WE By Zach Prather
A bluesman born in Chicago in 1952, who has played with blues icons including Willy Dixon and Screamin’ J Hawkins as well as Mick Jagger and Etta James releases a new song called We on 27th February 2019.
Zach Prather, based in Switzerland, currently producers his own music in a studio owned by his drummer Eric, who built it from scratch.
Zach says his new single We is about: “a typical love gone bad scenario. How hard it is to say goodbye even when you know it won’t work. How clear it seems at the time what was needed to make it right but somehow the last burst of strength is missing.” Like all Zach’s songs, We is about something he has gone through personally.
A huge Rolling Stones fan, Zach says rehearsing and playing on stage with Mick Jagger has been a career highlight, while also working in the state of the art studio in Luzern, Switzerland with his band. He started writing We in the summer of 2018 after a personal experience.
Not a great lover of music critics, Zach gets on with what he loves doing without worrying about what people think about him, hence, the LA Times called him “The Bad Boy of the Blues” meanwhile the blues press think he is the full package.
In a time of specific genres, Zach plays B Funk, and now based in Europe, Blues In Britain published a review by blues fan Mike Rainsford saying: “Prather is obviously talented and this set gives a good indication of the stylistic breadth of those talents.”
Zach’s songs have been published for Motown, such as his work with big league Motown hitmakers Holland, Dozer, Holland plus Gwen Gordy and ATV Publishing. This has meant Zach has been signed to Areola America, Universal Music, producer Willy Dixon’s label Dixon Landing, French labels Melode/Encore and Taxi Records in Paris.
We is released on 27th February on Aardvark Records and can be streamed or downloaded from digital music sites.
BREAK AWAY By Zach Prather
Zach Prather, based in Switzerland, is a blues funk artist and singer-songwriter who has worked with renowned acts including Mick Jagger and Etta James as well as Screamin’ J Hawkins and Willie Dixon, who have been part of Zach’s journey to create his own “B Funk” style.
Born in Chicago in 1952, Zach was in the right city to have been produced by icons of Chicago Blues such as Willy Dixon as well as Horst Lippman, founder of the American Blues Fest for two decades from 1962 and credited with bringing American blues to Europe.
Across his career, Zach has been signed to various labels for various projects including Universal Music, Areola Amercia, Dixon Landing and two imprints based in France: Taxi Records and Melode/Encore.
Over this time the producer of Earth Wind and Fire, Denise Williams and The Emotions; Charles Stephany has recorded with Zach on various occasions.
As a songwriter, Zach has written for Motown, ATV Publishing and Holland, Holland. The latter was started by hit writers Holland, Dozer and Holland of Motown.
Zach has recently performed live gigs over social media from his studio in Switzerland with his band The Tribe, while producers have finished mastering his latest recordings.
The press have already responded well to Zach Prather and The Tribe. The LA Times has described him as “The new bad boy of the blues” recently and Living Blues says: “He’s got the chops, the voice and the funk to garner a wide and modern blues audience.”
Now Zach releases his latest single Breakaway on Aardvark Records on 10th March on digital music sales such as iTunes.