Mercury Lounge show supporting William Tyler!

Pleased to announce I’ll be supporting the amazing William Tyler for his record release show at The Mercury Lounge this Tuesday night, April 16th. His new record Impossible Truth is epic! If you like the sound of 6 strings then do yourself a favor and pick this one up. This is the early show! Doors are at 6:30. I’ll be going on at 7 sharp, so come out early if you can! In other news…

Live from the Ore Mountains Bootleg

Hello out there!  Zachary Cale here writing from the wintery white skies of Gotham.  Gonna interrupt my holiday hibernation with a little news item.  While on my recent European tour I stopped over in the Ore Mountains in the East German town of Schwarzenberg.  I had a day off originally but at the last minute my good friend Marcus Obst organized a concert at The Galerie Rademann.  It was late October (not even Halloween yet) but it was already snowing in the mountains.  The performance took place in a small room situated in the storefront of the gallery.  I proceeded to play a two hour set (21 songs) to the 30 or so locals packed in there.  Marcus captured the whole thing (warts and all) on a small hand held digital recorder.  You’ll have to forgive the fidelity of the recording, it is quite primitive, but I think it’s a nice document of my solo show for that tour.  On it you’ll find songs spanning throughout all my records (including the Illuminations LP) as well as a couple new and unreleased tunes. You can download the entire set in your choice of FLAC or high quality MP3 from the Dying […]

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 […]

Bread and Cow Session

Here’s another glimpse of the European tour last Fall.  This one comes from one the greatest cities on Earth: Amsterdam! At this point I had already been traveling for three weeks.  Fate would have it that my first day off would be in Amsterdam, and just in time to take part in a new music/media website called Bread and Cow.  While showing me around the city my hosts shot a video of me playing some songs.  Huge thanks to Victoria Jacob and Renne van der Sluis for the video and photos!

Two live ones

Here are two live videos from the other night at The Sock Hop!  Thanks to Ryan P. James for filming and Vincent Nasserbakht for hosting me.  “Play it as it Lays” is a new song.  “Day for Night” is a song from my latest record Noise of Welcome.  The album version features a full band, here it is bare bones style. “PLAY IT AS IT LAYS” “DAY FOR NIGHT”