Article originally published on July 2, 2007 by Nancy Dunham
Music Review: Adam Zwig
"Cast Iron Letters"
Written by Nancy Dunham
Published July 02, 2007
Adam Zwig is a man who seems comfortable with himself.
As the founder, songwriter and lead guitarist for Shapeshifter, Zwig took a giant step back from his rock roots after “My Enemy” and other songs propelled the band up the charts and into critics’ “best of” lists. In 2002, the slide-guitar whiz opted to go solo.
At that time, he told reviewers that he wanted to move away from commercial material. His goal was to emulate “real” singer songwriters who told serious, heartfelt stories that give the big picture ala Bob Dylan.
With the release of his third solo album, Cast Iron Letters, Zwig’s move from rock-and-roll favorite to thoughtful artist with stories to tell seems complete. The 13-track CD consists of some lovely, winding melodies that serve as the soundtrack to songs about love, human failings, and justice.