Adam Levy

Adam Levy is regarded by many to be one of the great American songwriters of his era. His newest solo endeavor might be his best and most original work to date. Levy is probably best known for his 20+ years of work as lead singer-songwriter for The Honeydogs. Levy's songwriting has always been musically expansive, exploring styles as diverse as American roots music, psychedelia, soul, world, jazz, and classical music. His lyrics have always been thoughtful, literary and provocative, and have garnered him international critical accolades and fans. Adam's wry wit and incisive lyrics are wrapped inside layers of deceptively beautiful melodies and hooks that come to life with his signature great guitar work. Paste Magazine once said Levy's songwriting captured "the zeitgeist of our time."

His lyrics reflect his years in social work, commitment to social justice issues and lifelong interest in history, culture and political matters. This has distinguished Adam among his peers as a singer-songwriter, blending the great traditions of pop and American folk music into something unique and timeless. Levy has also embarked on a slew of side-projects in the last 5 years: electronic experimental music with Liminal Phase, orchestral chamber pop with And The Professors, children's music with Bunny Clogs, '60s and '70s soul and funk with Hookers $ Blow, and early-mid 20th century jazz with Rose Room.

In 2012 Levy lost his son, Daniel Levy (an amazing visual artist), to suicide after a lengthy struggle with mental illness. Levy released a solo record called Naubinway (2015) in which he explores his son’s struggle, mental illness, death and he and his family’s grief around Daniel’s death. Critical response has been resoundingly positive: Powerpopoholic calls Naubinway “the most heartbreaking record in years.” Germany’s Pop Matters calls it “one of the best records of the decade,” and No Depression calls it “an unassuming, auspicious accomplishment.” Levy is now touring, performing and speaking to people around the country to help reduce the stigma of mental illness and to help reduce suicides.

Past Shows


Apr
22
nd
2020
Turf Club
Apr
22
nd
2020
Turf Club
Cancelled

Walter Salas-Humara (of The Silos)

with Adam Levy
Jun
14
th
2019
Mainroom
Jun
14
th
2019
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY and an all-star band led by JOHN ELLER

with Adam Levy, CIARAN DALY, CHRIS PERRICELLI and more!
Jan
24
th
2019
Turf Club
Jan
24
th
2019
Turf Club

Kari Arnett

with Ben Miller, Savannah Smith, The Home Fires and more!
Apr
30
th
2017
Turf Club
Apr
30
th
2017
Turf Club

Tommy Keene

with Adam Levy and Ivan Julian
Apr
22
nd
2017
First Avenue
Mar
19
th
2017
Turf Club
Mar
19
th
2017
Turf Club

TUNES TRIVIA at the Turf Club

with Adam Levy and Lori Barbero
Mar
18
th
2016
Turf Club
Mar
18
th
2016
Turf Club

Dark Horse Revue

A Tribute To GEORGE HARRISON ft. JOHN ELLER, RANDY CASEY, NOAH LEVY, STEVE PRICE, ANDY DEE
with Adam Levy, Dave Boquist, Leslie Ball and more!
Nov
9
th
2015
Fine Line
Nov
9
th
2015
Fine Line

The Polyphonic Spree

with Adam Levy
Oct
1
st
2013
Bryant Lake Bowl
Oct
1
st
2013
Bryant Lake Bowl

San Fermin

with Adam Levy
Feb
1
st
2013
Mainroom
Jun
8
th
2012
Mainroom
Jun
8
th
2012
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY, LAURIE LINDEEN, Reed Wilkerson and more!

with MANY SPECIAL GUESTS and DJ Jake Rudh
Dec
24
th
2011
7th St Entry
Dec
24
th
2011
7th St Entry

JEWBILEE! 2011

with KIN (featuring Bobby Z of the Revolution), RABBI JON DAVIS AND HIS KLEZMER ORCHESTRA, PAT SUSMILCH and more!
Jun
10
th
2011
Mainroom
Jun
10
th
2011
Mainroom

ROCK FOR PUSSY

with an all-star band led by JOHN ELLER, Lori Barbero, LAURIE LINDEEN and more!
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry
Nov
26
th
2010
7th St Entry

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, Brianna Lane, Mayda and more!
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom
Nov
26
th
2010
Mainroom

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS

with Martin Devaney, The Honeydogs, Pink Mink and more!

More Shows

Aug
20
th
First Avenue

Chastity Brown

Aug
11
th
7th St Entry

Zaq Baker, Getting By and Big Salt

Nov
26
th
Armory

Trampled by Turtles

with Charlie Parr
Sep
15
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Ninja Sex Party

with Super Guitar Bros