The Zuzu Welsh Band
Published today, June 13th:
The Bottle Brought Me Down
Take the cap off and you'll drown
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
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
UPCOMING DATES - 2017
May 27th - Brewskies, Fairview NC 9-1
May 28th - Homeward Bound benefit at The Social
June 2nd - The Social, 9-12
June 3rd - Lake View Docks, South Holston Lake, TN
June 10th - Dumplin Valley Concert with Terry Phillips, $5 cover for adults, $1 for students.
June 21st 6-8PM Grey Eagle on the patio, acoustic show all ages
June 23rd - Hot Springs Motorcycle Weekend, Hot Springs NC 6PM
June 24th - Mason Jar, Hillsville VA 9-1 $5 cover
June 25th - Chateau Morrisette Winery, Floyd VA 1-4PM, no cover
June 30th - Waterin' Hole, Waynesville NC 10-2
July 1 - Blue Ghost Brewery, Fletcher NC 7-9, no cover
July 15th - Shiners in Coward SC 10-2
July 21st - Stone Road Restaurant, Asheville, 8-11:30
July 22nd - The Kraken, Chapel Hill, w/Glenn Jones, 8:30-12:30
July 23rd - The Grey Eagle, with Ian Ridenhour and Goodfight, 7PM
July 27th - Black Mountain Park Rhythms, 7-9PM
July 28th - The Social, 9-12
July 29th - Catawba Brewery, Morganton NC, 8-11PM
July 30th - Chateau Morrisette Winery, Floyd AV 1-4PM
Belly Of The Beast
We have all been down before...
Late Night Lonesome Prisoner Blues
A song that sprung from a random conversation.
2017 has shaped up to be the best year yet for the band. More shows booked, new originals, tight new line-up, and rave reviews in the press. The release of Full Disclosure to the film festivals after a cast-only showing at The Social that includes three Zuzu Welsh original songs in the film and on the soundtrack. Headline slot at the June 10th Dumplin Valley Concert in Jefferson City, TN. A slot at the 2017 River Valley Blues Festival. A slot at the spring Homeward Bound benefit at The Social and a slot at the Labor Day weekend Socialfest.
We also will be bringing in some new originals - Gone Too Soon and Burden are ready to start working on and Mark has four or five original songs that I think will fit in well also.
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For all my life, it seems, music as been central. As a child, I remember music - the classic rock of the 1960s as my mother worked around the house. Influences like CCR, The Beatles, Cream, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, all in my ears. As I grew older, I realized I wanted to play, and I took up the guitar. And here I am, more than 30 years down the road, still playing my way down the road less traveled.