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Seth Adam with Jeff Burnham
August 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter Seth Adam back to the 1867 Sanctuary with Jeff Burnham! The former frontman for Tuesday Saints, Jeff Burnham is a singer-songwriter whose work is in the tradition of bands like Whiskeytown and the Jayhawks. Jeff’s first solo record, Lost and Found, is due for release in the fall of 2018.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Seth Adam (www.sethadam.com) currently resides in the New Haven area. He has been playing music, in one form or another, since he was 5 years old. Getting his start playing music in front of audiences when he was in the elementary school chorus, rock & roll “really got a hold of me” just before his teen years. He performed his first “rock & roll band” show “at one of those old moose/elk/“insert animal type” halls when I was 14. I’ve been hooked ever since.”
He spent a lot of 2016 writing and recording “out of a hobbled together, home studio type thing – dubbed “The Shoebox” – playing all the instruments, recording, producing, and everything else-ing on my own.” The result was an EP called East Rock. The experience inspired him to continue to do much of the same for 2017. He recorded an all-acoustic version of his 2007 release, Where You Come From, in honor of the 10 year anniversary of its release and work continues for his 4th studio album, to be released later in 2017.
“I describe my music as singer-songwriter/Americana/folk/rock. That’s a lot of sub genres, but probably the best way to characterize it. My earliest influences were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Kenny Rogers. My dad used to play their records for me when I was a kid. Though teenage years were my hair-metal, progressive-rock, and grunge phases, I find the music I write now to be the most heartfelt. My biggest influence is Counting Crows with Led Zeppelin coming in at a close second place. In recent years I’ve come to nearly deify The Beatles and Son Volt. Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell, and Wilco have also been tremendous influences on my work.”
For him, music takes a lot of work and it pays off. In 2007, his song ‘Get Out’ was licensed to Volkswagen for their Sights and Sounds campaign. In 2008, NYC entertainment columnist Roger Friedman called him “the hardest-working, best live act in indie rock.” In 2010, he got a nice hometown nod from The New Haven Advocate’s reader’s poll, winning the Best Rock Band category. For his 2013 release, Steel Tempered Pride, he worked with David Immerglück (Counting Crows, Camper Van Beethoven). In 2016 he was nominated for Male Performer of the Year for The New England Music Awards, and again in 2017 for Songwriter Of The Year. Through the years, he’s opened for Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers, Grammy-winning Robert Cray, Tonic, Vertical Horizon, The Alternate Routes, Will Hoge, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Ken and Drew from Sister Hazel, and Mayer Hawthorne.
Jeff Burnham, former frontman for Tuesday Saints, is a singer-songwriter whose work is in the tradition of bands like Whiskeytown and the Jayhawks. A seasoned performer who welcomes new influences, Jeff has been redefining his work in current collaborations with violist/singer Lindsey Clark and multi-instrumentalist/singer Seth Adam. Jeff performs regularly throughout New England at venues such as Café Nine (New Haven CT), College Street Music Hall (New Haven CT), and Mocha Maya’s (Shelburne Falls MA). He has performed at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival, Particle Accelerator Music Festival, and CT Farm & Folk Festival. Music columnist and author Chip McCabe describes Jeff’s first record, Hard Luck Town (with Tuesday Saints), as “down home and soulful… the perfect compliment to an album collection that includes acts like Son Volt and Wilco.” Jeff is currently making a follow-up solo record, Lost and Found, with Eric Lichter (producer) at the legendary Dirt Floor Studio, scheduled for release in summer 2018.
To Purchase Tickets
- $20 for General Admission
- $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
- $5 for School and College students with ID
- $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**
Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)
**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.
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