Zach Driscoll & Three Quarter Time
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The best kept secret in music

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Zach Driscoll & Three Quarter Time is a bluegrass gospel band based in the Pacific Northwest. "The Truth" is a blending of established gospel standards situated among several of Driscoll's own compositions. The musicianship and vocals are flawless throughout the 13 selections including "The Old Cross Road," "Working On A Building," and "Shouting On The Hills Of Glory." Also included is a bonus track which will remain a secret for now. Of special note are several original selections including "The One Who Died For Me" and "Clinging To The Robe Of God." "The Truth" is bluegrass gospel at its finest and is sure to be a key factor in spreading the news about Zach Driscoll & Three Quarter Time. (Zach Driscoll & Three Quarter Time, P.O. Box 727, Stayton, OR 97383, www.zachdriscoll.com.) - Bluegrass Unlimited


He's a fine picker, to be sure, but Zach's fans know that the first priority is how best to feature his fine, pure tenor—that's the diamond in the ring. He often calls to mind a young Ricky Skaggs or, better yet, Shawn Lane, but he knows his own distinctive style: a Nashville tone with a bluegrass sensitivity.

With pipes like Zach's, the challenge is finding material to show what they can do. This CD is about evenly split between standards and new tunes—including a hat trick of Zach's originals. Folks who hear him cover chestnuts like "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross" will be only too happy to take his versions home, but for me the stand-outs are the Ronnie-Bowman-penned "Three Rusty
Nails" and Zach's own "Clinging to the Robe of God." The first shows his voice in a fine contemporary expression, and the latter is a three-chord burner that already feels like a jam-time standard: it sounds so good and familiar that you're trying to remember just where you heard it before.

Finally, I need to note that Zach's arrangements show an excellent creative range and variety. Check out the complex building effect of "So Will I" (from running water—no kidding—to full ensemble), the simple poignancy of "What Do You Know," and the acappella majesty of "Would He Be Ashamed of Me." This is fine material, well presented.

Zach has recorded a project to be proud of, and I hope when we come to the last festival of the season, lots of folks will be driving home listening to The Truth.
- Bluegrass Express


“Zach Driscoll & Three Quarter Time’s New Tradition is exactly what its title suggests—an attempt to push bluegrass into the future, while remaining mindful of the rich legacy upon which they build. The group’s uncommon energy and watertight playing gets your attention, while the clever details in the arrangements reward repeated listens. There’s no shortage of young bluegrass bands out there, but Driscoll and his talented crew stand apart.” -- Chris Neal, Music Editor, Country Weekly - Country Weekly


Discography

The Truth (2004)
New Tradition (2006)

FOR PRICE QUOTES CONTACT:
Zach Driscoll
zach@zachdriscoll.com
(503) 409-4750
(503) 769-1707

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Bio

"I'm not a big fan of bluegrass, but I really like your music." is a phrase ZD & TQT hear frequently. That's because twenty years ago when Zach lived in Maryland he was influenced by the sounds of both traditional country music, and bluegrass which was played in there home. “We lived in a split level house that had a big carpeted basement in it, and my step dad would invite some friends over and they would bring there instruments and he would play guitar and sing. They might sing Silver Wings by Merle Haggard, and then play something like Rank Strangers by the Stanley Brothers. The way I grew up, I never really knew there was a big difference between bluegrass and country music.” said Zach. That view has shaped the sound that ZD & TQT have made with there album NEW TRADITION, which runs through 11 songs that intertwine the country and bluegrass sound. “I really tried to find and write some songs that could be either bluegrass, or country depending on the way that they were played and arranged. I felt that as long as it stayed true to the traditional side of either genre, it would work well together.” said Zach.

Since the release of there new album, ZD & TQT have been performing at numerous county, and state fairs, bluegrass festivals, and concert series. One of the highlights of this past year’s tour was being invited to the Oregon Jamboree in Sweet Home. Zach said “We really felt grateful that we were being invited to the largest country music festival west of the Mississippi, especially since there had never previously been any bluegrass bands performing on that stage.”

The album also has been doing well. Since the official release in June of 2006 it has been getting airplay on bluegrass and country stations across the nation. From Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Kansas, Washington, and New Jersey to name a few, DJ’s from across the country have had nothing but praise to give this latest project.

“KASU did receive and add to rotation Zach’s CD. It’s a wonderful CD and a perfect fit for the sound of my bluegrass radio show. I’m playing cuts 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11. Thanks for sending it, and remember KASU when you’ve got new music available in the future.

Marty Scarbrough
KASU Program Director

“I think the CD is great. I have played it several times on my show. I always mention the website so folks can order the CD. My show airs in Yakima, Tri-cities, and Newport Washington, also Lewiston, Id, Albany/St. Cloud Minn., Dos Palos Calif., and Montgomery, Ala.”

Ed Dailey
“Legends of Country”

ZD & TQT invite you to listen and look through there EPK, and see for yourself why Chris Neal, Music Editor of Country Weekly said “There’s no shortage of young bluegrass bands out there, but Driscoll and his talented crew stand apart.”