About Ada Jane

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Ada Jane is the latest manifestation of the musical efforts of Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter Matt Marka. The band also includes Charlie Wilson (drums), Collin Neugebauer (bass), David Strahan (lead guitar, pedal steel) and various other guests. Ada Jane delivers a varied sound style, ranging from moody dirges similar to the darker moments of Wilco or Bruce Springsteen, to rollicking, rousing rock ‘n roll that has been compared to Hüsker Dü.

We♥Music review of Again…Again

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Again…Again combines all that we love about bona fide Minneapolis rock: sincere lyrics, catchy riffs, potential to disable ears, horns, and enough growl-singing to be convincing without sounding Battle of the Bands. Remember the good days, before musicians went soft and started playing glockenspiels? Ada Jane remembers. One of the stronger tracks, “Down the Highway,” […]

Sunday’s Best

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Stiff and straight and set. Never to move. Claiming truth truth true. And now claiming you. Some want. Some want. Some want proof pure. Their end all’s to be sure. But I like your question marks. I like your exclamation points. I like your choice of words and how those words sounds with your voice. […]

Down the Highway

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Well today they came with the pulleys and the cranes and they carried my home away. Took a hundred wheels and cables made of steel and machines that looked like men. Well I’m sorry to say I checked my pockets for change, and I can’t make it out that way. Got a need to tame […]