Music Industry News Network [03-07-2018]
Blues Funk Musician Unleashes Latest Single
Zach Prather, based in Switzerland, is a blues funk artist and singer-songwriter who has worked with renowned acts including Mick Jagger and Etta James as well as Screamin’ J Hawkins and Willie Dixon, who have been part of Zach’s journey to create his own “B Funk” style.
Born in Chicago in 1952, Zach was in the right city to have been produced by icons of Chicago Blues such as Willy Dixon as well as Horst Lippman, founder of the American Blues Fest for two decades from 1962 and credited with bringing American blues to Europe.
Across his career, Zach has been signed to various labels for various projects including Universal Music, Areola Amercia, Dixon Landing and two imprints based in France: Taxi Records and Melode/Encore.
Over this time the producer of Earth Wind and Fire, Denise Williams and The Emotions; Charles Stephany has recorded with Zach on various occasions.
As a songwriter, Zach has written for Motown, ATV Publishing and Holland, Holland. Hit writers Holland, Dozer and Holland of Motown started the latter.
Zach has recently performed live gigs over social media from his studio in Switzerland with his band The Tribe, while producers have finished mastering his latest recordings.
The press has already responded well to Zach Prather and The Tribe. The LA Times has described him as “The new bad boy of the blues” recently and Living Blues says: “He’s got the chops, the voice and the funk to garner a wide and modern blues audience.”
Now Zach releases his latest single Breakaway on Aardvark Records on 10th March
Video (different song): https://youtu.be/9jNBBe2XBmc
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