Blind Pig Records has announced the signing of award-winning guitarist, organist, singer, and songwriter Zac Harmon. His distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul-blues artists with modern lyrics and themes that bring the blues into a new century.
Said Harmon, “I couldn’t be more excited to be with Blind Pig. A label that’s put out some of my favorite blues records of all time. To be part of that team is a special kind of thrill for me.”
The first release under the pact, Stand Your Ground, is contemporary music that proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today. Addressing issues straight from today’s headlines, Zac presents them in a fresh original style built on the best blues tradition. And he has some incredibly talented musicians helping him – guests include Bobby Rush, Lucky Peterson, Anson Funderburgh and Mike Finnegan. Zac’s first CD in six years, Stand Your Ground will be released in the early fall.
A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Harmon played guitar for Z.Z. Hill, Dorothy Moore and Sam Myers before moving to L.A., where he established himself as a successful session musician, songwriter, and producer, working with the likes of Evelyn “Champagne” King, the Whispers, the O’Jays and Black Uhuru.
Zac was introduced as a true torchbearer for the “next generation of the blues” in 2004 when he won the Blues Foundation’s prestigious International Blues Challenge (IBC) title of “Best Unsigned Band.” Two years later, Harmon won the Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist Debut” for The Blues According to Zacariah.
Since then he’s been on a roll, becoming one of the blues’ strongest live performers, thrilling fans everywhere from Memphis to Mumbai. With Stand Your Ground he finally brings that excitement to a brand new CD, his bluesiest ever.