Sometimes I Wonder [Single]

I’m honored to finally get to share something from the new album!

“Sometimes I Wonder” is a dear song on this album. It can be tempting to feel we’ve experienced something by hearing or reading about it. And it can be tempting to think we haven’t experienced something just because we don’t feel anything.

But both miss the mark.

From the first line, I could feel the yearning in the melody and chords. When I pray, I don’t always feel like I’m wrapped up in a magical aura of love. Sometimes I feel alone on a meaningless planet. And sometimes I turn to other voices to make myself feel better — books, music, wise friends, something to laugh about. But my soul craves God, craves the greatness of created existence, and nothing but that connection can meet my hunger.

Musically, I’m joined on this song by two amazing percussionists, Caleb Friesen and Wilhelm Koenig.

If you enjoy it, please share it. And look out for the iTunes pre-order starting on Saturday.

peace,
Z

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UPCOMING SHOWS

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JUN 28 | NORMAN, OK — BUY TICKETS
JUN 29 | TULSA, OKBUY TICKETS
JUN 30 | KANSAS CITY, MO BUY TICKETS

JUL 1 | CHAMPAIGN, IL
AudioFeed Music Festival
7:00 Arkansas Stage | Z + heaps of other artists including David Bazan, John Mark McMillan, Propaganda, Liz Vice, Tow’rs, Strahan, etc.

JUL 29 | SAPULPA, OK
Oklahoma Music Festival
Kelly Lane Park
5:00-6:00 | Z&L

AUG 12 | COLORADO SPRINGS, COBUY TICKETS
Welcome Fellow
DOORS 7:00 | Z

SEP 7 | ASHEVILLE, NC — TICKETS TBA
Trade & Lore Coffee
DOORS TBA | Z + Whym

SEP 15 | CHARLOTTESVILLE, VABUY TICKETS
The Farm House
DOORS 7:00 | Z + BRÆ

SEP 17 | WASHINGTON, DCBUY TICKETS
The Scooby Doo House
DOORS 7:00 | Z

SEP 19 | ANNAPOLIS, MDBUY TICKETS
Downtown Hope
DOORS 7:00 | Z + TBA

SEP 27 | INDIANAPOLIS, INBUY TICKETS
Indy Alliance
DOORS 7:00 | Z + Jason Barrows

SEP 30 | GRAND RAPIDS, MIBUY TICKETS
The Mackey House
DOORS 7:00 | Z solo

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Syrian Refugee Benefit Concert

DONATE & HELP US RAISE $2500 FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES. Zach will be playing a benefit concert in Lansing, Michigan, on Feb 11th. It will be available to stream live here (7:30 pm EST). Show details here. 100% of money donated will go directly into the hands, homes, and fledgling businesses of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. The show hosts, Remington and Valerie Moll, lived and worked in the Middle East for 6 years. In Lebanon, they helped create and run medical and dental clinics in Syrian refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley, just a few dozen miles west of the Syrian border. The money raised will go to 1) providing sewing machines and cloth in support of startup businesses of Syrian widows, and 2) medical supplies and medications for weekly clinics in refugee camps.

$400 = one sewing machine, or ~1 week of medical supplies

Syrian Refugees Donatedonate with PayPal

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2016 Recap…

2016, huh? It was definitely a year to remember… I remember being on the road with my family and our friends Mike & Holly, driving through the beauty of the American West, and being too busy playing shows, hiking trails and meeting new people, and too out of cell phone range to worry about some of the craziness going on. Here are some of our year’s highlights:

– Sharing the stage with heaps of amazing artists/peeps: Holly Arrowsmith, Tow’rs, Jason Upton, Amber Mattfield, Page CXVI, Sean Feucht, Stephen Roach, Josh Garrels, Abby Callaghan, A Boy & His Kite, Poie, Strahan, Evan Way, Aspen, Cedar House, Symon Hajjar, Gatlin Elms, Cari Quoyeser, Mimi Gilbert, Yoosung Buckson Lee, Paul Demer, Philip Rice, Joseph Neville, Run the Willow & Nightingale.
– Living the dream, buying a van, and touring across the Western US with my family & friends.
– Writing a bunch of new songs and starting work on a new album!
– Playing shows in these states:
2016-states-visited

– Doing production work on a small handful of projects: 2 full-length albums (one here, and one is due out later this year), and a single that will be out soon.
– Editing a book.
– And last and most excellently, having our son, Apollo Wolfgang Winters.

