Brand new single, "Coming To Get You" available now for digital streaming and download.
This is a very special song I made with Nashville drummer/producer Evan Hutchings. His latest credits include Sam Hunt's "Downtown's Dead" as well as works by Kelsea Ballerini and Erin McCarley, amongst various other heavy hitters. Evan has become a dear friend of mine since we first met in the studio while making my first solo album, Waiting. I couldn't be happier for his success in the business, and I'm thrilled to have handed him the reigns on this one. Evan provided keys and programming in addition to the live drums, all recorded at his home studio in Brentwood, TN.
Kris Donegan, whose guitar playing has made an appearance on every one of my records, once again lended his ear and guitar craft to the creation of Coming To Get You.
I initially played the bass guitar in a quick take just to have it in the mix so Evan and I could listen back and decide where we wanted to go with the production. It turned out working well against the trashy drum loop in the verse and throughout the rest of the song, so we kept it as is.
Mr. Jim Cooley provided the final mix.
Another Jim and long time Nashville staple Jim DeMain was our mastering engineer.
Vocals, music and lyrics by yours truly.
Thank you for listening. Share it with a friend you'd climb the Golden Gate for. zs
I put on “Papercut” earlier and instantly I was back in that big yellow bus, right side, three-quarters to the back, seat ahead of the wheel hump. I’ve got my knees up on the shiny gray panel in front of me, and there’s some melted spots in it where a kid with a BIC lighter made his mark on the world. The smell is a muted blend of chewed gum, fake leather, and socks. The bus stops and the brakes make an awful screech. Somebody else with a backpack jumps on and the diesel lurches forward again. I’m tired and my eyes are barely open. I’m dreading the day because I hate school, but, I’m excited because there’s a girl and I'm falling in love for the first time.
"Zach Steinbach makes some really, really gorgeous music."
-Stephen Kallao, Audio Director at Slacker Radio (San Diego, CA)
Born in the late '80s, the youngest of three, and an only son, Zach was always the introspective type. Early musical influences came by way of Dad's favorite vinyl and whatever floated up the hallway from his sisters' stereo and underneath his bedroom door. Initially it was lines from Counting Crows' debut album, August & Everything After that inspired him to pick up his acoustic guitar, slide the CD artwork from the jewel case, and sing the words from the booklet. It was just the beginning, and a massive epiphany: The wonder, the feeling, the therapy of this thing called "song."
Fast forward some years later through various musical projects and, after fronting Milwaukee rock/pop band The Color Truth, Zach Steinbach began his solo career in 2012. It was seeing Nashville-based artist Matthew Perryman Jones live at Turner Hall that prompted his own relocation to Music City the following November. That concert changed everything, as Zach recalls:
"I wanted to work with who he works with. I wanted to be where he was. I wanted to do what he was doing."
Indeed Zach would go on to find success six hundred miles to the south, working with a friend and producer of MPJ on two major releases of his own (Waiting, 2014; Heart Of A Woman, 2015), touring regionally, and making his own place within the Nashville community. In addition to building countless relationships he would also meet his wife, a songbird herself native to Ventura, California.
More recently, Zach's ultimate love for family and the Midwest moved him back up to Southeastern Wisconsin where he continues to write songs and share the love of music with Kacey, his wife. Zach's latest single, "Coming To Get You" features close friend and Nashville producer/drummer Evan Hutchings (Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, Steve Moakler). The song was released on June 1, 2018 and is available on all the major digital outlets.
With the Autumn of 2006 came the meeting of Zach Steinbach and drummer Frank Babeck. The two began arranging and recording a few songs Zach had written, and quickly the dream of forming a band was born. Lead guitarist Dave Streese and bassist Dana Nielsen rounded out the positions, and rock/pop band The Color Truth was made official one year later. The quartet would go on to record and release two EPs and perform at many fine clubs and venues including Milwaukee's own Summerfest, Shank Hall, and Historic Turner Hall Ballroom. The Color Truth performed for the final time in August of 2010.
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