After ten years on the road, hundreds of shows and shelves of song-filled notebooks, Andy Zipf is taking a new name: The Cowards Choir. “It took me a few years to figure things out. I’m grateful for the time I’ve had to chip away at some edges. Now I’m ready to begin again.”
“In 2009 I released The Cowards Choir EP. It was the first time I remember feeling like I’d found my voice,” said Zipf. Two years later Zipf’s voice strengthened and expanded. The “Jealous Hands” LP showcased this seasoned range and clearer vision. “As far as I’m concerned, Jealous Hands is my first record. My friend and producer Jeremy Griffith figured out how to capture the sound I’d been hearing my head all this time.” He called it a “new direction”, turning down a bit of the aggression, tightening up melodies and honing his true to life lyrics. “It took me a few years to figure things out. I’m grateful for the time I’ve had to chip away at some edges. Now I’m ready to begin again.”
For this next chapter, Zipf enlisted long time friends and collaborators Ryan Walker, Ben Tufts and Adam Neubauer. In August of 2013, The Cowards Choir released the Reunion EP. A year later, they have been featured on WAMU 88.5 Metro Connection, nominated as one of DC’s best upcoming bands by Deli Magazine, and mentioned on Rollingstone.com after backing up Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic during a surreal performance of Lorde’s “Royals”.
Their thrilling live show continues to evolve, driven by their camaraderie and the shared desire to make music that creates connection.
The Cowards Choir will be playing at Vinyl on Saturday, October 25th.
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Online and phone sales close at 6pm day of show. Doors open at 7:30pm and show starts at 8:30pm. This show is for all ages.
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