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New album available now: 
A Little Bit Ludicrous

Stream and download right here. 
Five new songs with a new quartet. 

Recorded at The Complex in San Francisco, February 2017. 
Helen Lee designed the artwork.

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Coming soon: My writings that are not lyrics.

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posted Apr 5, 2017, 12:31 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Apr 8, 2017, 5:24 PM ]

New album available now: A Little Bit Ludicrous

Purchase the new album now. Five new songs with new quartet, recorded at The Complex in San Francisco. Helen Lee designed the album artwork.

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posted Apr 1, 2017, 6:33 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Apr 1, 2017, 6:35 PM ]

Setlist announced for album-release show on 4/21/17

Here's more or less the setlist for my next show at Lost Church, San Francisco, on Friday, April 21st.
Buy tickets - RSVP on FB

(*=new song from new album, A Little Bit Ludicrous)

Give Back
Pie Or Soup
Obligatory Highway Analogy
Patapon's Foodbowl*
Shut Up and Listen*
Stupid Assholes
Cool Shit*
Big Kid Now
A Little Bit Ludicrous*
Demons

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posted Mar 11, 2017, 9:46 PM by Adam Balbo

A Bit Too Intimate: Episode #18

The new band debuted at JJ Schultz's flat in the Mission, San Francisco, on February 19th. Here is the one song that is not on the new album that we played: "Big Kid Now." Plus, get a peek of us in the studio recording the new album at The Complex SF with engineer George Rosenthal. Thanks to Helen Lee for filming. King Willow and Carlie Mari were also on the bill that night.


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posted Mar 4, 2017, 11:56 AM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 5:05 PM ]

New "Ludicrous" album + release show

We've finished recording the new album, A Little Bit Ludicrous, at The Complex. The new band includes my long-time drummer (Mr. Andrew), electric bass (Jon Moyer), and tenor saxophone (PJ Bottoms). It has been a pleasure to work with George Rosenthal at his studio in SoMa, SF. The digital release will be up the week of the show. 

Want a physical copy? Let me know, and I could do a limited CD pressing.

I'll be sharing a bill with the wonderful SF bluegrass rock band, The Dull Richards, for a double album-release show on Friday, April 21, 2017, at The Lost Church in the Mission, SF. The venue is chill as fuck. It would be magical to fill it up. 

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posted Jan 28, 2017, 1:23 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 1:24 PM ]

A Bit Too Intimate: Episode #12

Here a performance at The Question Mark, a house in Oakland, in 2016. The song is "Give Back What I Can," originally on Refried Nostalgia (2011). Thanks to Helen Lee for the footage. Origami Ghosts (Seattle) was also on the bill that night.



A Bit Too Intimate: Episode #13

Here is another performance at Cafe International in Lower Haight, San Francisco, in 2009. The song is "The Snakemen," originally on Big Kid Now (2008). Thanks to Slim Critchlow for the original footage. Great Girls Blouse and JJ Schultz were also on the bill that night.



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posted Jan 7, 2017, 9:04 AM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 1:25 PM ]

A Bit Too Intimate: Episode #11

This is another (simple) performance from The Shed, my home studio, in Oakland, filmed on January 4, 2017. "In Their Grip," is on Demons (2014). New video every week. I mean it. Usually on Wednesday.



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posted Dec 29, 2016, 9:54 AM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 1:26 PM ]

A Bit Too Intimate: Episode #10

This is from a performance at Cafe International in Lower Haight, San Francisco, in 2009. The song is "Note to Self," originally on Big Kid Now (2008). Thanks to Slim Critchlow for the original footage. Great Girls Blouse and JJ Schultz were also on the bill that night.



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posted Dec 19, 2016, 10:17 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 1:26 PM ]

Resuming my webshow, A Bit Too Intimate

Here are the latest in my weekly video series. Both are me playing alone at The Shed, my home studio: "Just Singing a Song" (#9), originally on Fix (2009), and "A Little Bit Ludicrous" (#8), which is a new song that will be on my upcoming album, due out in April 2017.





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posted Nov 16, 2016, 10:17 PM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 1:26 PM ]

Two new releases: Adam Balbo Archives

These are the first two of (hopefully) an ongoing series of compilations of mine. They are available only to subscribers. These two albums include unreleased demos (from my earliest recordings when I was 19 years old onward), live shows and radio performances, and (eventually) interviews.

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posted Sep 28, 2016, 12:17 AM by Adam Balbo   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 1:27 PM ]

Show in Salt Lake City, Utah

Here is me during a performance on August 27th a block away from the The Salt Lake Temple. It was a good show. Local bands James Miska and Widdrim also played. We held it outside in the comfortably cool night, next to the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, where my friend, Leeza Meksin, had an exhibition opening the previous night. The show was on a small concrete plaza in the lawn between the building and the street. Someone brought a wonderful floor lamp.


(Photo: Helen Lee)

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