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Musical artist

Dr. Adam Zwig is an American singer-songwriter, psychotherapist, and author.[1] He has been featured in Billboard, Huffington Post, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, Forbes, Gibson and many other publications. He has released 7 albums and his songs can regularly be heard on NBC, Fox, and Fuel TV.[2]

Psychology education and professional practice

Zwig earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary School Education and a Master’s degree in Psychology at Antioch University. He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Saybrook University in San Francisco. After graduating he moved to Zurich, Switzerland to study at the C. G. Jung Institute, Zürich .[no citations needed here] He practiced psychotherapy there for ten years before moving to Portland, Oregon where he became a therapist, counselor, and consultant, founding and directing the Portland Health Services, a donor funded nonprofit therapy clinic for low income people.[3]

Music career

Pictures of the Gone America, Live and Unplugged (2002–2004)

In 2002, Zwig released his solo debut album, Pictures of the Gone America.[4]

Koan (2004–2006)

In 2004, Zwig released his 2nd solo album, Koan.[no citations needed here]

Cast Iron Letters, Tour (2007–2010)

In 2007, Zwig once again teamed up with producer Jonathan Plum to release Cast Iron Letters,[5]. In support of the album, Zwig and his band embarked on a one-year tour of the U.S. and Europe.[no citations needed here]

Visions of the Shimmering Night, Tour (2011–2013)

Coming off the Cast Iron Letters Tour, Zwig began writing songs that would become his album entitled Visions of the Shimmering Night. Zwig originally penned enough material to comprise a double album, but then decided to release 12 songs as a stand-alone record.[no citations needed here] For this album Zwig worked with producers Stuart Sikes and David Bianco. In support of Visions, Zwig and his band, featuring Brian MacLeod on drums and Erik Kertes on bass, embarked on a six-week tour of the U.S., beginning on the West Coast and ending in the East. Also during this time, Zwig collaborated with video director Garrett Gibbons on a video for "Everybody Love."[no citations needed here]

Stones, Bones, and Skin, Tour (2014)

While touring the states for his Visions of the Shimmering Night Tour, Zwig began penning the material that would comprise the 5 songs for his EP entitled Stones, Bones, and Skin.[6] working again with producers Sikes and Bianco.[7] Three songs from the EP, "Going Back to Vermont," "Raising People," and "Sunshine Waves" became Top Ten hits on the AC charts, with two live videos released from a show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, as well as a lyric video for "Waiting on Heaven (To Make a Move) (Orchestral Version)" (featuring The Section Quartet) created by video director Aya Tanimura.[no citations needed here] In support of the album, Zwig and his band toured both Europe and the US.[no citations needed here]

Live at the Wiltern Theatre (2015)

During the Stones, Bones, and Skin Tour Zwig and his band decided to capture one live unedited performance on tape, choosing the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles for Zwig's 7th solo album, Live at the Wiltern Theatre. Released on December 11, 2015, the album was recorded by producer David Bianco, and premiered on Billboard.[8] on December 7. In addition, 4 songs have been premiered in media to date: "Just Like Tom Thumb Blues, a Bob Dylan cover",[9] "Raising People",[10] "I Remember You",[11] and "Going Back to L.A".[12]



  • Live at the Wiltern Theatre (2015)
  • Stones, Bones, and Skin (2014)
  • Visions of the Shimmering Night (2013)
  • Cast Iron Letters (2007)
  • Koan (2004)
  • Live and Unplugged (2004)
  • Pictures of the Gone America (2002)


  • So Glad (Live) (2017)
  • Visions of the Shimmering Night (2017)
  • Peace of Mind (2017)
  • I Remember You (Live) (2017)
  • Once a True Love (Reprise) (Live) (2015)
  • Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Live) (2015)
  • Sunshine Waves (2015)
  • Raising People (2014)
  • Going Back to Vermont (2013)
  • Can't Afford to Fall (2012)
  • Waiting on Heaven (To Make a Move) (2011)
  • When All the World Was in Love (2010)
  • Everybody Love (2010)
  • Once a True Love (2008)
  • Who Killed Michael Vaughn? (2008)
  • Castaways (2007)[13]


Title AC Top 200 Release Date
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues 9 July 31, 2015
Sunshine Wives 10 January 13, 2015
Raising People 8 June 17, 2014
Going Back to Vermont 9 October 18, 2013
Waiting on Heaven (To Make a Move) 10 March 22, 2011
Everybody Love 9 June 22, 2010
Once a True Love 8 October 28, 2008
Who Killed Michael Vaughn 8 April 29, 2008
Castaways 10 May 15, 2007


  1. "Exclusive Video Premiere: Adam Zwig's "Sunshine Waves"". Guitar World. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  2. Brungardt, Leah (18 Nov 2015). "Singer-Songwriter, ADAM ZWIG Discusses His Newest Album, Recording at LA’s Wiltern Theatre, Covering Bob Dylan and Much More!". All Access. Retrieved 5 May 2018. 
  3. "Portland Heath Services Inc". Tax Exempt World. 
  4. Geller, Wendy (15 January 2016). "Video Premiere: Adam Zwig Debuts Live ‘Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues’". Yahoo! Music. 
  5. "Gibson Recommends Adam Zwig Cast Iron Letters". Gibson. July 2007. 
  6. Frazer, Bear (14 Nov 2015). "Adam Zwig: Making Music That Cuts Skin Deep". Arena. 
  7. "Miles Davis Way: Chats with Erin Davis & Vince Wilburn, The Babys' Tony Brock and Ryan Aderréy, Plus Gladshot and Adam Zwig". 
  8. "Adam Zwig Releases 'Adam Zwig: Live at the Wiltern Theatre': Exclusive Premiere | Billboard". Retrieved 2015-12-14. 
  9. "Listen To Adam Zwig’s Rocking Cover of Dylan’s "Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues"". Retrieved 2015-12-14. 
  10. "SONG PREMIERE: Adam Zwig Rides High In "Raising People" Live - Glide Magazine" (in en-US). Retrieved 2015-12-14. 
  11. "LISTEN: Adam Zwig, 'I Remember You'". Retrieved 2015-12-14. 
  12. MacIntyre, Kieran (20 October 2015). "Premiere: Adam Zwig’s Live Performance of "Going Back to LA"". 
  13. "Adam Zwig - Albums".