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1 	Miss American Girl
2 	Blue Pill Thrill
3 	Running From The Devil
4 	Grandma's Prayer
5 	Drowning In Hollywood
6 	Country Boy
7 	I'd Rather Be With You
8 	Talk To Me
9 	Wounded
10 	I'm A Hater
11 	Joanna

Buthel - Bass
Ralph Forrest - Drums
Cedric Goodman - Drums, Vocals 
Zac Harmon - Drums, Guitar, Guitar (Bass), Keyboards, Vocals
Lavell Jones  - Drums
Corey Lacy - Keyboards, Vocals 
BR Million - Guitar
James Strong 	Bass
Christopher Troy - Drums, Keyboards
Gregg Wright - Guitar 


Music is Medicine represents Zac Harmon's "take" on the Blues. It is purposely and decidedly a portrayal of what he was feeling when he wrote and recorded the songs and with that, the listener is well rewarded. As a longtime, successful writer and producer, Zac is uniquely blessed with the ability to craft songs for others and after decades on duty, he certainly knows how to deliver for himself. This CD is a total experience in feeling good; from "I'd Rather Be With You" to "Talk to Me" to "Joanna". It takes you on a laid-back, rhythmic ride with "Miss American Girl" and "Drowning in Hollywood" and soothes your soul with "Wounded', "Grandma's Prayer' and "I'm a Healer". His guitar is represented well throughout the album, especially on "Blue Pill Thrill", "Country Boy" and "Running from the Devil".


Blues as a curative is not unknown to our framily, personally I have just gone thru, yet another experiencing of this fact. Mr. Zac Harmon is a cognoscente in this matter and has provided us with a release that not only speaks to the fact but also proves it beyond a doubt.

With `Blue Pill Thrill' Mr. Harmon sets us up with an Albert King styled intro (that carries through the track) as he visits what certainly has become both the saving grace and the bane of modern couples. Aptly stated referencing the fairy tale "it's what Jack gave Jill when they went up the hill, the Blue Pill Thrill' all set to a sweet and funky blues beat. I can hear this playing on my 70" flat screen during the football season, actually yeh why not!

Music as a healer stands besides the eternal conflict of the artist being torn between the Devil and the Lord. Zac deals with that subject with `Running From The Devil' as he weaves a chant-like chorus intermixed with tasty guitar work as the keyboards offer a solid base for him to work his funky mastery on.

Not all funk, stomp and blue pillin', Mr. Harmon shows his ability on several softer cuts. `Wounded' starts as a slow breathy duet with Ms. Sueann Carwell that ramps up into a spilling out of accusations and exposed hurts as they lead to a cathartic conclusion of passion and pain. Take note - the guitar intro on this burner must have had Jimi Hendrix channeling thru Zac, as it played much like `Castles Made Of Sand' but as only could be expressed thru Zac.

As close to a title track is `The Healer' which serves as the absolute truth with the great line " is's an overall cure, chicken soup for the soul'. This is played out in a sweet, funky minor key testimonial to his beliefs that he has been anointed by his Father's hand and offers us some soul exposing guitar work to back up the claim.

`Joanna' has the feel of late seventies soul drenched R&B that came out of Memphis or Detroit. Horns playfully punctuating the deep fried soul of Mr. Harmon's vocals and snappy guitar work that rides us into a wonderful piece of keyboard artistry by Mr. Corey Lacy. This closes out the disc which of twelve original and provoking tracks that address all sides of the rubix that is the heart of this release. "Music Is Medicine" will certainly prove to be the aliment not only for your ears but for that much deeper spot, deep down inside your soul. ---Chefjimi,

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Zac Harmon - From The Root (2009) Zac Harmon - From The Root (2009)

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01 - Don't Give Me Another Reason
02 - Hattie Mae
03 - Since You Been Gone
04 - Back Bitin' Back Stabbers
05 - That's What a Woman Needs
06 - The Price of Lovin You
07 - Honey Bee
08 - Smile on Your Face
09 - Enough!
10 - Keep the Blues Alive
11 - The Older Woman
12 - Scratch
13 - Want Ads
14 - Man Is Not Meant to Be Alone

