Born to a drummer and pianist in Vicksburg, MS, he woke up every morning to his mother playing on her baby grand. He began playing drums at age 11 on his father’s drumset – cutting his teeth on Zeppelin & Skynyrd records he borrowed from his uncle and playing with the church band.
After high school he ended up in Alaska for work, picking up the guitar, and crafting his songwriting skills. He showed back up in Mississippi a year later with long hair and a song to sing.
While continuing work as a drummer – playing with regional and national acts such as Eric Deaton, Garry Burnside, Bret Mosley, Kenny Brown, Cary Hudson, Bill Perry Jr., Swampfoot, & more – he also started out on his songwriting journey. Connecting with the late Rev. Robert Earl Reed in the early 2000’s, Zech did some studio work at Jimbo Mathus’ studio in Como, MS and began recording his original music with some friends in Batesville & Enid, MS.
He met recording engineer, Cedric Williams, at the regionally known Rooster’s Blues House in Oxford, MS and the two started cutting tracks at Ced’s place in Tupelo, MS somewhere around 2012. They eventually worked up Zechariah’s self titled EP, which was self released in 2019.
He is currently a chef & restaurant consultant based in Oxford, MS and is in the final stages of recording for his next EP, which is being produced by Mike Davidson of Plaid Dog Recordings in Boston, MA. The single for this album, Down to the River, was released in March of 2020 and helped crowdfund the album. He continues to play drums & sing for The B3, a power trio rock n’ roll group based out of Natchez, MS and fronts a local Oxford Blues/Rock band, Southern Groove Redemption.