"...the young artist continues to take in his surroundings, weaving them into the tapestry of his latest recordings."
"...at the crossroads of Jack White-inspired rock 'n' roll, blues licks and Beatles psychedelia"
- The Deli Magazine Philly
For Zack Krall, it all started with a love for the guitar. A love that he first developed while trying to teach himself Beatles songs on an old, beat up classical guitar in his Tarrytown, New York childhood home. Today, Zack is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania playing blues rock propelled by that same love for his instrument. His music is guitar-driven and catchy, and incorporates elements of a number of genres of music while leaning on a foundation of rock and blues.
Zack’s debut release, a three-song EP entitled Shadow, was released on April 28, 2017 and it was followed by his first full-length album, Breathe, on February 23, 2018. It was this release that prompted The Deli Magazine to describe Zack as being “at the crossroads of Jack White-inspired rock 'n' roll, blues licks and Beatles psychedelia.” And in December 2017, Zack was named Emerging Artist of the Month by The Deli Magazine in Philadelphia. In an interview with The Deli Magazine, he discussed writing music, his influences, living in Philadelphia, and more. You can read the full interview here.
In the summer of 2018, Zack began collaborating more frequently with bassist Maggie Barnett and drummer Chris Cerbone. While the trio already had been playing live together, they began to extend their relationship to the studio. That summer, they released two non-album singles – “This Kind of Love” and an electrified cover of the traditional folk song “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” – as well as a music video for “This Kind of Love” directed by Charlie Hildick-Smith. And in 2019, the singles began rolling out for a sophomore release: Heart / Body / Mind.
Heart / Body / Mind was released on October 25, 2019. The thirteen song album is in many ways a more honest and emotional project than its predecessor. It showcases Zack as both a songwriter and as a guitarist while also demonstrating the impact that Maggie and Chris have on what has become a trio. The album tells a story of heartbreak and loss through the lens of a separation between the body and the mind.
Zack's greatest strength, however, lies in his live performances with Maggie Barnett and Chris Cerbone. Zack has said of playing with them, "They just feel it differently than anyone else I've played with. Even if they didn't write a song, you would never know it because they're so invested in it, emotionally. When we start playing nothing else matters but that." Their performances are lively and exciting, and they bring emotion and energy to every song of the set. It’s certainly a performance that you don’t want to miss!
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