Winner of the 2016 Walnut Valley Festival New Song Showcase for song “Going to North Carolina”
2016 Semi-Finalist in International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
Newest album, The Book Of Zephaniah, produced by Mike West (Shawn Mullins, Split Lip Rayfield)
“Not a passive experience but more a journey alongside the artist” Utne Reader, Topeka, KS
“No time is wasted with any of the songs. The music is straight to the point, concise and real. ” Taos Tempo Magazine
Performing with raw intensity and moving dynamism, Zephaniah Stringfield sings stories about his travels from the SF Bay Area to New Mexico and beyond, weaving biblical references and archetypes of traditional folklore with stories of highways, girls and greyhound buses. When playing live, Zephaniah is as comfortable solo as he is with a full band. He is often joined onstage by varied musical guests, such as L.A. blues artist, Cristina Vane, Taos bluegrassers, The Foggy Memory Boys, and his own outlaw country side project, The Spud Gun Bandits. These changing lineups keep his sound continually evolving and the energy always high on stage. Combining a blend of original material, carefully selected covers and staples of American roots music, his shows deliver a well-measured arc of depth and lighthearted entertainment. His sound echoes bluegrass and country music, rock-a-billy and the blues, but his clever lyrics and up-front delivery are both modern and relevant.
It is music both hauntingly familiar and uniquely his own.
“Simultaneously poignant and toe-tapping, this is the good stuff” KNCE Radio 93.5 Taos, NM