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ABOUT ZAC HARMON
Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, singer, and songwriter whose style continues the lineage of American Blues music. America’s classical music.
Blues Revue called Harmon “a masterful musician and performer of the blues.” Blues journalist Don Wilcock referred to his “Bobby Blue Bland uptown sophistication with a touch of Freddie King guitar.” And JazzReview said, “With his big blues sound from Mississippi, Harmon can go toe to toe with some of the best blues men in the business. Please don’t be shy, go ahead and mention Harmon’s name in the same sentence with Bobby “Blue” Bland, Albert King and Bobby Rush—just to name a few.”
Zac Harmon continues to tour both nationally and internationally as an ambassador of this great American music art form called the Blues. His live shows are a non-stop low down throwdown as he brings audiences to their feet with his irresistible passion and enthusiasm.
Zac Harmon is a real-deal bluesman with killer guitar chops, solid songwriting skills, and the ultimate rhythm and blues voice. - Rex Bartholomew - Blues Blast
Not since Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf have I seen a stage presence as seriously seductive as this was, and backed by a seasoned band that knew the score. ~ Don Wilcock
It takes a truly gifted artist to go in as many directions over the course of a single CD as Harmon does here and still retain a sense of coherence. For that alone, this is a pretty remarkable outing—but the real treat is the quality of the music itself, from beginning to end. - Living Blues
... he’s been on a roll, becoming one of the blues’ strongest live performers, thrilling fans everywhere from Memphis to Mumbai. His live performances combine elements of everything that influenced him: soul-blues, gospel, reggae, and modern blues-rock. ~ American Blues Scene
RECENT AWARDS and NOMINATIONS
LATEST CD - BMA Winner Best Soul Blues Album
Catfood Records announces the release of Long As I Got My Guitar, the new album from Texas-based award-winning blues singer/guitarist Zac Harmon. Produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines (Santana, Steve Ray Vaughan, and Journey) and recorded at Sonic Ranch in, Tornillo, Texas, Long As I Got My Guitar features 10 songs performed in Harmon’s inimitable funky, soul-blues sound. Backing Zac’s lead guitar and vocals on most of the tracks are The Rays: Bob Trenchard – bass; Richy Puga – drums; Johnny McGhee – guitar; Dan Ferguson – keyboards; plus SueAnn Carwell and Corey Lacey – background vocals; with Harmon’s regular touring band on additional tracks. Catfood Records released his 2019 label debut, Mississippi Bar BBQ, also produced by Jim Gaines, to rave critical acclaim and extensive radio airplay.
The songs on Long As I Got My Guitar include a number of tunes co-penned by Harmon and Catfood Records owner Bob Trenchard. The album’s repertoire runs the gamut of the blues experience: from the uptown sound of “Soul Land” and “Love for You Baby;” to the gritty “Deal with the Devil,” “People Been Talking,” “Waiting to Be Free,” “New Year’s Day” and the title track, the latter two especially distinguished by Harmon’s stinging blues guitar attack. Dan Ferguson’s accordion playing on “Crying Shame,” even adds a little Zydeco touch to that track.
“This probably is the most memorable record of my career,” Zac Harmon says about the new CD. “Bob Trenchard and I were so much on the same page with all that we went through in 2020 that it spawned some incredibly emotional song testimonials, such as ‘Scatter My Ashes to the Wind.’ Great songs, great musicians and a great producer have once again created a great musical presentation.”
Zac Harmon summarizes his recent experiences (and provides the new album’s title) by declaring: “After a year of picking up my guitar and then putting it down, I finally realize that as long as I got my guitar, all is good with my soul.”.
Zac Harmon received the award for Soul Blues Album of the Year for his latest recording, Long As I Got My Guitar at the 43rd Annual Blues Music Awards held in Memphis, TN on May 5, 2022.