Great Big House, Adam Ezra Group
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Great Big House
Great Big House was started in late 2001/early 2002 by friends in and around the Music Department at Millersville University. Starting out playing places on campus, the band slowly gained a following playing jam and classic rock covers along with originals. Branching out from Lancaster, the band now plays regularly from Central PA east to Philadelphia and south into Maryland. While the line up has changed many times since the beginning, the band has always kept a reputation for packed audiences and fun performances.
Adam Ezra Group
Having toured with Rusted Root, The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, The Goo Goo Dolls, Blues Traveler, Los Lobos, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Dwight Yoakam, and more, the Adam Ezra Group has graduated from the local Boston scene to the national level.
Bringing their sound together with rich and hook laden melodies, the band's energetic performance creates a buzz everywhere they play. Adam and the band ignite the stage with a power that has been compared to that of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Over the past 8 years the band has had a consistent tour schedule and recently sold out several northeastern area shows including The Paradise Rock Club, Brighton Music Hall, Club Passim, Cafe 939 (2 months in advance), Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH (twice), The Stone Church in New Market,NH and the Mercury Lounge, NYC.
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 activist 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.
AEG has been building their fan-base exponentially. The Group has been touring non-stop and packing venues across the country including the Mercury Lounge in New York City, Shubas in Chicago, The Roxy in Los Angeles, The Belly Up in Aspen, and their sold out show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston (where the band had one of their fans, Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith, join them on stage). After having shared the stage with Jason Mraz, Rusted Root, Bela Fleck, John Hiatt, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Ziggy Marley, Little Feat and many others, The band has been a festival favorite around the country, including appearances at Oyster Ridge (WY), Rothbury (MI), Wildflower (TX), Nateva (ME), Earthfest (MA), and The Download Festival (MA). With their new release underway the Adam Ezra Group will continue their national tour with new music and a momentum that is catapulting them towards being one of the country's most talked about bands.
As the onetime singer/songwriter/guitarist for Philadelphia's The Stand, McClatchy guided The Stand through a successful run that included being named "Best Unsigned Band" by both East Coast Rocker & WMMR Radio. McClatchy's music blurs the lines between all styles of American music. Rock, folk and country are all touchstones of his song writing. McClatchy and his band have worked nationally with acts as varied as Steve Earle, The BoDeans, John Hiatt, Confederate Railroad, and Little Steven. McClatchy also performed acoustically with folks like T-Bone Burnette and Corey Glover (Living Colour).
McClatchy left his native Philadelphia for New York City to join forces with Scott Kempner and Manny Caiati of The Del Lords. In 2000, McClatchy and Kempner paired up as artist and producer on McClatchy's debut CD: Blue Moon Revisited (Lightning In A Bottle Records). This partnership turned out a dynamic set of songs that tips the hat to folks like John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen, but all the while keeping a fresh and original sound.
With his new CD, "Redemption", Scott McClatchy is criss-crossing musical backgrounds and helping redefine American music. "Redemption" offers twelve new tracks, 10 McClatchy originals and 2 covers: "Heaven" - the house- rocking Del Lords track, and The Band's classic - "The Weight." On this version of "The Weight" McClatchy brought in Scott Kempner, Willie Nile and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Dion DiMucci to all take turns singing lead vocals.
McClatchy has also toured a lot since the last CD. He has traveled as guitar player for Dion. He has joined Dave (The Brandos) Kincaid's "The Irish Volunteer" performances on guitar and vocals. Scott has also played guitar and bass with the Nashville genius, Tommy Womack. Three of McClatchy's songs can be heard on the soundtrack of the independent film, "God, Sex & Apple Pie", which won the Award For Best Picture at the 30th Parallel Film Festival (aka: South by Southwest Film Festival). Scott has also produced CDs for NYC artists Meghan Cary, Hillary Epstein & Simone Reyes.
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