Zach Heckendorf Announces Shows With Mat Kearney, Rodrigo Y Gabriela & Michael Franti
August 20, 2012
(Denver, CO) – 19-year-old singer-songwriter Zach Heckendorf has just announced a series of support tour dates with Mat Kearney, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Michael Franti across the U.S. this spring, including an opening slot on Franti’s June 8th show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. He will perform songs from his latest full-length release, The Cool Down, produced by Brett Dennen and currently available on iTunes.
AmericanSongwriter.com exclusively premiered the official music video for Zach Heckendorf’s “All The Right Places,” which was shot at various locations around Denver and Colorado, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Mile High Stadium, Caribou Ranch Recording Studio, Union Station, among others. View the video here: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2012/04/video-premiere-zach-heckendorf-all-the-right-places/
Heckendorf’s diversity as a songwriter and performer is on display in three additional new videos that were just added to his YouTube page, including “One of Them,” “The Cool Down,” and a masterful cover of Dr. Dre’s “Forgot About Dre.”
“One of Them”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KZ4GULQynY
This video was filmed in January of 2012 at the Caribou Ranch Recording Studio just outside of Nederland, CO and was the first recording in the studio since the control room burned down in 1985. Caribou Ranch was home to recording sessions by artists such as Chicago, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Chicago, The Beach Boys, Chick Corea, Tom Petty, John Lennon, Kris Kristofferson, America, Billy Joel, among many others.
“The Cool Down”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM3FS-dF2SA
Filmed and recorded live during Zach Heckendorf’s packed headlining show at The Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO on December 29, 2011.
“Forgot About Dre”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqsddpBz5UI&list=HL1327102932&feature=mh_lolz
Zach Heckendorf covers Dr. Dre’s “Forgot About Dre” in the middle of Denver’s unusually vacant Mile High Stadium.
With The Cool Down, Zach Heckendorf has come out of the gate with a solid debut that flaunts his distinctive voice, jaw-dropping guitar talent, and knack for crafting sophisticated melodies and rhythms. Heckendorf delivers a rich, acoustic-driven sound, one that takes its cues not only from his love of hip-hop, but also from one of his main influences, soul pioneer Ray Charles.
Heckendorf began writing songs for his latest album as a freshman in high school and making a name for himself locally around Denver as a live performer. He has shared stages with John Butler Trio, Brandi Carlile, Guster, Barenaked Ladies, and Jakob Dylan.
ZACH HECKENDORF ON TOUR
WITH ZZ Ward
September 8 Detroit, MI The Shelter
September 9 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
September 10 Chicago, IL Schuba’s
September 11 Columbus, OH The Basement
September 13 Cedar Falls, IA The HuB
September 14 Kansas City, MO Czar Bar
September 16 Minneapolis, MN Netherbar
September 19 New York City, NY Joe’s Pub
September 21 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
September 22 Boston, MA Cafe939
September 23 Albany, NY The Bayou
September 24 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head OnStage
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