artists Most Added to Radio 08/08

 
Shows
 
No shows until 2017
Click here for a list of past shows
 
Radio
 

-Fox Sports
-Fuel TV's "Terje's Seasons Pass"
-NBC’s "Just Deal"

 

 

 
Radio
 

- Adam Zwig Official Website
- YouTube
- Facebook
- Twitter

 

- Instagram
- iTunes

- Merchandise
- CDBaby

 

 

Videos
 


Everybody Love Video

 

Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

 

Going Back to LA


Everybody Love Live



Stones Bones and Skin

Raising People


Sunshine Waves


Stones Bones and Skin

 

Live at the Wiltern

 

MP3s

 

 

LIVE AT THE WILTERN THEATRE

"Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues"
"Once a True Love (Reprise)"
"Raising People"

STONES, BONES, AND SKIN

"Going Back To Vermont"
"Nowhere To Be Found"
"Sunshine Waves"

VISIONS OF THE SHIMMERING NIGHT

"Everybody Love"
"Waiting on Heaven (To Make a Move)"
"Can't Afford to Fall"

 

CAST IRON LETTERS
"Castaways"
"It's all Gonna Fall"
"Freedom Flashing"

  KOAN
"Deadman"

"Prisoner Free"
"Dreamer"

 

LIVE AND UNPLUGGED
"I Can't Get Satisfied"

"T-Bone Blues"
"Born Under a Bad Sign (Remix)"

 

PICTURES OF THE GONE AMERICA
"Gusto God"

"Same Old Devil"
"Hobo Jungle"

 

Press

 

 

LIVE AT THE WILTERN THEATRE 

-Purevolume

-Live For Live Music

-Vents Magazine Interview

-Vents Magazine

-Yahoo! Music

-AXS
-Billboard

-All Access Music

-Monsters & Critics
-The Bluegrass Situation

-JP’s Music Blog

-Music Existence

-Digital Journal

-Caesar Live N Loud

-Glide Magazine

-Vents Magazine
-Skope Magazine
-Elmore Magazine

 

STONES BONES, AND SKIN

-Overnight America CBS St. Louis

-AllMusic

-ARTISTdirect
-Examiner.com
-Popdose
-Vents Magazine (Page 44)
-Rocking Republic
-PureVolume
-Mute Mag
-Arena.com
-Cars Travel Food
-Arena.com
-Music Connection
-Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation
-Review Fix
-The Celebrity Cafe
-Digital Tour Bus
-The Bluegrass Situation
-The Celebrity Cafe
-AltSounds
-The Huffington Post
-CONFRONT Magazine
-NOISE11
-EVIGSHED Mag
-ARTISTdirect

VISIONS OF THE SHIMMERING NIGHT

-Indie Music
-Neufutur Magazine
-Sonic Eclectic

 

VISIONS OF THE SHIMMERING NIGHT cont'd

-Pens Eye View
-Rock Wired
-All Voices
-BWW Music World
-Skope Magazine
-American Song Scene
-Seattle Musician

-JP’s Music Blog

 

CAST IRON LETTERS

-Media
-Gibson.com
-CNBC
-Rambles.net
-Rocknetwebzine.com
-BVSReviews.com
-Aced
-Minor7th Reviews
-Blogcritics
-Evolution of Media
-Celebrity Babylon
-Copper Press
-Planetary Group
-National Music Reviews
-Seattle Musician
-New York Folk
-Trax
-National Newswires

 

KOAN
-Magnasphere
-Trax
-Seattle Musician

 

LIVE AND UNPLUGGED
-Seattle Musician

 

PICTURES OF THE GONE AMERICA
-Songwriter Inc.
-The Oregonian
-Willamette Week

 


 


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