Only in his mid-20â€™s, Zac possesses an uncanny aura -- in both his personality and in his music -- that is beyond his young years. It is this aura that easily draws people into Zacâ€™s World; a world of jam-packed gigs where post-collegiate kids rub elbows with blue-collar bikers; a world of â€œchicken-friedâ€ mayhem where fans toast the sky (domestic beer in hand) to certain parts of songs.
Zacâ€™s love for the great outdoors, warm nights, cold beers, and people in general, comes through in his songs, which are one part personal and sentimental, and another part raucous and downright humorous. If Jimmy Buffet had a younger brother playing music in the Georgia wild, he might be Zac Brown. Zacâ€™s style is acoustic-based, but donâ€™t get the wrong idea, your jaw will drop as you bear witness to Zacâ€™s frantic finger-pickinâ€™, hand-thumpinâ€™ nylon-stringed guitar solos.
A true "Redneck Renaissance Man", Zac owns his own restaurant, Zac's Place that serves up southern gourmet culled from his personal recipes.... Zac breeds his "own" breed of dog, the Weimerhound A Wiemereymer and Bloodhound mix.... Zac collects bone knives and hand axes and is an excellent knife-throwing marksman.... Zac grows figs and bottles his own preserves on his farm... Zac is also a comedy writer and occasionally performs his original comedy songs on an unsuspecting audience... Zac knows both Kung Fu and Ju-Jitsu.
Zac grew up in Cumming, Georgia, with 11 brothers and sisters. In school he performed as a chamber singer in a chorus ensemble that brought him to Germany, the Czech Republic and a stint at Carnegie Hall. However, it was in high school that Zac started writing his own songs and gigging out. He found instant song-writing chemistry with good friend, Wyatt Durrette, who has partnered with Zac in writing some of their best songs. Zac was soon opening for national headliners Shawn Mullins, Angie Aparo, and even played a private gig for the Governor of Georgia.
Zac has independently sold 5,000 copies of his first cd, â€œFar From Einstyneâ€, and 6,000 copies of his second cd, â€œHome Grownâ€. Heâ€™s a crowd-favorite and has been asked back repeatedly because of popular demand at events like Atlanta Braves games and the Rock Boat.
In 2004, Zacâ€™s love for food and cooking led him to open his own restaurant, Zacâ€™s Place, on Lake Oconee, GA. In Zacâ€™s own words: â€œBasically, I wanted a cool, relaxed place where I could play music in front of a crowd whenever I wanted when I was home and not on tour. We record every show and give out cdâ€™s to all in attendance.â€
Almost immediately Zac fans showed up in droves at Zacâ€™s Place. This proved to be another way for rabid fans to experience Zac. By stepping into Zacâ€™s world in Lake Oconee, dining on his personal recipes, and kicking back listening to him by the lake, it was like living out one of Zacâ€™s songs!
So, if heaven is having â€œyour toes in the water and ass in the sandâ€ or â€œa cold beer on a Friday nightâ€ and wearing â€œjeans that fit just rightâ€, youâ€™ll swear Zac Brown is your guardian angel.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Every Little Bit
2. Whatever It Is
3. Chicken Fried
4. On This Train
5. Better Day
7. Curse Me
10. These Days
11. Tax Man Shoes