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ZAC WILKERSON

2014 Self Titled Album

 
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Upcoming Shows

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Zac Wilkerson

Zac Wilkerson’s songwriting and performance style is Roots Rock with heavy Soul, Country and Folk influences.

Based out of Amarillo, Texas, the Vocalist/Songwriter stumbled into a career in music after winning The Blue Light Live Singer Songwriter contest in 2011, earning himself a set at Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival in Stephenville, TX. He has since gained a loyal following in the Texas Panhandle and North Texas finding favor in the thriving rock and country scenes in Amarillo, Lubbock and Fort Worth.

Wilkerson cut his musical teeth in a country church where he started singing at 4. At a young age, he discovered his parents' country, motown, rock, and folk records, creating a musical foundation with as much variety as passion.  By 12 he played several instruments, including piano and guitar, which led to songwriting that same year. The musical voice that has evolved since is a fresh take on Rock, Soul, and Americana evoking, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Bonnie Raitt and Levon Helm.

 
 

The Wayward Souls

Let’s be honest, Tom Petty without The Heartbreakers would still be Tom Petty, and Robert Zimmerman without The Band would still be… Bob Dylan.

But one thing is undeniable.

A unique chemistry exists when likeminded musicians take the stage to play together behind their leader. Bob Marley had it with The Wailers, and likewise, Double Trouble always had S.R.V.’s back.

A tight, well-rehearsed band should bring out the best in their leader, and vice-versa.

Paul Douglass - Bass

Daniel Davis - Keys/Vocals

Stephen Galvan - Drums

They’ve been making music with Zac since 2012, and he definitely brings out the best in them. Their harmonies sound better framing his Americana-esque verses, their classic organ and piano styles have context within his soulful melodies, and their rhythm section gets to get down at will.

Just like Crazy Horse, Booker T., and the E Streeters, The Wayward Souls just came to jam. Lucky for them, they get to do it with Zac.

 
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MEDIA

 

Middle of the Night

Cruel


PICTURES

 
 
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ARTICLES & REVIEWS

 

RDBC TOP ALBUMS OF 2014 →
Red dirt blue collar

RDBC ARTIST OF THE MONTH- ZAC WILKERSON →
RED DIRT BLUE COLLAR

Introducing Zac Wilkerson →
Galleywinter

Favorites of 2014 →
Galleywinter

BRAD'S CORNER - RECOMMENDED ALBUM OF THE MONTH →
Galleywinter

THANKS FOR THE MUSIC 2014 →
Galleywinter

Album Review →
Texas Music Pickers

The Most Underrated Singles of 2014 →
Texas music pickers

The 14 Best Kept Secrets in Texas Music →
Texas Music Pickers

NEW RELEASES →
New Slang - Lubbock, TX

NEW SLANGED: ZAC WILKERSON →
NEW SLANG - LUBBOCK, TX

TOP 60 PANHANDLE SONGS OF 2014 →
New Slang - Lubbock, TX

Texas hidden gem - ZW&TWS →
Live 105 - San Francisco, CA

 

 
I can promise you that this band will gain some momentum on the West Coast because Zac Wilkerson and the Wayward Souls with their rich acoustic sound, engaging lyric choice, and multi-talented bearded front man have what it takes to soon become a household name throughout the Bay Area.
— Ian A. Garcia - Live 105 SF, CA
For his new album, Wilkerson took things a little slower — and, in the process, got to work with one of his musical heroes.
— Chip Chandler / AGN
As an artist making music in the state of Texas, there are names that are synonymous with talent, longevity and doing things right. One of those names is Walt Wilkins. Not only has Wilkins established himself as one of kind type of talent on the stage, but he has also proven to be a masterful producer and creator of albums for other artists. With names like Brandon Rhyder and Jason Eady amongst many other great talents, anyone setting out to make their debut album would be one lucky SOB to get Wilkins attached to that project… Enter Amarillo’s own Zac Wilkerson.
— Brandon Meyers / Galleywinter
As the current single “Middle of the Night” came through the speakers of my truck, it gave me the first indication of what kind of talent I was in for. A deep baseline, and full harmonies on the chorus, it brought me back to the bands my parents played as I grew up, like Three Dog night and The Who, yet it had its own modern style to it. It immediately set the tone and I couldn’t wait to see what the rest of the album had in store.
— Chris Fox / Texas Music Pickers
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