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Reunited


And it feels so good. Former classmates Adam & Kizzie found love later in life, only to make beautiful music together.

Louis Fowler July 24th, 2013

Adam & Kizzie
8-10 p.m. Friday
Lower Bricktown Plaza
115 E. Reno
lowerbricktown.com
236-8666
free

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Oklahoma City musical duo Adam and Kizzie Ledbetter’s story is like something out of a romance. Classmates at Classen School of Advanced Studies, they went their separate ways after graduation, until 2011, when fate drew them back together.

“We were both going through some pretty heavy transitions in life, going through our depressions, so when we first started hanging out again as friends, music just became something else for us to do,” Adam Ledbetter said. “From there, it just kind of took off. We started developing feelings for each other. We say that music is the third part of our relationship: It’s me; it’s Kizzie; and it’s music. There’s really no way to have any of the other two without one or the other.”

Now married and performing full-time as Adam and Kizzie, the two will perform their specialized brand of pop-centric soul, which they call “Eedo,” Friday night at Lower Bricktown Plaza.

“‘Eedo’ is a word of our own creation that signifies the freedom to operate outside the boundaries. There’s no other really way to describe it,” he said. “It’s a really eclectic blend, but it’s not clichéd eclectic. We have really diverse influences, so our music is kind of like thrift-store shopping: You take what you find, mix it together and every outfit is different.”

The goal, he said, is always to have something fresh.

“Even if we’re doing the same song, it might be informed by one thing one night, and something totally different the next night,” he said.

Kizzie Ledbetter added that what makes their stage performances so appealing is that their obvious chemistry goes “beyond music.”

“I don’t pretend to know that I’ve seen every musician here, but one thing that I do know is there isn’t a married couple doing what we’re doing: playing the piano and singing, writing their own music,” she said. “There’s not a Southern twang to it; there’s not an east-side twang to it. We cover all the ground, music-wise.”

It can be heard on their latest album, The Book of Eedo Vol. 1. The disc has brought them new fans eager to see the couple perform live.

“Our music is for people,” she said. “We don’t do music just for us, and we don’t do music for the sake of making money and putting out a record. We write stuff that others can relate to; we make it for everybody. We want to, in some way, touch someone with our music. It’ll make you think; it’ll make you feel; and even if it makes you cry, you'll feel good afterward.”

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