GrassRoots Regina presents from Ottawa, Ontario alt-country, roots singer-songwriter Brock Zeman in concert.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina.
Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 at the door.
He has released six albums featuring his distinctive brand of rough-edged country, folk, and bluegrass, sprinkled with a slight tinge of the blues. He has been praised by critics for the maturity of his vocals, the depth of his storytelling, and his impressive live performances.
Zeman's repertoire, at twenty-seven years of age, rivals that of seasoned performers twice his age and he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. With the ease of an experienced showman his performances balance the grit of everyday life with a lyrical heart, painting vignettes that everyone can relate to. His songs are catchy, singable, packed with emotion - and wisdom - but are grounded in his straight-forward vocals and heavy acoustic guitar. His biting lyrics are reminiscent of the messages contained in the songs of John Prine and his rich, raspy vocals beg to be compared to those of Steve Earle. For his Regina appearance he will be accompanied by Dan Walsh, formerly of Fred Eaglesmith’s Band, on guitar, and Blair Hogan on bass. These seasoned players form a tight roots-country ambiance that Zeman effortlessly wades into with his compelling vocals.
Zeman has released six critically acclaimed albums in the last six years. Following his debut release Cold Winter Comes in 2003, he produced five more albums in quick succession, the latest of which is $100 Difference released in January of 2008.
“Where was this troubadour hiding? This is a songwriter worth hearing over and over again.” - Exclaim
“One listen invites comparisons to such giants as John Prine, Steve Earle and Guy Clark.” - Edmonton Sun (Peter North)
“His recordings keep getting better and better each time a new CD appears.” - Rootstime
The Train in Me Clip:
Keep Movin' Clip: