Zach Person: “My hope is that I can expose the blues to a new audience and a new generation of listeners“

Zach Person
(Image credit: Christopher Durst)

Zach Person's guitar journey was born out of one of the worst situations imaginable: the tragic death of his father.

“My dad was a prison guard in Maryland’s Jessup House of Corrections,” says Person, explaining that while on the job his father was attacked and killed by inmates who were into “shady stuff.” Person was 9 at the time. Thankfully he had a loving mother who “wanted to make sure I was able to channel all that and stay busy,” says the now-24-year-old musician from his home in Austin. 

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Brad Angle

Brad is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor and video producer. He is the former content director of Revolver magazine and executive editor of Guitar World. His work has appeared in Vice, Guitar Aficionado, Inked and more. He’s also a die-hard Les Paul player who wishes he never sold his 1987 Marshall Silver Jubilee half stack.