Session SBP 1: Zach Pietrini<- Back
October 20, 2018
Join us as we welcome Zach Pietrini to the beautiful, creative and supportive River Valley area of Wisconsin as this year's Spring Green Musician in Residence. The Spring Green Musician in Residence program was created to sow more support for the art of musicianship in Wisconsin. Spring Green has a variety of exciting ways to enjoy music, including The Shitty Barn, BobFest and Beatlefest at the General Store, local taverns/restaurants hosting live music, and the Rural Musicians Forum. But this community goes the extra mile. We don't only support art. We nurture it.
Administrative and financial support for the program is generated from volunteers, local performance venues, The Shitty Barn Sessions, Spring Green Area Arts Coalition, and Arts Wisconsin.
Rooted in Milwaukee, WI, Zach Pietrini is "the definition of an up-and-coming musician in Milwaukee" (Milwaukee Record, 2017). The Zach Pietrini Band crafts brutally honest, instantly familiar songs that uphold old country standards but incorporate new rock sensibilities. With the diverse approach of Gram Parsons, the writing style of Ryan Adams, and the live show of Jason Isbell, they are the total Americana package.
Zach's new record is called Holding Onto Ghosts; a loud yet vulnerable exploration into letting go of the things that haunt him. Holding Onto Ghosts is one of the "best Milwaukee albums of 2017 (so far)" (Milwaukee Record, 2017).
Serving as direct support for bands such as Huey Lewis and the News, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Miles Nielson it's no wonder why The Zach Pietrini Band has been nominated twice for best band in Milwaukee by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee. Pietrini has won the Wisconsin Singer Songwriter Contest, the Cool Notes Music Competition, and has been featured on Wisconsin Public Radio, the Troubadour Show (EU), 91.7 WMSE, and 414 Music (88Nine Radio Milwaukee).