Zac Harmon Music
Catfood Records announces award-winning blues singer-guitarist Zac Harmon’s label debut CD, Mississippi BarBQ. Produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines and recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas, Mississippi BarBQ showcases 10 original songs, plus a killer cover of Dylan’s classic “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”
Mississippi BarBQ is the most progressive effort from Zac to date. “For the first time in my career, I have had the opportunity to just be the best artist I can be at the guidance of a master producer” says Harmon. “On this new CD, I got a chance to work with The Rays, which is a group of studio musicians headed up by Bob Trenchard. The Rays are incredible, and they bring the best out of every song. I also got a chance to collaborate in the writing with Bob Trenchard and John Hahn. These great writers proved their worth on every song. My favorite is the title song, ‘Mississippi BarBQ,’ which was the brainchild of Bob Trenchard. One of my other favorites is ‘A Dollar Out of 15 Cents,’ which I wrote with John Hahn. This CD is top shelf.”
Right Man Right Now
Right Man, Right Now (Blind Pig Records 2015) is contemporary music that proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today.
Addressing issues straight from today’s headlines, Zac presents them in a fresh original style built on the best blues tradition. He has some incredibly talented musicians helping him – guests include Bobby Rush, Lucky Peterson, Anson Funderburgh and Mike Finnegan.
Music Is Medicine
Music Is Medicine (Urban Eagle 2012) As a longtime, successful writer and producer, Zac is uniquely blessed with the ability to craft songs for others and after decades on duty, he certainly knows how to deliver for himself. This CD is a total experience in feeling good; from "I'd Rather Be With You" to "Talk to Me" to "Joanna". It takes you on a laid-back, rhythmic ride with "Miss American Girl" and "Drowning in Hollywood" and soothes your soul with "Wounded', "Grandma's Prayer' and "I'm a Healer". His guitar is represented well throughout the album, especially on "Blue Pill Thrill", "Country Boy" and "Running from the Devil".
From the Root
From The Root (NorthernBlues Music 2009), is a smooth mix of blues, rock, and soul. The opening cut, "Don’t Give Me Another Reason", is a capsule summary of the disc, with its muscular rock-edged blues guitar and funky backbeat. "Fannie Mae" is a roadhouse blues rocker featuring Jimmy Z’s frenzied harmonica. Tracks like this and "Keep The Blues Alive" and "Honey Bee" feature rock-based blues, while songs like "Scratch" and "Man Is Not Meant To Be Alone" feature a more traditional approach. Harmon proves to be adept going in either direction.