Zack Walther Band
Ass Clown Label 2019
Review by David Bowling
Zack Walther has built a career for himself based on his voice and crafting well conceived and produced songs. His music crosses musical boundaries, incorporating blues, Americana, country, and rock into his albums. His various styles have produced a lot of good music but their eccentric nature may have held him back commercially.
His new release, The Westerner, is a more focused release as he channels western lore in creating an album of Americana music.
The Zack Walther Band is a basic three person unit with Walther on guitar and vocals, plus drummer/bassist Matt Briggs and keyboardist Mike Atkins. They use guest musicians here and there to fill in around the edges.
Despite being multi-talented; guitarist, songwriter, producer; it is his voice that carries the sound. Their approach is energetic and the fact that this is only their second studio album as opposed to three live releases, tells the story of their approach to their career.
The Westerner is a unified statement for the Zack Walther Band. It will hopefully expand their commercial appeal as it is a very positive career step.