Jon Wayne and The Pain CD Release Shows
Friday, January 20 & Saturday, January 21
I’m blessed to be the master of ceremonies for my brothers’ Jon Wayne and the Pain’s two release parties. The first held at the Garage in Moorhead, Minnesota, and the second live and direct on the First Avenue Main Stage.
I deeply appreciate everyone who appeared at the Hula-hoops & Vampires book release on Nov 10th 2016. I hadn’t been in Minnesota for over a month + The book release doubled as my birthday gathering = so the eclectic cast of friends, family, performers, and supporters that came through was real special for me.
Zach's new book Hula-Hoops & Vampires is available now:
Big Zach's new album "It's in the Water"
New Kanser joint "Maybe This Moment"
This fifteen-minute piece of music features many of our good friends. The majority of the production was done by Big Jess of the Unknown Prophets. Bass and guitar were played in the first section by Twinkie Jiggles and Josh Peterson of Heiruspecs. Transition production was done by Midway Felix, also of the Heiruspecs. And the four bar vocal glitch in the middle of the song was enraged by Mike the Martyr. The order of verses go, Big Zach, Big Shiz, Raashan Ahmad, Unicus, MeshOne, Kipp G, OSP, Glo Pesi of the Abstract Pack, Midway Felix. The angelic female vocals in the second evolution of the chorus were gifted to us by Kristina Marie Castaneda out of Iowa. The spirit of Alicia Steele slides through the song before OSP’s verse. And the third evolution of the chorus is sung by Unicus and Muadib (also of Heiruspecs).
by Big Zach, featuring Olivia Spitz. Produced by Duenday and Corey Hess.
KANSER MUSIC @ FOR THE LOVE
On July 11th 2015, Kanser was booked to perform at the For The Love Community block party Downtown St Paul. In honor of Kanser being together for two decades this summer, the promoter booked us to headline the daylong event. Personally I was nervous to go last since Kanser hasn’t been very active over the past few years, and there were many powerful artists on the bill.
I spilled my insecurities on my boy Jake Heinitz earlier that week. Jake reminded me that block party was called For The Love, and the woman who organized it, Amber Ace, had always been an honest promoter with Kanser through the years, and even a friend. I believe we were the first act Amber ever booked years ago when she got into promoting, and it meant something to her to have us headline.
For The Love ended up to be a very beautiful event, and real memorable in the journey of Kanser. Throughout the two decades Kanser has created music, the group has taken many forms with many members. On July 11th we performed with Unicus, Alicia Steele, Shiz, DJ Gabe Garcia and myself (Big Zach). Mesh would have loved to have been there, but he was out of state for work.
The audience was a diverse mix of artists, long time Kanser supporters, friends, and new faces who were catching us for the first time. It was great.