Ignite the Soul at the Civic Theater!

 Ignite the Soul will be presented at the Civic Theater in Akron!


Yoga and Music Video

 Yoga and Music Video. 


The Antidote to Be Released Dec 6th!

 The Antidote to be released on Dec 6th! 

Zach and The Bright Lights’ latest album inspires, provides The Antidote

AKRON—No matter what ails you, The Antidote is coming on December 6.

After 15 years of recording, Akron-based singer-songwriter, Zach, will release his 15th record, The Antidote, which is also his fifth record with his backing band, The Bright Lights.The title of this latest album derives from Zach’s personal journey through depression to emerge with even greater optimism. He speaks of music as his own personal cure. “Music is so powerful. It can touch a soul at such a level as nothing else can,” Zach said.

But The Antidote is also a band album, and this latest offering from The Bright Lights is a new step in the evolution of the band. Michael Marotta (keys), Charlie Trenta (lead guitar), Neil Keating (bass), and
Chris Maneri (drums) combine with Zach’s impassioned songwriting and vocals to sculpt a sound akin to the singer/songwriters of the ‘70s, mixed with touches of Bon Iver and ‘80s pop, a healthy helping of soul, and a layer of crisp Americana.

The Antidote also ventures thematically into new territory for The Bright Lights: modern-day social ills, and curing them. Zach said he wants this album to “inspire people to their highest goodness, to
encourage us all to manifest this goodness in some way in our lives.” This idea echoes in “Ignite the Soul,” when he sings, “Give, give, the gifts you give. Ignite the soul."

In the past few years, Zach’s become as equally known for the kinetic energy of his live performances as he has for his community activism, being named “Humanitarian of the Year” by Akron Life Magazine.

This album reflects that vocation and passion. Songs like “Ohio Breaking,” the anti-fracking anthem “I Want a Future Too,” and the environmentally-conscious “Pledge” raise awareness, while songs
like “Hymn” remind us that, "when the world comes to drag you down, light your smile, it keeps the darkness out."

“I Want a Future Too” has already gained recognition from some other songwriter-activists as a winning entry in an Artists Against Fracking contest judged by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon.

And anyone who’s seen Zach perform live will recognize “Manifest,” the song he professes as his life’s philosophy, with the chorus, “We should manifest ourselves in exquisiteness every chance we get."

Zach and The Bright Lights release The Antidote on Friday, December 6 at the new Jilly's Music Room (111 N Main St, Akron) at 10pm. A number of all-star guests will also join The Bright Lights on stage.

The evening will make for an energizing and enlightening performance. No cover. However, donations will be accepted for Zach's new Love Initiative Fund, a fund to help Akron-area nonprofits create programs to educate and inspire nonviolence in the community.

Provenance Released Today!

 Provenance is officially released world-wide today!


Provenance Videos!

Videos featuring several of the artists involved in the Provenance project!


Best Humanitarian!

 Akron Life and Leisure named me Best Humanitarian in their Best of the City 2013 Issue.


Compilation to Benefit the Families of the Newtown Tragedy

Its a great honor to be asked to participate in such a worthy cause, and to do it with such incredible musicians and writers!

Artists Against Fracking Video Contest Winner

My song and video for I Want a Future Too has been chosen as a finalist in Yoko Ono and Sean Lennons Artists Against Fracking Video Contest. Heres a link to all the winners:

Vegan Mentor

In addition to being a non-stop troubadour, I have been invited to be part of a community of Vegan Mentors. Email me for more info

Live Music for Yoga Classes!

I am available for performing live music for yoga classes. Over the last year, I have performed during a good number of classes in Ohio, California, Wyoming, and Oregon. Id love to add my flair to your class!

Akron Canton Airport

The Akron Canton Airport has asked Zach to be a part of their promotional materials. Both me and my song, Upon Your Dreams, are featured in this vignette.

Zach Plays the new Scene Sessions!

 Zach plays the new Scene Sessions!


The Antidote!

 The Antidote is being released Dec 6th!


Ignite the Soul Live!

The Akronist reviews the amazing live concert from 2015! Read more...