Portland, Oregon native son Adam Zwig unleashes a new 5-song mini album – his 6th overall release – the magnificent Stones, Bones, and Skin.  This e.p., I’m not ashamed to say, I love.  I love the production, the quality of the songs, the feel of the tracks and I like his voice a lot – especially when harmonizing.

“Going Back To Vermont” is a rich, acoustic based number – I can hear banjo, mandolin, pedal steel – all the elements of pure, American music (in my mind) and a great starter.  “Nowhere To Be Found” is a slower, melancholic and no less that heart-tugging track; driven by Hammond organ and a scorching guitar solo that fits the tenor of the song (I appreciate no-bullshit solos – economical, powerful and to the point).  “Sunshine Waves” carries you from the first drum slam on a beautiful slide guitar run into a warm, lush singalong.

I now have another artist who I have to backtrack and investigate their catalog.  I strongly recommend you do the same for Adam Zwig.  Do not by pass this e.p.

Stones, Bones, and Skin will be released on August 18th.


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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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