Portland-based rocker Adam Zwig recently visited the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, performing so magically that it prompted him to release a live album. The recently-released Live At The Wiltern Theatre captures Zwig’s folk-influenced rock and roll sound, showcasing Zwig’s uncanny ability to connect with his audience.
Among the many great selections from the performance, including a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” Zwig broke out into a rendition of his catchy song “Going Back To Vermont” from the recent studio effort, Stones, Bones, and Skin. Only, Zwig decided to have a little fun with it for the Los Angeles performance.
“’Going Back To L.A.’ is actually ‘Going Back To Vermont’ off the Stones, Bones, and Skin album,” said Zwig. “We were playing in LA, and a few minutes before the show I overheard one of the band members quietly musing to himself, ‘Going back to LA….’ and I said, ‘Okay, that’s how we’re going to sing it tonight!’ We changed a few lines and were off to the races. The song is about the conflicting feelings you can have in a relationship – the juxtaposition of independence and relating.”
You can watch the official live video of the one-of-a-kind “Going Back To L.A.” performance below, premiering exclusively via Live for Live Music:
Zwig is currently in the studio with Grammy-winning producer, David Bianco, working on his new studio album, and is planning a fall tour of the U.S. For more info, go to Zwig’s official website. You can pick up a copy of Live At The Wiltern Theatre via iTunes.