Zach Hurd grew up in Bath, ME where he graduated from the Hyde School. After graduating from Wheaton College, he toured in the duo Causeway, performing at colleges, clubs and festivals across the country. More recently, he has established himself as a solo artist in the New York City music scene, appearing in clubs like The Living Room, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and Canal Room.
In 2008, he released his first solo CD; The Small Places EP, a five song effort that captures Hurd’s soulful, reflective lyrics and acoustic grooves all in a full band setting. He now follows this with his debut full length album, released in September of 2009, Changing Landscapes. This new album covers the personal and professional gamut of Hurd’s talents. He is a soulful writer, a creative and driving performer and a skilled producer. The album is a collection of 9 songs which thoroughly exhibit the melodic variety and sophistication of his music. Once again a full band sound derives from very talented co-players from greater Manhattan and Brooklyn; and his own musical prowess with instruments as varied as the moog, glockenspiel and banjo is featured as well. Zach wrote and produced the songs, from the timeless “Broken World” to the unique vibe of “Upside Down”.
Hurd makes one of his ‘not-often-enough’ Maine appearances at the North Star Music Cafe on Congress Street in Portland on Saturday October 17 at 9:00pm. New York friend and singer songwriter on the rise, Norman Vladimir, will be starting the evening at 8pm. Zach’s new release will be on sale during the evening and is available on iTunes.
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See www.zachhurd.com for more info.