Adam Raven

Adam Raven

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Melding blues, rock, and alternative music, Adam Raven's music points towards new mediums in todays music

Biography


While growing up in Minnesota as a teenager, Adam Raven picked up the guitar influenced by the local blues scene. After playing in high school garage bands, Raven decided to pursue his passion and moved to San Francisco where he quickly joined the Dean Del Ray band by replacing David Immergluck (Counting Crows) and Marc Ford (Black Crows). He later hooked up with the Bay Area Blues explosion that led him to a new project with the LZ Phoenix band at the age of nineteen. With LZ Phoenix he played regularly at the Boom Boom Room that led them to gigs at the Warfield, Great American Music Hall, Slims and of course playing San Francisco’s famous annual Exotic Erotic Ball. While in San Francisco he recorded at such legendary studios as Fantasy Studios in Berkley and recently completed a self produced solo acoustic effort that showcases his singing and songwriting. Currently you can catch him solo acoustic or with his rock band “Raven” playing local venues in Austin, Texas at Antones, Flipnotics Coffee Space or Momos. In Minneapolis, Minnesota he has played solo at the Fine Line Music Café, the 400 Bar and Lees Liquor Lounge. And he has also performed in Mill Valley, California at Sweetwater and San Francisco State . Other Current accomplishments of his include Clear Channel radio play of his song “ I Don’t Care” on the Cities 97 station for their Acoustic Sunrise Show. “ This CD is a great one for those who appreciate top-notch players as well as unsurpassed singing. Raven contributes a brilliant extended guitar solo on “I’ll Confide,” reminiscent of David Mason’s work on his classic “Alone Together” album.” - Joseph Jordan, Southland Blues Artists Adam Raven has worked with: Tommy Castro, LZ Phoenix, Dean Del Ray, Groovin Ground, Larry, The Portal All-stars

Lyrics

It's Been A Shame

Written By: Adam Raven

Its been a shame
Its been a shame on me what I done
I got away

I got away
I got away allright I aint doing no time
For heartbreak

I no its wrong
What ive done
Please forgive me
Please forgive me

Hearbreak
Heartbreak
Heartbreak
Heartbreak

Another lie
Another lie oh my
Another lie oh my leads right to heartbreak

I got away
I got away allright I aint doing no time
For heartbreak

I no its wrong
What I’ve done
Please forgive me
Please forgive me

Baby I want you
Baby I need you
But baby there taking me forever

Give me your arms now
I feel that I’m moving too
But baby there taking me forever, Its true, whatever can you do

Discography

Raven- solo acoustic album
-"I don't care" played on Acoustic Sunrise at Cities 97, Minneapolis MN
Goodbye California-new full band rock/pop album

Set List

I have played gigs which were 30 minutes to 2 hour and 30 minutes sets. I have covered songs from Robert Johnson to Nine Inch Nails

When I play in Austin, I usually play a hour long set which is pretty much all rock originals and maybe a cover or two which I have arranged myself, there fore it is a completely original version.

Here's a recent hour long set list: It's Been A Shame, Killing Floor (cover, original arrangement), Stop Breakin Me Down, Moved To Fast, Nobody's Fault but Mine (cover, original arrangement), Goodbye California, Hellhound