Zachary Cale is a songwriter originally hailing from the small town of Enon, Louisiana. His music ranges from lyrically driven acoustic balladry and American primitive inspired guitar instrumentals to a wide range of popular song forms.
Upon the release of his sophomore album Walking Papers Cale was described by New Jersey’s, WFMU as a “songwriter’s songwriter” with a writing style comparable to the greats like Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, and Leonard Cohen.
Zachary Cale | Hold Fast
In concert his melodically complex guitar playing has been compared to Neil Young and Bert Jansch with nods to pre-war Piedmont and Ragtime players such as Blind Willie McTell and Mississippi John Hurt.
In a full band setting Cale has been known to strap on an electric, adopting a style and delivery that flies closer to country-tinged rock songwriters such as Alex Chilton, Ray Davies and Tom Petty.
Zachary Cale | Love Everlasting
2011 saw the release of Noise of Welcome, an album that incorporated 60’s inspired folk rock, ambient drone pieces, acoustic ballads, and power pop. He was hailed by Pop Matters as “the best singer-songwriter working today. Period.”
That year Cale toured the U.S. with a full backing band, and in solo setting across Europe including performances at the No Mean City Festival (Glasgow), the Incubate Festival (Netherlands), Festival de Pilar (Spain) and Reeperbahn Festival (Germany).
Zachary Cale | Shanghaied
In 2012 Cale released a new 7inch single with Dull Knife Records and embarked on a tour of the UK, performing at the End of the Road Festival and a full European tour sharing dates with The Black Swans and Six Organs of Admittance.
This past September Cale’s fourth album Blue Rider was released. The album has garnered praise from Pitchfork Media, Pop Matters, CMJ, New York Magazine, Spin, WXPN and American Songwriter. Upon the album’s release Cale embarked on full U.S. tour supporting the band Crystal Stilts, as well as joining them on second guitar.
Zachary Cale | Love In Vain
He is a co-founder of the record label All Hands Electric who has released records by an eclectic roster of bands such as Virginia Plain, Test House, The Gang Violets, Psychobuildings, Woodsy Pride, Plates of Cake, Peter’s House Music, Man Benu and Prudence Teacup.
“Since the devil is gone I mostly feel lonely” presents:
Wednesday, 07th May 2014 | 20:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg