Live at 285 Kent Friday June 29th

This Friday night The Rain Band will be joining me for a set at 285 Kent. We’re plenty pleased to be opening for some top notch rock n roll bands. We’ll be kicking off the festivities around 8pm, so come early if you wanna catch our set. We got some new burners we’ve been dying to show you! 285 Kent @ S. 1st Brooklyn, NY

Opening for UK folk legend Michael Chapman!

I feel honored to be supporting the legendary Michael Chapman this Friday at Union Pool. For those don’t know Mr. Chapman has been releasing amazing folk/rock/guitar based records since 1969 (Light in the Attic records has recently reissued his first two albums).  He is (without a doubt) one of the greatest living troubadours.  I’ll be opening the night at 9pm. Mike Wexler, a musician of extraordinary talent will be following my set.  The night will be concluded by a solo set by Michael Chapman. Seriously… I wouldn’t even being playing the music I do if this guy hadn’t thought of it first. Don’t miss this!

Love Everlasting 7″ on Dull Knife Records

I am excited to announce the release of a new 7″ single on Houston, TX. based label Dull Knife Records!  This two song single  is part of the label’s ongoing 7″ songwriter series.  It features the songs “Love Everlasting” and “Hallelujah Kid” and is limited to 300 copies. For these songs I let my power pop and rock influences come to the fore.  It must have been from jamming all those Nick Lowe and Dwight Twilley records!  “Love Everlasting” is a slow burner that’s been showing up in live sets with The Rain Band for the past year including last year’s Daytrotter session.  It was recorded at the All Hands House with contributions from Uriah Theriault, Phil Glauberzon, Michael Flis, and Ryan Johnson.  “Hallelujah Kid” is a folk rock song that starts out mellow but eventually morphs into a roller rink anthem.

NATCH 5 – Zachary Cale, Ethan Schmid & Mighty Moon

Last April I was invited by chief engineer of BLACK DIRT STUDIO, Jason Meagher (No Neck Blues Band, Coach Fingers) to take part in a new collaborative recording project called NATCH.  The idea of the project is to bring two different sounding bands/artists to Black Dirt’s upstate NY studio and record a couple tracks together.  Jason paired me with the Brooklyn dream folk duo MIGHTY MOON, comprised of members Leah Evans and Jay Giampietro.  I asked my good pal and RAIN BAND drummer Ethan Schmid to tag along to add his percussion and banjo skills. We ended up recording two songs and two instrumentals with each musician playing a role on each track.  My contributions are “Love in Vain” and “Memory Loss”, while Mighty Moon contributed “Worlds Away” and “Trees Don’t Sleep”.  It was amazing how fast these came together. Feel free to share the mp3’s from the soundcloud links below, and don’t forget to download the whole session from WFMU’s FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE at the bottom of this post. – “Love in Vain” was written by the near mythical figure, Robert Johnson.  I’ve been playing my own warped version of his classic for years.  While the lyrics are adapted […]