Sounds Like: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, Leonard Cohen
Bio: Zak Smith, Montclair, NJ - "He's got an amazing ability to incorporate the sounds of alternative rock with Americana to form his own signature sound... remember his name” (Gary Wien, "Are You Listening? The Top 100 Albums of 2001-2010 from New Jersey Artists).
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"On one hand you could argue that there are few original voices in popular music anymore. Everyone is influenced by one or more artists of the past, and with a mere 8 notes it is difficult to do something truly original. Yet it is the blending of styles and sounds that marks originality; not the similarities but the choices of division. In one of these finely honed musical crevices grew the art and creativity of Zak Smith..."
Ask Zak Smith anything...
Q: Love your voice - Leonard Cohen meets Dylan meets Bruce - awe-some. Does your beautiful haunting raspy voice arise naturally, a lot of vocal training and/or lots of living?
A: Thanks for the kind words. My vocal qualities are all natural. I never had a passion for a bigger voice. I like having the uniqueness of my own natural voice while spending all my time writing.
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