Ric Zweig

Ric Zweig

 Hollywood, Florida, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

A bunch of misfits who when they play together actually play rather well with each other. Will wonders ever cease?

Biography

Isaac Davis Jr. of Juniors Cave Online Magazine writes, "Singer/Songwriter Ric Zweig is a special gem in the mix of today's indie artists." Jimmy Rae of Skopemag.com opines, "I have to say that Ric Zweig is not Running Out Of Time by any means. Quite the contrary; this singer/songwriter/classic rock musician is just getting warmed up. With the release of this new record, the music world has a lot to get excited about...this timeless artist has an incredible amount of feeling...we have found a real & true artist here. (4 and a half stars out of 5) Dave Kemler of New Music Tampa Bay says, "Get the scoop on this fantastic singer/songwriter." Carlito of Music Emissions writes in recommending 'Running Out Of Time', "the style is smooth - majestic even; taking you from the lowest of valleys to the high mountaintops...brilliant chorus sections and hooks, as well as thought provoking lyrics complimented by Ric's raspy and bluesy voice." Cyrus Rhodes of Indie Music Digest writes, "...brilliant flashes of bold honesty in the musical & lyrical content that simply can't be faked...Zweig really makes the vocal connection with his singing, songwriting & words that sometimes cut like a knife. The songs themselves are powerful musical experiences, each one possessing unique personality, flair & signature groove...It's a rare find to get this kind of snapshot or music & genuine perspective from an artist. Zweig is one of these brave artists." Cody Blevins of Vents Magazine says, "Ric Zweig is a talented musician and songwriter who embodies a charitable and grassroots style that is all but dying off these days. His newest album, 'Running Out Of Time' is a collection of heartland Americana and smooth pop songs, that make you feel fine, and want to hop in a convertible, or buy one." Brian Lush, the radio host of Rockwired Radio Profiles says, "Zweig is in fact revving up the engine with a collection of songs that honestly analyze the highs and lows of love, life and everything". Rukshan Thenuwara of MuzikReviews.com writes, "Songs like 'Puppet' and 'Shine' sound like radio flavored hits that have cohesive melodies and great arrangements. Alongside these tracks, songs like 'Mr. Good Vibe' and 'What Are We Supposed To Do' are equally catchy and display Zweig's ability to construct songs... praise for Zweig's musicality and considerable vocal ability. Zweig has a grasp on composition that should take him far in his live performances." Jimmy Yell of PyleTown.org opines, "Ric Zweig sings with passion & power...the music is timeless & has incredible feeling". And, Music Editor Russell Eldridge of Target Audience Magazine writes, "If Bob Seger, Tom Petty, and David Bowie were to jam around a campfire you would get an idea of Ric Zweig's music." Prominent Music Consultant Eugene Foley wrote the following:, "Your music really brightened my day earlier this month and when music can move me like that, I know it's something special."

Ric Zweig music has been played on the following radio outlets: Skope Radio & Magazine, DigiVegas Radio Podcast, New Music Tampa Bay Radio Podcast (featured artist), Radio Rock Cafe, Pongid Radio, Songwriters Variety Show on Achieve Radio (featured artist), iRadioLA 104, and Rockwired Radio Profiles on RockWired Radio (featured artist). While visiting Panama, Ric was invited to do a 15 minute live segment featuring 3 of his tunes and an interview on Panama's biggest FM Station "Radio Fabulosa" with the host, DJ Ravi J. RZ tunes "Running Out Of Time" and "Puppet" were featured on Acoustic Roundtable.com. on its show 'Writers In The Round'. 2 RZ tunes were added to the playlist at www.PyleTown.org.(Germany) and Ric was selected as a featured artist on the Jimmy Yell Radio Show at the same PyleTown site where "Running Out Of Time" quickly rose to number 1 on their top 20 list. Pyletown.org, also in May, produced a feature video on Ric entitled, "Court Judge Turns Rocker" which appears on their site as well as on 'You Tube'. Ric's recent social commentary tune, "What's Going On Today" was added to the playlist at Celtica Radio out of Wales, Great Britain. Additionally, the artist recently signed his first licensing agreement with Audio Fount Music Licensing. This non-exclusive arrangement will hopefully expand the reach of RZ music worldwide. Ric's song "Puppet" was played on a podcast by Dan Herman of Radio Crystal Blue out of Philadelphia, Pa. Our latest radio placement is Texas' KTSW and The Songwriters Webcast, the nation's #1 rated songwriter radio station. Once again, we have been identified as a 'Featured Artist' with 4 RZ tunes in rotation.

Ric has been interviewed on the following online sites; Juniors Cave Online Magazine, Vents Online Magazine, and a 30 minute audio interview on Rockwired Radio Profiles hosted by Brian Lush and available through www.rockwired.com. Other interviews in

Lyrics

The Dark Light

Written By: Ric Zweig

Walking down an ancient highway Kicking a tomato can down the road - doing it my way My feet are sore - they're a bleeding still there's not a whole lot that I'm needing. Up ahead - there's an old street light Long time ago - its light went dark Invisible - mixed in with the night. There's nothing here left to shine on. There's nothing here left to shine on there's nothing here to shine on How come there's nothing left there's nothing left. I'm still walking down the ancient highway My eyes are seeing what used to be I gotta stop & ask a question Were these people ever really free? That old street light hasn't shown in a thousand years. Once upon a time it fired up the night. Spirits soared on a busy boulevard. Screamed & it hollered - give me rest! There's nothing here left to shine on Nothing here left to shine on. How come there's nothing left. How come there's nothing left.

Gotta Have Hope

Written By: Ric Zweig & Kevin Zulueta

Don't know where - I started from. Have I always been - this wandering man. Gotta be a reason to keep on going. Damned If I - remember why. Gonna keep on walking. It gives me hope. Not sure what I'm gonna find up ahead. Maybe a place to rest - something to eat. Somewhere I can rest my feet. Life's cold - so make sure you wear your coat. I couldn't make it this far - If I didn't have hope. That one day - I would know what to do. Until then - I enjoy the view I kinda knew that I would be here on my own. And the future is forever unknown. So now I move forward & I never look back. And there's nothing you can do to hold me back. Tomorrow should be better - maybe it's true. The world can't be any more deader. People just got their due. In the morning I gotta be fed. Next thing I know - I'm lying in my bed. You gotta - you gotta have hope. Otherwise it's me and a rope. You gotta have hope. You gotta have hope.

Discography

Running Out of Time LP
Footsteps EP