Biography: Zac Coen is an accomplished songwriter, singer, author, and entrepreneur with a long career at all levels of the music industry. He finds peace sharing his music, the words, and his passion in performance. Being a masterful storyteller, his live shows are known for their energy, passion, and authenticity, which have earned him a loyal fan base.
Zac is a musician who is deeply passionate about music and the power it holds to inspire positive change. Ever since he picked up his Dad’s banjo at the age of 9, Zac has created music. Zac draws inspiration from his own personal experiences and struggles, and he writes songs that reflect his journey in an honest and vulnerable way. His music is a reflection of his deep-held belief in the power of music to heal, uplift, and inspire, and his impact on the music industry and beyond is sure to be felt for many years to come.
He also finds peace and inspiration in nature, and often draws on the beauty and tranquility of the natural world in his songwriting, infusing his music with a sense of wonder for the natural environment.
He is strongly influenced by many great artists including, Waylon Jennings, T Bone Walker, The Allman Brothers, Scruggs, and BB King to name a few.
Zac Coen’s Debut Album “Good Day” – A Powerful Collection of Vulnerable Memories in Song.
Zac’s “Good Day” features a blend of heartfelt ballads and upbeat country tracks. The album is a true testament to the artist’s passion for music and his dedication to his craft, while also providing a window into the artist’s personal journey.
With “Good Day”, Zac invites listeners on a journey into his personal experiences and emotions. The album is a reflection of his most vulnerable memories, expressed through the power of music. By sharing his experiences, Zac hopes to connect with his fans on a deeper level.
Have you always been interested in music? What is your story
and how did you start making music? I was 9 years old when I first heard my father play banjo. He was an instructor at the Peace Garden International Music Camp. He taught me to play a little and I picked it up quickly. I was eleven when I was gifted my first guitar, a black Fender Squier Strat. I remember thinking how cool it looked. I promised my Mother I would learn my favorite song for that guitar. I did, it was Nothing Else Matters by Metallica. I joined my first band at 13 and started a long journey of writing music. At 16 I started playing Bass and continued to for 18 years, working with a multitude of musicians in different projects and genres, from funk to metal to classic country. Three years ago I decided to go out on my own and started writing my first album “Good Day”. I wrote these songs from memories of many years of struggle and also joy.
What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look
forward to? We are currently working on my second album to be released early 2024 with a much more upbeat approach to alternative country.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? Truly my passion lies in playing music for the masses hoping that my experiences written into song will help just one other person, whoever that may be, with the same healing power music has given me.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far? As with all of life, struggle is always there. The music industry is brutal sometimes and amazing others. To focus on the struggle will lead to failure. I choose to hold close to me the best memories of a life long career in music.
How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in
your head and then write the other music for it or what’s Your typical
songwriting process? Most of my songs start with a line maybe a few words and I think to myself, that would make a great song. I hear the melody, translate it to acoustic guitar, and build from there. Every song I’ve written is influenced by the musicians and producers I’ve worked with throughout the years.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business? I try to adapt to ever changing market. The Internet has definitely made it easier for independent artists to share their music, but has also diminished the value of an individual song. I hope that with more time that will normalize
List some famous musicians currently on your playlist? Waylon Jennings, T Bone walker, BB king, Lynard Skynard, the Allman Brothers, Whiskey Meyers, James Taylor, and many others
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music? I’ve held a day job throughout most of my musical journey. And now supplement my music with Day Trading.
Would you have any advice for young people wanting to follow
in your footsteps? Surround yourself with good people, and know your value. We have a gift the many others do not. Talent is music is as valuable as any other talent.
If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be? There are many negatives in the industry, most out of necessity to legitimize the industry itself. However, being honest to yourself will keep you from falling into the negatives.
How do you feel about originality? I’ve been asked how I made my sound and my response was it is just me playing and writing what I feel. To know yourself is all the originality a musician needs.
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