David Zollo & The Body Electric
The long-awaited new release from Iowa City singer/songwriter/bandleader, features 9 new tracks that use gospel, soul, blues and rock and roll to explore how his personal demons took the artist to the edge, and how he fought his way back.
The long-awaited new release from Iowa City-based singer/songwriter/bandleader/producer, featuring 9 new songs and made with his touring band, The Body Electric, as well as many musical guests, and is co-produced by long-time musical partner Stephen Howard. Zollo is known for his work as a sideman with such American roots-music luminaries as Todd Snider, Greg Brown, The Pines, and William Elliot Whitmore (to name a few) but also for his work as songwriter and frontman of Iowa's alt-country pioneers, High and Lonesome, and the solo records he made with his own band. This is Zollo's first recording since leaving the record label he founded and ran from 1994-2005, Trailer Records, which put out releases by Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, High and Lonesome, Pieta Brown, Brother Trucker and Kelly Pardekooper, among many others. As with Zollo's previous records, "For Hire" mixes rock and roll, blues, soul, gospel and honkey-tonk, to create a unique sound all his own.