CROSS-POLLINATION CLXXXII - TUES MAR 11TH - 7:30-10 PM
KENDRA MORRIS
ZACH WILLIAMS

Kendra Morris is a soul singer. Kendra Morris makes really cool songs. She loves rock and roll, boomboxes and long walks on the beach. If you spot her in your neighborhood you should buy her a shot of jack and make her whip out her mustang and ghettoblaster. She'll play you a sweet tune and sing like Tina Turner making babies with Prince. She used to sing gospel in church but she kept getting into trouble with the boys. Now she prefers to sit in her closet making lo-fi songs with her toys and instruments. She also really likes candy and is good at making out.

Zach Williams comes from Georgia and his music comes from childhood bike rides down steep hills, the valleys of real tragedy, the rivers of hope pushing you on, sincere prayers, wind chimes on a back porch where grandfathers rock in silence, the back of cereal boxes on Saturday mornings, rust and shadows in an old barn, wet pavement after rain in the city, a string full of caught fish, the advice of generations before, the way love will surprise you in someone you’ve known for years, a bullheaded grip on lifelong friendship, and the offering of an open hand.

Zach currently resides with his wife Stacy in Brooklyn and would tell you that his music represents the communities he has had the privilege to pass through, experience, and the ones he is still holding on to. His voice carries layers of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, and Adam Duritz. The blend is refreshing and above all honest. Zach has formed a new band since arriving in New York. The band’s Americana folk sound drifts towards all out rock n roll at moments and Zach performs as if he is strapped to the front of a freight train. Zach and the band’s crowning achievement thus far is crafting a live show that is both approachable and yet coursing with adrenaline. You can dance to it too. It leaves you feeling like you have spent the evening hearing the stories of your close friends.

Zach brings an open and collaborative spirit to the music he makes. He invites listeners to come in and live for a while in his songs, to take what you can and leave what you will. His music is not complete without the people who shape it, the people who are shaped by it, and God who holds it all together.

LISTEN TO KENDRA MORRIS LISTEN TO ZACH WILLIAMS
CROSS-POLLINATION CLXXXII ::: Tuesday, MAR 11TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - KENDRA MORRIS | myspace.com/ckendrago
8:45 - ZACH WILLIAMS | myspace.com/zacharywilliams
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft KENDRA MORRIS & ZACH WILLIAMS!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero