February 22nd, 2020 10pm Stage 1
Celebrating Rockwood Music Hall's 15-Year Anniversary!
Zach Jones & The Tricky Bits
Zach Jones & the Tricky Bits are living proof of the continuing charm of power-pop. Centered around Jones's undeniable vocal talent and gleeful, witty songcraft, the band's catalogue has the tunefulness and longing of The Beatles, The Byrds, Big Star, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
The band’s latest single, “Lonesome & Blue,” reaches back even further in time, with a Buddy Holly-esque retro swagger and a vintage cheeriness that is contagious. It was co-written, co-produced, recorded, and mixed — in mono — by Paul Loren, a gifted artist in his own right and a fellow devotee of the rock ‘n’ roll records of yesterday. The song's buoyant and effortless groove is a happy byproduct of the kinship among Jones, Loren, and the Tricky Bits: Brian Killeen, Oscar Albis Rodriguez, and Hannah Winkler.
Since the release of their Trump takedown, “Great Again,” in 2016, Zach Jones & the Tricky Bits have released two EPs and three singles, while opening shows for like-minded bands such as Jukebox The Ghost. Jones’s precision and songwriting smarts come from over a decade of well-honed experience as a sideman (Sting, Elle King) and a producer (A Great Big World, Jenny Owen Youngs).