If you need to hone your air guitar skills, THIS is the album. I don't play air guitar a lot when listening to music (okay, more than I'd like to admit), but found myself doing it to every song on this album. Yes, the lyrics are good, and the vocals fit them, but it's the guitar that really stands out. "Yeah, those other instruments are okay, but check ME out!" I challenge you to listen to this album and not find yourself in air guitar mode. You just can't do it.
"There's a fault line running through me,
It's like I'm trapped inside of a dream..."
Fault Line Reviews
Going forward into 2018, the band is managed by StarsShine Music out of Dandridge TN. With other area artists Appalachian Renegades, 28 Pages, Homer Hart and Jon Spratt on their management roster, and dozens of eastern Tennessee venues in their sphere of influence, this management company has the tools to put bands on the map and deliver quality music from a variety of sources. I'm very excited.
The focus for the next couple months is on creating new material and recording, and surrounding myself with motivated, energetic, creative people who have the same vision. So 2018 starts with essentially an entirely new band - Jeremy King joins me on drums; Brandon Bailey comes into the mix on keyboards, guitar, vocals and additionally brings in vast experience with recording and writing, AND can also play drums and bass; Johnny Haisman remains on bass, and of course myself writing, playing guitars and singing.
To find us online, on reverbnation or youtube, click the appropriate link below:
UPCOMING DATES - 2018
March 10th - noon, WDVX Blue Plate Special
March 16th - 6-9PM Bold Rock Hard Cider in Mills River
March 17th - 10pm-1am Brewskies Tavern in FAirview NC
March 31st - 8-11PM Catawba Brewery in Morganton NC
April 6th 9pm-midnight The Social, Asheville NC
Belly Of The Beast
We have all been down before...
Four O'Clock Traim
In memory of my dear friend Greg Henderson and for his family.
Published today, June 13th:
AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE EVENTS
Fault Line is the debut release from Asheville's own Zuzu Welsh Band. This band can rock it out, folks! Zuzu Welsh does the writing, but the real star here is the musical collective of these fine musicians. They have two of the most gifted lead guitarists in western North Carolina. Zuzu's playing is rooted in the blues and plays with a passion much like Eric Clapton. Abbot Grivich compliments Zuzu perfectly with workman like precision and a southern rock feel. Vocalist Bobby Hicks brings energy and grit to the sound. The rhythm section of Dana Koone on percussion and Johnny Haisman on bass fill out and drive the rocking beat of the band. If you like your rock served with Carolina cooking and a dash of blues , then you need to give this cd a listen. The Zuzu Welsh Band deserves to be heard! - Ray Brown
The Zuzu Welsh Band
The Zuzu Welsh Band is available for your reception, private party or corporate event. With rate packages as low as $500, we can accommodate your budget and your needs. Awarded the Asheville Wedding Vendors' Badge of Excellence, you can be assured of a quality interaction with the Zuzu Welsh Band. Versatility to play everything from oldies to country to blues, an ability to learn specific songs as requested by you and an easy manner to work with combine to make us the ideal live music solution for your event. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or a quote.
The Bottle Brought Me Down
Take the cap off and you'll drown
"Four O'Clock Train", written in memory of my friend Greg who passed away last summer, on what would have been his 64th birthday today. Click the link to the right to listen to it. If you want to watch the video, click the link below: