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.
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.