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@ The Georgia Theatre - Foundry Entertainment presents....Corey Smith, Adam Ezra Group
Adam Ezra
Corey Smith
Nov 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM
Ticket sales ended Nov 21, 2012 3:10 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
***We have sold our allotment of tickets for this show***
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Corey Smith helped define the downtown Athens experience for not just locals, but for fans across the world. The words ‘Clayton Street’ have been sung by thousands of people in countless basements, bars, house parties, cars, and theatres. We are proud to bring the hero back to his stomping grounds at The Georgia Theatre, located in the heart of the downtown that he has sung passionately about. Foundry Entertainment is proud to have him booked at the Theatre for a two-night run that will give old fans and new a chance to see him at his finest, in the city that inspired him, and helped put his music on the map!

- 18+ Show -
Music
Ticket Prices
General Admission
$21
Event Schedule
Adam Ezra
9:00 PM
Corey Smith
10:15 PM
Adam Ezra | 9:00 PM
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 non profit organization, RallySound, AEG currently contributes 25% of their touring to benefit causes in communities across the country and worldwide.

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. Royal Avenue 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, The Adam Ezra Group 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 few years the group found themselves with a handful of acoustic songs that we 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 newly released "Daniel The Brave."

Having toured with Rusted Root, The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, Corey Smith, Deer Tick, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Los Lobos, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dwight Yoakam, Gin Blossoms, 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.

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

"They are one of the few bands out right now whose music is deep and real. It was an honor to tour with them." --Michael Glabicki, Lead Singer-Rusted Root

"Ragtop Angel will certainly arouse the critics and may finally be the glue that cements Adam Ezra in place as one of the most gifted songwriters in the country." -- Alternate Root more >>>
Corey Smith | 10:15 PM
Corey Smith was named one of country music's hottest new artists by Country Weekly and Music Row Magazine and was featured on the cover of Pollstar as a Hotstar Top Artist. He has hundreds of sold-out performances under his belt and a growing, dedicated fan-base whose passion for Corey’s music has led to some of the music industry’s leading professionals shaking their heads in astonishment at his rise as a touring sensation. A pure singer-songwriter, who owns every word of every song in his catalogue, Corey is in a league of his own in the country world and commands the maturity and confidence to connect with crowds like few others can. His newest release, Live in Chattanooga, showcases songs from across all seven of his previous albums and demonstrates how he has managed to evolve stylistically while maintaining a powerful bond with his fans. "I didn't intend on making this album. It just sort of happened. We pushed record that night and captured a little magic. It's just a stereo mix from the monitor desk, but you can hear the energy in the room. It's unpolished, but that's why I like it. I think fans will too." more >>>