Sail away with the Adam Ezra Group

BMS talks with Adam Ezra about the band's upcoming concert cruise

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On Sunday, the Adam Ezra Group will jump aboard the Provincetown II and rock an afternoon cruise with Connecticut’s The Alternate Routes as part of the Rock and Blues Concert Cruises series.

The Boston veterans, who are in the midst of working on two new albums, have built up a strong following throughout the Northeast thanks to their energetic live performance. Whether it’s on land or on the ocean, these guys know how to have fun. With that in mind, we thought we’d catch up with frontman Adam Ezra for a fun interview to discuss the band’s upcoming concert cruise.

Boston Music Spotlight (BMS): Have you ever played on a boat before?

Adam Ezra (AE): 8th grade whale watch: Giant swells, everyone vomited on each other, t’was amazing! We’ve also done two Boston harbor concert cruises before…so much fun!!  (no vomit)

BMS: What type of boat would you have and what would it’s name be?

AE: This would be my boat. I would call it “The Cruise”.

BMS: Okay, so you are sailor, what’s your go-to sea shanty?

AE: Otis Reading’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” but I guess that’s more of a dock shanty… How about the Dropkick Murphys’ “Shipping up to Boston”…. (I mean, if it’s good enough for Papelbon…). Although if we were being really flexible with lyrical content, I might choose “Homeward Bound” by Simon & Garfunkel.

BMS: You are stranded at sea with one album – what is it and why?

AE: Led Zepplin’s Houses of the Holy and truth be told, I would expect an explanation out of anyone who would choose not to bring that album… and I may have to change my sea shanty choice to “Ramble On”.

BMS: What can you expect from your upcoming concert cruise?

AE: An amazing show from our friends, The Alternate Routes. Water wings from us, an 80 degree sunny day, appearances by Mark Wahlburg, as well as Theo Epstein, sunset over the city, a few raging sing- alongs, much dancing and debauchery, and a post party at Atlantic Beer Garden. And despite the fact that I lied about Mark and Theo, we can pretty much guarantee that this will be one of the top 3 greatest moments of your life. And despite that fact that I lied about guaranteeing that this would be one of the top 3 greatest moments of your life, it will definitely be a highlight of our summer and we’d love to have you share it with us! The boat only holds a thousand people. There are 2 million people in Boston. I still haven’t figured out how we’re all gonna fit.

The Adam Ezra Group will perform on the Provincetown II on Sunday, July 10 as part of the Rock & Blues Concert Cruises series. The ship boards at 2 p.m. and departs at 3 p.m. from the World Trade Center Pier in the Seaport District. Tickets for the 21+ event are $20 in advance with the discount code “BMS” or $28 on the day of the show.

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