Born on the rice fields of Jennings, LA by the west bank of the Mississippi, Jacob Zachary let down his roots in the fertile grounds of the Deep South and eventually learned of stories beneath the soil. His songs stir them out like snakes and spiders from the cold underbelly of stones in a dry creek bed. Zachary’s music is often enduring, often contemplative, sometimes high-charged, but never misunderstood. Whether the subject be faith, relationships, or simply a good cup of coffee, what is resoundingly clear upon listening is a deliberate attempt to engage truth at ever turn. Inspired by Edgar Lee Masters’ epitaph poems of The Spoon River Anthology, the collected agrarian essays and poetry of Wendell Berry, and the prevailing influence of his church upbringing under the preaching of his father, Zachary’s identity as an artists is projected into every song that he sings. He is a southern poet, a truck-stop-storyteller as friendly to the temples as he is to the taverns, and haunted by the Holy Ghost.
Zachary got his start at a younger age while living with friends and going to school in Virginia. He now lives close to home in Baton Rouge, LA.