Zion Rodman

Singer-Songwriter

Contact to book shows, schedule guitar lessons, or collaboration/recording opportunities using my guitar, vocals, or bass.

Email:     zionrodmanmusic@gmail.com

Cell:       (508) 221-7527



bio

Zion Rodman is a versatile musician who spends his free time singing and playing the guitar, bass, piano, and drums. He grew up in Cape Cod, MA and started his music career in Boston, where he received his BA in music. While on the east coast, Zion performed in historic folk venues like Club Passim and Caffe Lena, and opened for national acts that include Ellis Paul and Jeffrey Gaines.

In 2016-2017, Zion co-hosted the Apartment Show series in Boston to showcase and support local musicians, and worked on his debut record. On June 3rd, 2017, "You're Invited" was released world-wide and the official release show was at the Burren Backroom Series.

Zion currently lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and cat. While getting settled in the new music scene, Zion is exploring folk venues while putting together a band to dig into the midwest rock scene. His latest project, an EP titled Did Not Wake up Today, will be released on January 20th, 2018.


Music

Praise For You're Invited

In an era of nigh insurmountable amounts of lo-fi bedroom projects, it’s refreshing to hear a young creative voice this professionally produced, fully realized, and cohesively structured around a distinct personality and energy.
-Crossfader Magazine

Praise For Did Not Wake up Today

Rodman turns up the volume on his melodic indie pop, with his stunning voice just barely masking his anger beneath the hook.

Music Videos


RADIO Appearances

91.7 WMWM: Salem, MA

91.5 WMFO: "What's Happening"

Studio Session Live: Plymouth, MA

WEMF: "Citywide Blackout" and "Under the Covers"

107.3 WAAF: Bay State Rock

90.3 WZBC: Newton, MA


Contests

  • T-Max's White Rose Open Mic Contest (Lynn, MA): 1st Place
  • Katrina's Singer-Songwriter Challenge (Gloucester, MA): 2nd Place
  • Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge (Cambridge, MA): Winner
  • Uncommon Ground Open Mic Contest (Chicago, IL): Winner

Press

Note after note, song after song, Zion Rodman is such an artist. His beautiful voice and high-caliber catalog are charming, inspirational and majestic.
I was shell shocked to say the least when I first heard Zion, as he possess a raw dexterity to him that is very rare to find in most singer-songwriters today. [...] Zion has a clear understanding of the wide spectrum of emotions facing the everyday person.

Live Performances

Caffe Lena on 6/4/2017 in Saratoga Springs, NY. Opening for Ellis Paul.

Solo-acoustic version of "Everybody That You Know" at a house show. Video by Mike Morrissey.

Recording original stripped down version of "Did Not Wake up Today" - bonus track on You're Invited.

Playing bass with Tory Silver at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA, 2017.


Select PAST SHOW LOCATIONS

Festivals

  • Chillfest (Chicago, IL)
  • Campfire Festival (Cambridge, MA)
  • NOURISH (Concord, MA)

Boston Area

  • Club Passim (Cambridge)
  • House of Blues FR (Boston)
  • The Middle East (Cambridge)
  • The Lilypad (Cambridge)
  • The Lizard Lounge (Cambridge)
  • The Plough and Stars (Cambridge)
  • The Burren Backroom Series (Somerville)
  • Thunder Road (Somerville)
  • The Armory (Somerville)
  • O'Brien's Pub (Allston)
  • Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
  • Hennesy's (Boston)

Chicago

  • Uncommon Ground
  • Lilly's
  • The Den Theater
  • Cubby Bear Wrigley Field
  • Beat Kitchen

New York

  • Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs)
  • The Cake Shop (NYC)

Vermont

  • Radio Bean (Burlington)