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

Email:     zionrodmanmusic@gmail.com

Cell:       (508) 221-752

bio

Zion Rodman is a versatile musician who spends most of his free time singing and playing the guitar, bass, piano, and drums. He grew up in Cape Cod and started his music career in Boston, where he received his BA in music. Most recently, Zion has performed in venues such as Club Passim, The Burren Backroom, and Caffè Lena. He has opened for national acts that include Ellis Paul and Jeffrey Gaines. For the past year, Zion has been hosting the Apartment Show series to showcase and support local musicians, and in June of 2017 he released his debut album, You're Invited.

Now, Zion is based in Chicago. While exploring the new music scene, he's getting ready to release his new EP, Did Not Wake up Today, which will be released on January 20th, 2018.


You're Invited

You're Invited features songs that have been in the works for a few years. Finally with full instrumentation, the songs sound the way Zion hears them in his head when he plays alone on an acoustic guitar. The official album release show was on June 3rd, 2017, at The Burren Backroom Series.

Now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp, and streaming on Spotify and Apple Music!

Album artwork by Warbird Creative Design. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Alex Katz. Produced by Inna Gertsenshteyn.

Watch the video that goes behind the scenes of the recording process.


Press

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.
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.
Note after note, song after song, Zion Rodman is such an artist. His beautiful voice and high-caliber catalog are charming, inspirational and majestic.
Rodman stood out because he has super talent, but also has a calmness about him, where he doesn’t physically react to the pressure of being in the finals of a competition.
-T Max
"I take the stories of my life and put them to music."
-On the Spot interview for the Telegram. 

RADIO


LIVE Music

My first time playing at Caffe Lena on 6/4/2017 in Saratoga Springs, opening for Ellis Paul.

Live solo acoustic rendition of "Everybody That You Know" at a house show. Video by Mike Morrissey.

"Did Not Wake Up Today" was written on the night of November 8th, 2016.


Tory Silver's new album, Observere, features Zion Rodman on bass and Vernon West on drums.


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

PAST SHOW LOCATIONS

Cambridge/Somerville/Allston/Boston

  • Club Passim
  • The Middle East
  • The Lilypad
  • The Lizard Lounge
  • The Plough and Stars
  • Burren Backroom Series
  • Gallery 263
  • Mobius
  • Out of the Blue
  • Improv Boston
  • Thunder Road
  • The Armory
  • Aeronaut Brewing Company
  • PA's Lounge
  • O'Brien's Pub
  • Aeronaut Zone 3
  • West End Johnnie's
  • Shenannigans
  • Hennesy's
  • Tavern at the End of the World

Chicago

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

Massachusetts

  • Gulu-Gulu Cafe (Salem)
  • Katrina's Bar and Grill (Gloucester)
  • White Rose Coffeehouse (Lynn)
  • Brew'd Awakening (Lowell)
  • NOURISH Festival (Concord)

New York

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

Vermont

  • Radio Bean (Burlington)

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Frequented open mics

To catch performances of new songs at a local open mic, try visiting The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge on Mondays. 

In Chicago, visit Gallery Cabaret on Sundays, or the ACME Hotel on Tuesdays.