Thursday, September 5, 2013

September Adventures


What a delightful few days we’ve had to round out August and begin September. Weather like this is my favorite sort; not too hot, a nice breeze, and the humidity is low.

August provided some really moments: a rollicking Lock 3 set with the Bright Lights (one of our best sets ever!), a transcendent set at Rockin on the River with the Bright Lights, the Poplars sang in the sunshine at Square Fest, a fun Bright Lights party in Columbus at Hal and Als, a great yoga and music event with the great Ron White, several delightful sets for the 30,000 folks at Chicago Veggie Fest, joining my friend David Ullman onstage at Musica for our duet of Happiest Sad Song, and we released Provenance to the world! Plus a lot of great little moments along the way.

The folks at Chicago Vegan Mania summed up my music pretty well, I think: “energetic one-man feel good orchestra.” That’s my new favorite quote!

Please visit for my full schedule of shows.

This Week
Provenance and the Fund
CD updates
Other News


Thursday the 5th – Stewart’s Caring Place Butterfly Garden Event – 4pm. Stewart’s Caring Place 2955 W. Market St, Fairlawn.

Friday the 6th – Lock 3 Farmers Market – 11:30am – 1:115pm. 22 S. Main St, Akron. Part of Restaurant Week.

Friday the 6th – Thorncreek Winery – 7pm. 155 Treat Rd, Aurora.

Sat the 7th – Heini’s Market – Noon. Main St, Sugarcreek.

Sat the 7thAkron Art Walk – 6pm. Zeber Martell Gallery (43 Furnace St, Akron). My favorite artists in Akron. I always have wonderful yogi and vegan conversations with them. This is also the kick off of the Akron Art Prize.

Sun the 8th – Art in the Park – 1pm. Fred Fuller Park in Kent. There will be at least a couple Poplars songs as well in this set.


Sept the 11th –  Heading back to Dayton for another yoga and music event at Purpose Yoga! 5pm.  
Sept the 13th - The Poplars will be bringing our indie, folky, happy music to the Spot. 8pm. $5. The Spot is the most fun party in Akron. Good music, good art, and good folks! We’re excited to be a part of the line up!

Sept the 20thKent State Folk Fest! I’ll be back at Pufferbelly’s 530pm. The Poplars will do a short set in the middle of my set as well. I always love this evening.

Sept the 21stChicago VeganMania! The best vegan event in the Midwest, easily! I’ll be playing at Noon-ish and then also at the official after party at 7pm. Gonna be a good time!

Sept 22nd – Harvest of Peace – Noon. The Akron Shambhala Center 1707 Front St Cuyahoga Falls. This veggie food and music fest will be a nice collection of folks. It’s also going on the 21st if you aren’t planning on making the trip to Chicago.

Sept 29 – Oct 6th – The 4th ANNUAL AKRON PEACE WEEK! Way too many events to list here, so check out our great blog with guest bloggers, and tons of peaceful info:


Community means a lot to me. Making a community record has been such a source of inspiration and joy. To work with friends and great writers, and have to opportunity to grow as a human and a writer has been an experience I won’t soon forget.

You can buy the record now at all shows, Time Traveler CDs, and online anywhere music is available (like Itunes). Here is a quick easy link:

All things Provenance can be found at Even the lyrics to the entire CD are up:

All the money from this effort are going to create a fund to help Akron area non-profits create programs to educate and inspire nonviolence in our community. I welcome all donations to this fund, beyond just CD sales. No amount is too small or large. Together we can create a way to help the community forever. This fund has become a large personal drive for me. We can do so much good. Please consider helping us bring nonviolence into our community to a much greater degree.


All projects are moving forward. For more info, visit the blog:


I recently saw Sleepwalk with Me, a film by Mike Birbiglia based on his stand-up comedy special of the same name. I think he’s hilarious, and thoroughly enjoyed the film!

More recommendations and such at

EVENING FOR CHUCK Returns! Peace Week is coming up, and I hope to see you at our numerous events, including the 7th Evening for Chuck, which benefits Stewart’s Caring Place this year. October 5th.  

That’s a lot. There’s more on the blog, so stop by for more insights into Zach’s world.

See you soon. There’s a free hug awaiting you.



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