Zac Harmon (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals)
Br Millon (guitar)
Jimmy Z. (harmonica)
Christopher Troy (Hammond b-3 organ, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards)
Ralph Forrest (drums)
Daryl Walker, Sue Ann Carwell (background vocals)


Zac Harmon follows up his live album Shot in the Kill Zone with this studio effort, furthering his rough-and-ready blues persona. As a guitarist/vocalist, Harmon is in his element on this original set of tunes that proves he's ready for blues-rock prime-time beyond cover tunes. Harmon's strong vocal presence is hard to pin down with a specific influence, but he's completely convincing as a soulful man, lover's crooner, or hardcore get-down performer. Harmon has written some themes -- like "The Older Woman," with full sound complemented by a horn section, and "Want Ads," where he's been missing his ex so much that he's puttin' it in the classifieds -- that certainly reflect real modern-day life in a media-driven society. He also looks back at the urban blues tradition during songs like "Hattie Mae," in a rock base merging with a classic like "Wang Dang Doodle," and "Keep the Blues Alive," which parallels the famous tune "Help Me." For his other side, Harmon offers sweet soul à la Otis Redding or a little reggae mixed into his blues, but mainly thrives on funky heavy rock, especially during a stompdown original, "Honey Bee," in an upbeat mood for his gal. Of particular interest to those who enjoy blues harmonica, Jimmy Z. is consistently driving all the points home, while keyboardist/producer/co-songwriter Christopher Troy also deserves due credit for energizing the leader to the upper heights. If hard-driving, honest, no-nonsense contemporary music mindful of urban South Side Chicago tradition is your favorite kind of blues, then quite likely Zac Harmon is your main man. --- Michael G. Nastos, Rovi

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Zac Harmon - The Blues According To Zacariah (2005) Zac Harmon - The Blues According To Zacariah (2005)

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1. That Mighty High play
2. Sugarman
3. Who's Knockin
4. It's Cool With Me
5. That's Why
6. Mannish Boy
7. It Hurts Me Too (Featuring Mickey Champion) play
8. Comfort Of A Man (Featuring Greg Wright)
9. A Hole In My Heart
10. Glory (Reprise)

Personnel include:
Zac Harmon (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar);
Phil Gates (guitar, background vocals);
Jeff Stone (harmonica);
Joshua Dunham (bass guitar);
Cora C. Coleman (drums).


The Blues According to Zacariah is one of the best CD's I've done to date. After winning the International Blues Competition (IBC) in 2004, many people were asking about what type of CD would I do. I decided to do something that was fully representative of my blues journey to date, thus the title The Blues According to Zacariah. The songs are reflections of my many childhood influences, taken from the "Blues Bible". My favorites are "That Mighty High" which is from the book of The Canton Spirituals, "That's Why" from the book of Little Milton, "Sugarman" from the book of Albert King and of course, "Who's Knockin" from the book of The Allman Brothers. The Blues According to Zacariah moves the blues forward but does not forget from where it came. --- Zac Harmon

Born and raised in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi, Zac Harmon is a true disciple of the music that emanated from the city’s historic Farish Street district. While in high school and college, Harmon gigged as a guitarist for the likes of Z.Z. Hill, McKinley Mitchell, Dorothy Moore, King Floyd and Sam Myers. Relocating to L.A. in the early eighties, he worked as a studio musician, then established himself as a writer and producer, crafting songs for the likes of the O’Jays, Freddie Jackson, Karyn White, Alexander O'Neal, Black Uhuru and the Whispers. In 2004, Zac with his backup band, the Mid South Blues Revue, won the Blues Foundation’s prestigious International Blues Challenge (IBC) title of "Best Unsigned Band". Zac Harmon, with the Mid South Blue Revue, continues to enthrall audiences and garner praise from the media and fans alike. The Mid South Blues Revue features Jeff Stone on blues harp, Doug "Dug Mug" Swanson on bass, Rodney "B.R." Millon on guitar and Craig Kimbrough on drums.

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