Nov 16, 2013

Zach Myers - Soundstage

Category: Live Reviews

Zach Myers


Baltimore, MD


When Zach took the stage this night he wore a white hood on his head and the first thing that popped into my mind was that he reminded me of “The Great Cornholio” from Beavis & Butthead.

Zach Myers is best known as the guitarist for multi-platinum rock band Shinedown. Whenever Shinedown goes on hiatus it’s a guarantee that Zach will be on the road to serve up his legendary unplugged shows which usually feature a few Shinedown songs alongside a flurry of covers.

This particular show was prefaced by Zach as “the one he was most looking forward to” and he said that Maryland always showed Shinedown the most love out of any state. This show was a tad over 2.5 hours long and was the longest of the tour.

Zach told the crowd that he wasn’t supposed to be there due to health issues concerning his voice BUT against doctors orders he was there to deliver a show to his fans.

The set this night was primarily original material off Zach’s new solo record with a few covers tossed in. There was an Eagles medley which started with “Takin’ it Easy” & then went into “The Limit” which sounded amazing but I believe the highlight of the night was the Phil Collins cover which Zach told the crowd would be included on the upcoming Shinedown covers record.

Shinedown favorites “Crow and the Butterfly” & “ .45” were performed with “ .45” featuring the crowd singing so loud that they were overpowering the onstage musicians volume wise.

There was an encore set on this night that closed with “Freshman” by The Verve Pipe and what I will say about a Zach Myers solo show is that it’s an overall experience where the crowd gets intimate with Zach, he will answer questions, take requests & the experience is less like a rock show and more like a camp fire sing along!

Author: Bob Suehs