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Guitarist/singer Adam Levy (not to be confused with another guitarist of the same name who is a member of the Honeydogs) grew up in Los Angeles. His entrée into the music business came through his grandfather, a songwriter responsible for the Christmas favorite "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and the theme from the TV series Gilligan's Island, who took him to recording sessions. He learned to play the guitar and, at age 23, moved to San Francisco to be part of that city's jazz scene. He began to find favor as a session and backup musician there and back in L.A. as well as in New Orleans. In 1999, he moved to New York City, where encountered aspiring singer/pianist Norah Jones and began backing her. Meanwhile, his debut solo album, Buttermilk Channel, a trio effort of original songs also featuring Larry Goldings on organ and Kenny Wollesen on drums, was released on the independent Orchard label on August 14, 2001. In 2002, Levy played guitar on Jones' multi-platinum, Grammy-winning debut album, Come Away with Me. His second solo album, Get Your Glow On, was released by Lost Wax Music on April 8, 2003. In addition to Levy compositions, it included covers of songs by Carole King, Elvis Presley, and Bob Dylan, and Jones guested on it. Levy appeared on Jones' second album, Feels Like Home (2004), and contributed the song "In the Morning." His third solo album, Loose Rhymes, a live disc, was released July 11, 2006. He released his fourth solo album, Washing Day, on August 14, 2007, while he was on tour with Jones promoting her third album, Not Too Late. ~ William Ruhlmann