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 multi-instrumental singer-songwriter. He grew up in Falmouth, MA, where he played around Cape Cod since the age of 15 and eventually received a BA in music from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. He grew a fan base in New England and by 2017, Zion was performing at historic venues like Club PassimCaffe Lena, and the House of Blues. He opened for national acts that include Ellis Paul and Jeffrey Gaines.

In the summer of 2017, Zion teamed up with producer Alex Katz and released his debut full-length record You're Invited. The folk-rock album received praise and local media attention following its anticipated release. Crossfader Magazine wrote that in an era 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.”

Less than a year later, Zion released an EP titled “Did Not Wake up Today” on January 20th, 2018. This project features heavier topics and harder rock than his debut album. Even before its release, the title track was recognized by AFROPUNK: “Rodman turns up the volume of his melodic indie pop, with his stunning voice just barely masking his anger beneath the hook.”

Zion currently lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and his cat. While getting settled in a new city, he is exploring folk venues and putting together a professional band to dig into the midwest rock scene. 


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

  • Uncommon Ground Open Mic Competition (Chicago, IL): 1st Place, January 2018
  • T-Max's White Rose Open Mic Contest (Lynn, MA): 1st Place, 2017
  • Katrina's Singer-Songwriter Challenge (Gloucester, MA): 2nd Place, 2017
  • Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge (Cambridge, MA): Winner, 2017

RADIO DISTRIBUTION

Pirate!


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.

Cover Clip: "Dean Town" by Vulfpeck. Bass: Zach Kidder | Guitar: Zion Rodman | Drums: Noah Ice

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

  • The Promontory
  • Martyrs'
  • Uncommon Ground
  • Lilly's
  • The Den Theater
  • Cubby Bear Wrigley Field
  • The Hideout
  • Wishbone North

New York

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

Vermont

  • Radio Bean (Burlington)