Drawing inspiration from love, heartbreak, the
blues, Zach Birnbaum’s music can most easily be
described as contemporary adult folk pop. Hailing
from Ithaca, NY via Richmond, VA, Zach brings
both his worlds together, effectively blending
southern blues and folk influences with the pop
singer/songwriter style of the northern coffeehouse
scene. For his 2007 debut “Goodbye Tonight”, Zach,
with the help of producer Steve Barber and mixer
Jeff Juliano (John Mayer’s “Room For Squares”),
accentuated his pop side, drawing instant
comparisons to Mayer and Amos Lee. After over
two years supporting the release, Birnbaum returns
with “Still Trying”, an EP sounding straight out of a
trek through the mountains. Reuniting with
producer Barber, Birnbaum set out to create a work
of evolution, focusing predominantly on campfire-
style folk/blues, while never parting with the pop
sensibility that made his debut so accessible. For
those looking for a relaxing, soulful escape, look no
further than Zach’s music, no matter where you are.
Zach Birnbaum - acoustic guitar
Goodbye Tonight Two song had radio Play the first track Goodbye Tonight and Exit Signs
Still Trying ( not released yet)
Student finds acoustic niche
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Junior Zach Birnbaum’s “Still Trying” is a catchy acoustic rock album with strong and meaningful lyr...Junior Zach Birnbaum’s “Still Trying” is a catchy acoustic rock album with strong and meaningful lyrics that deserves more than just one listen.
The fact that Birnbaum is such a young artist makes this album surprising, because of his matured talent.
Songs such as “Waiting” and “Still Trying” show that Birnbaum is not only capable of creating catchy guitar riffs typical of acoustic folk-rock, but also that he has an ability to take musical risks. The song “I Miss You” has no vocals, giving Birnbaum space to show his musical talent outside of his lyrics.
Every song is given detailed attention in production, as shown by the clarity of sound of both vocals and instrumentation. This is a professional recording with Birnbaum’s voice at the forefront. His voice reminds listeners of modern-day acoustic rock stars, such as John Mayer, but he is more than a mere imitator. Birnbaum has his own stylistic spin on this genre.
He gives a natural, flawless performance showing that students can look forward to an impressive musical output from this growing talent.
Let it Ride ( Ryan Adams cover)
Sucker (John Mayer cover)