The duo, Zach + Bridget met in Los Angeles in the fall of 2008 while performing in a gospel choir & orchestra. Zachary caught the gaze of a pixie brunette looking back from the alto section with her owl-like eyes. Bridget Schack was a musical theater actress and classical singer. Her petite body a deceptive instrument for the massive voice within. Zach was a narrative songwriter with an understated and pitchy baritone voice. "You should ask me to sing with you," Bridget said upon their introduction and so it was.
The Americana label for their music might be a convenient one but it short-changes their music's influence and musings. The roots of their lyrics are deep ones, and while there are songs of love in all its incarnations (passionate, unrequited, obsessed) there are also songs of childhood angst, lost civilizations, disillusioned 'pirates' and sirens.
The two are 21st Century troubadours singing about the sweetness and uncertainty of modern life.