John Roy Zat ~ Singer/Songwriter & Fiddler Special Guest On 3/8/2022
Northern California fiddler, singer and songwriter John Roy Zat has released his fourth album, WHERE ZAT. Produced with Ed Tree (Rita Coolidge, Juice Newton, Al Stewart), it features ten new songs supported by a full band with bass and drums; and while some tracks have electric guitar, the overall feel of the album is Folk/Americana. All tracks are FCC clean.
Where Zat’s first music video, “I’m a Salmon In
The River” was released in January. It is a photo
essay with images of rivers, fishermen, bears and salmon: “I’m a salmon in the river swimming upstream. I'm a salmon in the river, no one's gonna catch me. A thousand miles I travel, to find love in the gravel . . . ” Will he make it? Find out at www.youtube.com/watch?v=rugs5Uw0WEg A second music video, “California Is A Dream” will be released in March, and additional videos will be released over the next six months.
John Roy Zat has been songwriting and fiddling for a while. In 1977, he played fiddle on Kate Wolf’s recording of his co-write with Texas fiddle legend, Luke Thomasson, “Midnight on the Water.” The recording was released on Kate's second album, Lines On The Paper (Kaleidoscope Records), and has since been recorded and performed by Banish Misfortune, Caroline Herring and many others.
Born in Paris, John grew up in Saigon, Washington DC, Cannes, Bangkok, and SouthernCalifornia. Hehasbeenatouringartist,bandmember,andamusicianwitha day job raising his family. His last gig in the corporate world was as CFO of The Asia Foundation, a non-profit focused on improving government in Asia. As of June 2011, he is back to writing and performing full time. John Roy Zat has some stories to tell and a lot of good songs to sing.