Billy Zenn

Billy Zenn

 Columbus, Ohio, USA
SoloRockAlternative

With a voice as strong as his experience is deep and songs that resonate across time and place, Billy Zenn is a performer who means what he says and delivers it every time.

Biography

Somewhere in the Midwest a transistor radio plays; Aretha and Otis testify to Don and Phil as Roy Orbison soars, Ray Charles wails and Dylan rolls on down Highway 61 . Out in the garage, soft curses at a temperamental old Fairlane mix with Cash, Williams, and that high, lonesome Stanley cry. It is the big beat, the lover's lament and the tears of a clown.

Billy Zenn grew up there, and the music stayed with him. Through a haze of beer lights and smoke, bands and bars, miles and years, the music has remained. Call it the blues, call it country, call it R & B or plain old rock & roll, it comes down to the same thing: American music.

That's Billy Zenn. With a voice as strong as his experience is deep, and songs that resonate across time and place, he is a performer who means what he says and delivers it every time. Steadfastly clinging to his roots in the rich, dark soul of America, Billy kicks the tried and true into the 21st century and brings it all back home again, fresh and new.

Billy Zenn has opened for Jay Leno, Edgar Winter, G.E. Smith's Moon Alice, The Outfield, Badfinger and many more. Professional, polished and definitely high energy, he's comfortable in any size venue and regularly performs full length shows, both solo and with his killer band, "The Ringers."

Lyrics

Fire & Water

Written By: Billy Zenn

FIRE AND WATER © 2011 Billy Zenn BMI

You get your back up like you’re ready to strike
You got a short fuse and baby I got your light
We take our lovin’ with a side of dynamite

You drive me crazy and I drive you to drink
You only like it when we stand on the brink
I think I’d leave you if I ever stopped to think

We’re like Fire and Water, shadow and light
Put us together and there’s bound to be a fight
But this angry lovin’ tastes so sweet
You bring the friction honey, I’ll supply the heat

First you want me and then you want me to go
I kind of like it when we stand toe to toe
If you’re the poison arrow I must be the bow

One day we’re happy and the next we’re at war
You say you love me and then you show me the door
You can’t surprise me cause I’ve seen it all before

We’re like Fire and Water … etc.

Oh Fire and Water

Fire and Water, heaven and hell
Can’t stay together and it’s probably just as well
But this angry lovin’ tastes so sweet
You bring the friction honey I’ll supply the heat
You bring the friction honey I’ll supply the heat
You bring the friction honey I’ll supply the heat

Discography

"Zenn & Tonic" 2006 LP
"Billy Zenn - Song Writer - Live at The Thirsty Ear" 2007 DVD
"Forty Days" 2009 LP

Set List

Varies