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Storytellers: Zach Williams

August 12th, 2009

Zach Williams – Mercury Lounge – August 11, 2009

Zach Williams - Mercury Lounge - August 11, 2009
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Zach Williams graced the Mercury Lounge stage again last night, his first time back since his packed record-release show in June. He plays soulful tunes that border between folk and pop. At times his sound is very traditional and reminiscent of soul legend Otis Redding. At others points he sounds more like Maroon 5’s Adam Levine or Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz. Emotions run strong in each of the songs featured on Williams’ debut album, Story Time, and are conveyed beautifully through both the lyrics and the layers of sounds. However, it is live that the best parts of his music come out, as Williams does a wonderful job of bending each song into an epic story. —Kirsten Housel

Photos courtesy of Kirsten Housel