Zach Hurd

Zach Hurd

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Soulful lyrics mixed with creative pop sensibility.

Biography

Zach Hurd grew up in Bath, ME. After graduating from college, he toured in the duo Causeway, performing at colleges, clubs and festivals across the country. More recently, he has established himself as a solo artist in the New York City music scene, appearing in clubs like The Living Room, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and Canal Room.

In 2008, he released his first solo CD; The Small Places EP, a five song effort that captures Hurd's soulful, reflective lyrics and acoustic grooves all in a full band setting. He now follows this with his debut full length album, released in September of 2009, Changing Landscapes. This new album covers the personal and professional gamut of Hurd's talents. He is a soulful writer, a creative and driving performer and a skilled producer. The album is a collection of 9 songs which thoroughly exhibit the melodic variety and sophistication of his music. Once again a full band sound derives from very talented co-players from greater Manhattan and Brooklyn; and his own musical prowess with instruments as varied as the moog, glockenspiel and banjo is featured as well. Zach wrote and produced the songs, from the timeless "Broken World" to the unique vibe of "Upside Down".

Hurd's live performances are worth going out of your way to see. Soulful vocal hooks, top-notch guitar playing, and his knack for layered looping, leave audiences captivated.
Zach's song "Small Places" received an honorable mention in the 2008 New York Songwriter's Circle Song Contest.
The EP and full-length album are available on iTunes.

Lyrics

Small Places

Written By: Zach Hurd

Houses, stacked on houses
You can get lost here
And not even notice
People walk by and hurry on
To somewhere
A week's gone by
Ain't got no job
To work here

But I got everything I need
To come up from underneath

Don't confine yourself
To small places
You can lose yourself
In small places
Leave your worries behind
Be weightless
Don't confine yourself
To small places

Houses, stacked on houses
Wake up in the morning
And I feel so anxious
Is this where I'm supposed to be
Can't help but question
A little place inside my mind
Sometimes I get stuck in

But I got everything I need
To come up from underneath

Don't confine yourself
To small places
You can lose yourself
In small places
Leave your worries behind
Be weightless
Don't confine yourself
To small places

But I got everything I need
To come up from underneath
I got everything I need
To live inside this dream

Don't confine yourself
To small places

Discography

"The Small Places EP" released on April 2, 2008.

"Changing Landscapes" released on September 23, 2009.

Set List

45min - 1.5hr

Small Places
Endless Summer
See You Soon
Twisted Up
Picture Perfect
All Down Hill From Here
Promise
Demons
Break
Bad News
December
Broken World
My Love
Flying Away
Till The Morning
Whiskey and Coke
Everybody Makes Mistakes
California

Covers:

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Lost Cause (Beck)
This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads)
Set You Free (The Black Keys)