Music Singer Song Writer
Folk singer / song
writer, Zach Huskey has been writing and performing his own music for
almost 25 years. After attending Music School in Los Angeles and performing
throughout California - he returned home to the desert area in 1993.
After recording /
releasing four success alternative / rock music cds with his band DALI'S
LLAMA and two incredible experimental blues / rock music cds with his
band PRIMORDIAL BLUES, Zach decided in 2000 he was ready for a change.
Zach recorded and
released his first solo acoustic, original American Roots music cd - Camping
On The Moon. This cd provided listeners the first opportunity to hear
Zach's songwriting in it's purist form, the way it is written, just Zach
and his guitar. He then followed up Camping
On The Moon with another folk cd which proved to have even greater
success than his first solo release.
Zach's second solo
cd, Catching Rattlesnakes had
a sound beyond traditional Folk Americana. A culmination of excellent
song writing and creative presentation. These original "folk"
songs contained elements of rock, blues and country/western incorporating
eclectic non-traditional percussion instruments while achieving a cd that
was and is extremely radio and retail friendly.
Zach took a little
different approach with his newest cd release, Fannie's
Spittoon Race. There's 6 string banjo, mandolin, double bass and of
course, acoustic guitar. Recorded completely live, with no over dubs,
in one day - what you hear at a live performance is what you get on this
cd (but with studio sound quality). Songs vary with Folk, Bluegrass, Dixieland,
Old Time Country and Jazz influences. There's twangy nasally vocals, incredible
songwriting, fantastic musicianship and even a little scattin'. This cd
was fun to make and it is fun to listen too.
As a singer, reviewers
have written "...will have you wishing that vocalist Zach Huskey
would jump out of the speakers and chew a little on your earlobe..."
and "...a country Tom Waits-meets-a-hillbilly-Neil Young..."
His guitar playing
has received incredible reviews such as "...blues riffs that can
only come from the soul..." and "...Huskey's solo recalls Jerry
Garcia at his most creative."
His lyrics are "...unpretentious
and likely to bring smiles..." and "...Even more distinctive
than the band's sound are Zach Huskey's lyrics, most of which deal with
topics rarely addressed in conventional blues."