zach zurn // singer | songwriter | producer

SINGER | SONGWRITER | PRODUCER

GEAROGS // gear database

For all you gear heads out there, I just stumbled across a website called Gearogs. It was created by Discogs with the intention of becoming the world's largest online database of musical equipment and gear. You can read history on gear, add things to your wantlist, and add new gear that isn't on there yet. It's super nerdy & super fun. Enjoy.

prince // super bowl xli

one of the most serendipitous and powerful performances in music history! love this whole story.

Take a look at Prince's iconic Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show through a rain and wind storm. Setlist included: "We Will Rock You", "Let's Go Crazy", "Baby I'm a Star", "Proud Mary", "All Along the Watchtower", "Best of You", and "Purple Rain" Subscribe to the NFL YouTube channel to see immediate in-game highlights from your favorite teams and players, daily fantasy football updates, all your favorite NFL Network podcasts, and more!

we're all imposters

Music Bed is one of my favorite places to go to feel inspired and to learn about creativity as a whole. They just put out this article that felt like was written directly to me.

If you're an artist or a creative of any type (I believe every human), then you can sympathize with the insecurities that come with the craft. Read this article, be encouraged, and let a weight be lifted off of your shoulders.

the sea in between // a josh garrels documentary

josh garrels is one of those musicians i have a massive amount of respect for. i see my dreams ambitions in his story - in his history, present, and future. check out this feature length documentary he just released about him and a group of crazy talented musicians on a trip to beautiful western canada on a journey to write and record music and to find themselves in the joy of community, art, and expression.

Josh Garrels & Mason Jar Music present "The Sea In Between" - A Mason Jar Music Film. * Buy Soundtrack on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-sea-in-between-soundtrack/id886356304 * Buy DVD Copy of Film - http://store.bandfarm.com/joshgarrels/product/?catID=&prodID=4660 About The Film: What happens when the ever-narrowing gap between artist and audience disappears?

caroline smith // my way back home

one of my favorite local minnesota artists is caroline smith - i saw her live in winona, mn at midwest music festival about 4 years ago and fell in love with her stage presence, soul vocals, and strong songwriting. i stumbled across this short film documenting her life growing up in detroit lakes, minnesota and her evolution as a songwriter. be inspired!

Hear the soulful voice of Caroline Smith from Detroit Lakes, and join the singer/songwriter as she takes a nostalgic journey through her hometown. Also, see her recording studio sessions and her latest performance at First Avenue, where she introduces a new style of music to her fans.

LIFT WORSHIP: FIVE

Earlier this year I posted about producing an album called "FIVE" with a group in Rochester, Minnesota called Lift Worship. We just wrapped up this EP and it was a blast to work on!

Lift Worship is based out of a local church in Rochester, Minnesota and the team is primarily made up of volunteers. It was an honor to work with these volunteers as we wrote parts together!

My role with this project was song form and arrangement, creating sounds, playing guitars live, and musically directing the band. The project was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jason Gerdt & Brent Thomas.

The album released Christmas Day 2016 and you can stream it below via embedded Spotify playlist!

 

 

"The Med City" // original anthem for the city of Rochester, Minnesota

had the chance to write a tune for the city i live in: Rochester, Minnesota. produced by The Med City BeatNorth Coast Productions & Knowble Media.

excuse the cheese as writing an anthem for a city is inherently hokey. it was fun though!

Burning Dog Radio: "Losing My Head" Live Video

after my show in menomonie, wi a few weeks back, i did a little q&a and stripped back performance with Burning Dog Radio of one of my new songs, "Losing My Head". check it out below!

Live set taken at the Blind Munchies Coffeehouse with Zach Zurn on December 9th, 2016. Find out more at burningdogradio.com

HELP ZACH RECORD & RELEASE HIS LATEST WORK!

Hey! I'll keep this post brief, but I have always had a dream of writing, recording, and releasing my own music and now I'm closer than ever! I created this GoFundMe page for those that feel inclined to help me make my dream come true!

www.gofundme.com/zzurn

There's absolutely NO pressure for you to contribute, but I have much more information on the GoFundMe page linked to this message! I simply wanted to create a place for those that were interested in helping me fulfill this project to do so!

If you have any questions please let me know! Thanks so much!

IVERSON DESIGNS // printing partnership + 10% off printing order!

I recently got a big batch order of shirts in for my merch store and I am so pleased with them! The shirts are so stinking soft, pre-shrunk, and have a modern fit. The prints are soft to the touch and the shipping was fast!

If you have a need for shirts being printed, I would highly suggest Iverson Designs. For the quality of these shirts, you can't beat the price! Check them out at this link right here!

From now until December 1st, Iverson Designs is offering a 10% DISCOUNT on any order when you email them at brett@idoshirts.com with "ZZURNPROMO" in the subject line. Brett at Iverson Designs will hook you up with a quote and amazing products - guaranteed!

Thanks Iverson Designs for being one of my endorsing companies!

the power of media & marketing // it can wait

AT&T launched a campaign to stop texting and driving titled "It Can Wait". This powerful campaign is a perfect example of the power that media and marketing hold to change behavior, belief, and foster change. Watch one of the many videos below.

In Close to Home, we are introduced to six characters on a perfectly average day. Their lives are then irrevocably changed by the devastating consequences of a seemingly innocent glance at a phone while driving. No post is worth a life. It Can Wait.