6/3 — Irving Plaza — New York City, NY *
6/4 — Theatre of the Living Arts — Philadelphia, PA *
6/5 — McLean Bible Church — Vienna, VA *
6/6 — Bridgeway — Oklahoma City, OK +
6/7 — Nightbird Books — Fayetteville, AR
6/9 — Alba Coffee — Jackson, TN
6/10 — Good Food for Good People — Nashville, TN
6/11 — Trinity Methodist Church — Opelika, AL
6/13 — House Show — Atlanta, GA
Greenville, SC TBA
6/17 — House Show (The Pocket) — Raleigh, NC
6/19 — House Show — Charlottesville, VA
6/21 — House Show — Washington, DC
6/22 — House Show — Pittsburgh, PA
6/23 Encounter Church of Palmyra — Palmyra, PA
Saratoga Springs, NY TBA
7/11 — Belfast American Legion Hall — Belfast, ME
7/24 — The Intersection — Grand Rapids, MI *
7/25 — House of Blues — Chicago, IL *
7/27 — House Show — Evansville, IN ~
7/28 — Sun Cafe & Market — St. Louis, MO ~
7/29 — The Bonfire — Kansas City, MO ~

* = w Josh Garrels
+ = w Aaron Strumpel
~ = w Jason Barrows

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June 6th | Aaron Strumpel | OKC


JUNE 6 2015 | 7:00
The Backroom – Bridgeway — Oklahoma City, OK (map)
TBA | Z&L + Aaron Strumpel


I first heard of Aaron for his work and production on Enter the Worship Circle projects. But meeting him in person and playing a set together at Resound made me feel sure that we were gonna be friends

So I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be supporting Aaron Strumpel when he comes to OKC! We’ll be playing a show on the evening of the 6th (details below) and Aaron will be giving a songwriting workshop earlier in the day (because he is a beast). Hope to see you there! And this is my daughter’s favorite track on his new album:

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May + California + Josh Garrels

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Just got back from some great shows in CA (some photos here) with Josh Garrels & his crew (love those guys)… We played in Redding, Santa Cruz & Santa Ana with me doing an opening set. And I joined them onstage for some background vocals for an epic evening in Los Angeles at the Ace Hotel Theatre.

I sold out of CDs on the second night, so if you’re looking for them, you can find them HERE. And lots of people asked me about a song I played, called “Down to the Water” (which many of you were kind enough to sing with me). You can buy the song and/or the album it’s on HERE.

And lastly, my wife and I are playing a house show back in LA this Thursday, so catch us if you can!

MAY 14 2015 | Doors: 7:00, Show: 7:30
House Show — Los Angeles, CA (map)
$5 door | Z&L + Alex Winters


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While I feel a level of certainty that I must have been there before, this will doubtless be the first time I make memories in Iowa. I’m stopping through to play a show at Simpson College. Details below…

Indianola Balloon Festival (credit:

Indianola Balloon Festival (credit:

APRIL 27 2015 | 7:00
Holy Grounds Coffee Shop — Simpson College – Indianola, IA
free | Z

Gonna be playing with live looping and telling some stories… Hope to see some of you there!

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Josh Garrels + A Boy and His Kite, etc.

Hey all! We have some fun shows coming up before the Summer Tour — excited to see some of you around soon!

MAY 14 2015 | TBA
House Show — Los Angeles, CA
$5 suggested donation | Z&L + Alex Winters + TBA

APRIL 17 2015 | 7:00
Crestwood Vineyard — Oklahoma City, OK
$5 cover | Z&L + Jose Hernandez + Nick Poss + Ezekiel Gentle

MARCH 20 2015 | Doors: 8:00, Show: 9:00
Casselman’s — Denver, CO
Tickets | Z&L + Josh Garrels + A Boy & His Kite

MARCH 14 2015 | TBA
House Show — Colorado Springs, CO


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Upcoming Shows + Colorado + Summer

UPCOMING SHOWS >>> Excited about finally getting out and playing these songs for people this year! Got a few shows coming up we wanted to let you all know about… Check them out here.

COLORADO >>> We’re also going to be adding some dates mid-March in COLORADO.

SUMMER HOUSE SHOW TOUR >>> Here’s the itinerary so far: Fayetteville, AR; Jackson, TN; Auburn, AL; Greenville, SC; Somewheresville, NC; Charlottesville, VA; Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh, PA; Harrisburg/Lancaster, PA; NYC, NY; Upstate, NY). Let us know if you’re interested in coming to or hosting a show along our route!

Hope to see you soon,

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Annotated Lyrics

I love writing and processing ideas and feelings and experiences through song. But some things can get lost in translation. People have asked about the meanings of this or that line or song, so for Monarch, I’ve added some notes to each of the songs, as well as adding a few overall notes on the album at the end of the notes. I tried to illuminate and back-story without laying everything bare. Hope you enjoy it!

Monarch — Annotated Version

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The New Album—Monarch—is Here!

So thankful to have these in our hands! Thank you Kickstarter backers! We’re excited to begin sharing these songs with you all.

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Over the next few months, we’ll be sharing some of the stories behind these songs and the recording process. In the meantime, check out the lyrics here, or pick up a copy here.

Thank you & g’night,

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Booking has begun for touring this coming summer 2015.

tour bus

We’re headed from the Great Plains to New England, and we’d love to visit with you all and sing some songs.
Let us know if we can stop by!


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New Video /// Snow

Had fun standing out in the cold with our friend Adam Love and singing one of the songs from the new album, Monarch. Give it a listen and then go pick up the 15-song album on iTunes here.


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After many a hard days night, we’ve released Monarch. So grateful and excited to get to share it with you.


It’s available here on iTunes.

crossing the finish line,

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New Shirts Available Soon!

and they're American Apparel super-comfy tri-blend...

and they’re American Apparel super-comfy tri-blend…

The new album, Monarch, is releasing soon!!! Here’s a look at the shirts, designed by Jacob Cossey at Native Creative. Available soon — at the online store and at shows!

We’re hitting the road next summer! Let us know if you and your friends want to hear the new tunes in person!


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