Looking forward to 2017!
Z

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The Breath & The Clay — Mar 17-21

Psyched to be headed to North Carolina in March to join The Breath & The Clay. Check out their website for details and they’re still doing early bird ticket prices through the end of the year. Some goodly mates will be playing and sharing this year: Loud Harp, Stephen Roach (of Songs of Water, etc.), Cageless Birds, A Boy & His Kite, Luke Skaggs, etc.

Hope to see some of you there,
Z

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FALL TOUR DATES

Mostly working on a new album this fall, but getting out for some shows as well. More details forthcoming (and shoot us a message if the show location seems undetermined, or if you want to talk about putting something together).

SEPTEMBER 20 2016 | 7:30 DOOR, 8:00 MUSIC
Norfolk, VA — The Chapel
TICKETS & INFO $10 | Z + Opener: Poie

SEPTEMBER 21 2016 | 7:00 DOOR
Charlottesville, VA — The Farm House
TICKETS $10-$12 | Z

SEPTEMBER 22 2016 | 7:00 DOOR
Washington, DC — House Show
TICKETS & INFO $10 | Z

SEPTEMBER 23 2016 | 7:00 DOOR
Gettysburg, PA — Waldo’s & Company
SHOW INFO $5-10 Suggested Donation | Z

SEPTEMBER 24 2016 | 7:30 DOOR, 8:00 MUSIC
Williamsport, PA — City Alliance Church
TICKETS $10 | Z

SEPTEMBER 25 2016 | 7:00
Mechanicsburg, PA — Messiah College (Social Justice House)
free | Z

OCTOBER 7 2016 | 7:00 DOOR, 7:30 MUSIC
Oklahoma City, OK — The Graves House – House Show
TICKETS $10 | Z&L

NOVEMBER 1 2016 | 7:30 DOOR, 8:00 MUSIC
Eureka Springs, AR — Berean Coffee House
SHOW INFO | Z

NOVEMBER 2 2016 | 7:00 DOOR, 7:30 MUSIC
Kansas City, MO — The Tajj House – House Show
TICKETS $10 | Z

NOVEMBER 3 2016 | 7:00 DOOR, 7:30 MUSIC
Lawrence, KS — Philgreen House – House Show
TICKETS $10 – $7 w/ Student ID | Z

NOVEMBER 10 2016 | 7:00 DOOR, 7:30 MUSIC
Norman, OK — Second Wind
DOOR $10 – $5 w/ Student ID | Z&L + Abby Callaghan

NOVEMBER 11 2016 | 7:00 DOOR, 7:30 MUSIC
Tulsa, OK — Cirque Coffee
TICKETS $10 | Z&L

NOVEMBER 19 2016 | 1:00
Boulder, CO — Resound Conference
see conference details for info | Z

DECEMBER 7 2016 | TBA
Oklahoma City, OK – Bridgeway
DOOR TBA | Z supporting Page CXVI

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SUMMER TOUR DATES + TICKETS

North American Caravan-01


6.7 Flagstaff, AZ w/ Tow’rsTICKETS
6.9 Phoenix, AZ w/ Tow’rs – TICKETS
6.10 San Diego, CA – TICKETS
6.11 Vista, CA – TICKETS
6.13 Laguna Beach, CA – TICKETS
6.14 Ojai, CA – TICKETS
6.18 Los Angeles, CA – TICKETS
6.19 San Luis Obispo, CA – DETAILS
6.21 San Jose, CA – TICKETS
6.22 San Francisco, CA
6.24 Redding, CA w/ Strahan – TICKETS
6.30 Bend, OR – TICKETS
7.2 Portland, OR w/ Evan Way & The Only Light BandTICKETS
7.5 Seattle, WA – TICKETS
7.12 Spokane, WA – TICKETS
7.13 Bozeman, MT – DETAILS
7.16 Lander, WY – TICKETS
7.17 Fort Collins, CO – TICKETS
7.22 Lafayette, CO + A Boy & His Kite – TICKETS
7.23 Denver, CO – opener: Phillip MarkTICKETS
7.27 Lakewood, CO – TICKETS
7.29 Colorado Springs, CO – TICKETS

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Texas + Spring Shows

Texas Toast

Before we head west this summer, I’ll be getting out on some solo shows. Furthest south: Houston. Furthest north: Montreal. Hope to see you on the road!

