ZACH HECKENDORF performs the song "CIGARETTES" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY RACHEK KORMAN
By age 21, Denver native Zach Heckendorf signed his first record deal, released his first album, played Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre and shared stages with Rodrigo y\u2028 Gabriela, John Butler Trio, Brett Dennen, The Lumineers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Guster, and One Republic. That was then.
Heckendorf has spent the past three years patiently honing his craft, combining songwriting and rapid-fire guitar picking with his deep passion for infectious hip-hop beats.
The new album was funded entirely via Kickstarter by Heckendorf’s devoted fan base. The new songs take inspiration from his childhood influences, like Jack Johnson, Ray Charles and Aesop Rock, while incorporating ideas from deep album cuts by artists like Drake, Chance The Rapper and Frank Ocean, among others.
Heckendorf’s ability to captivate a crowd, spit rhymes, lead a mountain-influenced groove, or raise a ruckus with his full band demonstrates his dynamic range and already well-seasoned stagecraft.
Heckendorf is currently in preparation for a year of touring and the release of his new full-length album.
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Video: Triffin Constantine
Sound: Taylor Nelson
Sound mixer: Taylor Nelson
Still photos: Tamarind free Jones
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