Joe Zelek Band
w/ Secret devil tuning
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A decade or so into chasing songs from rust belt dive bars to huge festival stages to the streets of Music City, the Joe Zelek Band had become a regional success story with songs playing on radio stations across the country.
But struggling with a sense of disconnect from the muse, the Ohio-based singer/songwriter did what any business-savvy musician on the brink of breakthrough success would do: blew the whole damn thing up and went on sabbatical.
Fast forward through a couple years of side projects, feeding chickens, making music for TV shows (Duck Dynasty, The Wahlburgers), assembling a bare bones recoring studio and breathing in inspirational locales from California to Carolina, Zelek is now on the road back to his natural habitat armed with a J-45, gut string banjo, a few Special 20's, one shitty old kick drum, two kindred musical spirits and a collection of tunes that clearly display a renewed intensity and authenticity.
Enter the Alaskan cowboy Carl Besece on harmonica and all manner of stringed instrument with his kinetic, authentic stage presence.
And the wild and wonderful West-by-God-Virginian Scotty Harkness with his 70's-tinged moving bass lines and signature background vocal.
I started jamming with Carl and Scotty out in the barn and God said it was good.
The result is JZB v2.0...
Song driven, foot stompin’ American music from the Ohio/West Virginia line.
Joe's music is definitely country, sprinkled with sounds of his native Appalachia. But there's also a bit of a Rock Star attitude that filters in giving him a sound all his own. -Chuck Dauphin, Music News Nashville