APRIL 27 2016 | 7:00
House Show – McWhorter House — Dallas, TX
TICKETS | Z + Paul Demer

APRIL 28 2016 | 7:00
House Show – Hooper House — Houston, TX
TICKETS | Z + Gatlin Elms

APRIL 29 2016 | 7:00
House Show – Flowers House — Austin, TX
TICKETS | Z + Cari Quoyeser

APRIL 30 2016 | 7:00
House Show – Edisyn House — Waco, TX
TICKETS | Z + Aspen

MAY 1 2016 | 7:00
House Show – Marshall House — Denton, TX
TICKETS | Z

MAY 11 2016 | 7:00
House Show – Mattfield House — OKC, OK (map)
TICKETS | Z + Ian Thornton

MAY 13 2016 | DOORS: 6:30, MUSIC: 7:00
House Show – Kao House — Norman, OK (map)
*Donations will be accepted for the Winters’ send off | Z&L + Jonny & Rachel Hupp

MAY 19 2016 | 8:00
Private Show — Montreal, QC
N/A | Z

MAY 20 2016 | TBA
House Show — Montreal, QC
TBA | Z

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Sharing my tangelo {an analogy?}

So it’s a bit hot for late March and I decide to head to the porch to enjoy a juicy, cold tangelo. In a moment, I realize that my son will be right behind me, at the front door asking “Could I have some of your tangelo, please dad?” And I think of how neither one of us will get the full amount that we actually want. Yet, saying “No, son — no tangelo for you,” seems cruel and selfish. But here’s the kicker — there are more tangelos in the refrigerator… So saying no to my son isn’t mean. In fact, if we have a plethora of tangelos, saying “no” and telling him to get his own isn’t cruel — it’s empowering.

– Z

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Texas Shows

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APRIL 27 2016 | 7:00
House Show – McWhorter House — Dallas, TX
TICKETS | Z

APRIL 28 2016 | 7:00
House Show – Hooper House — Houston, TX
TICKETS | Z

APRIL 29 2016 | 7:00
House Show – Flowers House — Austin, TX
TICKETS | Z

APRIL 30 2016 | 7:00
House Show – Edisyn House — Waco, TX
TICKETS | Z

MAY 1 2016 | 7:00
House Show – Marshall House — Denton, TX
TICKETS | Z

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Pumped to head to Texas for some intimate solo house shows. Playing some new and old songs on this run… Not many tickets for these shows, so guarantee your spot and buy early!

Z

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Meaning

Meaning. I’m drawn to a felt meaning in things. What did they mean when they wrote this? Is meaning a mere temporary value I ascribe to things? Is meaning something I fabricate, or something I discover?

The root of “meaning” is tied to “signify”, “say” and “tell”. Perhaps we might even say that a stone found in the forest means something to us… Perhaps it tells of a trail we were trying to follow. Or maybe the stone was given to us as a gift from a loved one, and finding it is an occasion of great meaning.

And that meaning is important, but in my heart, I am searching for more than just a circumstantial meaning. Circumstantial meaning is of great value and life is rich with it, but I’m on a quest for a source meaning, an ultimate meaning. When I follow the meanings, the sign posts, they seem to be telling the story (perhaps more a story than a concise conclusion I’ll stumble upon in some hidden cave). And the living meaning of these things is bound up in their meaning-giver—their storyteller.

There is something animate in the story—for we are ultimately after the storyteller, yet he is also telling forth a story, filled with meaning, and being near him is a revelation of light by which we can see so much other meaning. Hiding behind rocks and trees, much lies in shadow—but if we could see as the sun, every face would be alight. When we find the storyteller, we find our treasure, we find the earth from which all meaning grows. But it’s as if he wants us to know him, to be near to him, to hear and be able to recognize his voice, to stand and look at the story pouring forth from his lips—a living story with living meaning… and all that to enter the story—for we are part of it, part of its meaning, and living in this root story brings about meaning like rain and good soil bring forth fruit.

Meaning is valuable, and we can see it apart from knowing the storyteller. But when we know him, the meaning in our lives blossoms like spring on faces hidden through winter.

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“Fernweh (Shore)” — MUSICBED SESSIONS

Psyched to share this live video we filmed at Musicbed Headquarters. And a special thanks to our friends Amber Mattfield (violin) & Caleb Friesen (percussion) for breathing more life into it.

“There’s something communal about Zach Winters’ music, a hushed experience best seen, heard, and felt within an arm’s reach. His music is a blend of acoustic folk that goes beyond Americana to something even more native. Zach’s song, ‘Fernweh (Shore)’, begged to be shared while he played in our studio, like people gathering around a warm fire.” — Musicbed

License this song and more by Zach Winters on Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/artists/zach-winters/43238

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