For the latest album from Adam Ezra Group, the Boston band has gone to great lengths to preserve the inclusive environment that has driven their dynamic for over a decade. On their fifteenth album Hurricane Wind, which is available for free via NoiseTrade until June 18, they enlisted help from none other than their dedicated fan base and R&B legend and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer John Oates of Hall & Oates.
The process of making Hurricane Wind has been a public development since last December, when the band started a crowdfunding campaign through PledgeMusic to make an album with fans’ help every step of the way. They kicked it off by sharing 23 studio demos and invited followers to participate in everything from song arrangement to track selection. The final 11 songs were originally planned to be released free for two weeks starting May 21, but the giveaway has been extended to June 18.