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Puzzle Pieces

l_e464c04862e249ebaf1b4bf5e14ad49a.jpgWhen you first listen to the debut solo ep from local musician Adam Ashbach the word traditional may come to mind. True, Puzzle Pieces doesn't stray to far from the standard indie offerings, but it's Adam's journey that makes his music so intensely interesting. He spent seven years as part of Musical Outfits playing some of the city's biggest venues, he played Lollapalooza, was scouted by major labels and traveled to Greece, they also enjoyed heavy radio airplay and performed on a popular television show. The journey, however, ended badly and Adam left with a broken jaw after a barroom fight with band mates. Adam left the music scene completely, but after two years away found it impossible to keep the melodies out his head. It was that love of the melody and passion for songwriting that found him retreating to his home studio to put the pieces back together. He recruited old band mates Jason Angelilli and Joe Wagner, and has crafted an ep ripe with subtle ad confident pop gems.

Adam Ashbach will be performing Schuba's on December 9th with Welcome To Ashley and Indiana's Red Ligth Driver.

 
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