We had the good fortune of connecting with Zachary Feemster and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zachary, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
At a very young age a friend of mine called me on the telephone and said “Hey, Listen to this! I got an electric guitar!” He put the phone down and proceeded to play “Satisfaction” by the Stones and my entire body went ELECTRIC. I knew I had to get one. Thinking about it now still gives me excitement and joy. Every time I pick it up I know there’s something I can do or learn. There’s also the fact that it connects people together and for some reason I just can’t put it down.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
In 2017 Greg (Achord) and I decided to start a new group and wrote a handful of tunes. After about a year Wes joined the band and shortly after around 2019 we were approached with a deal to go cut a record in Nashville at Sputnik Sound with Producer Mitch Dane.
Shortly after we released the record covid struck stifling our gigs but enhancing our creativity.
Every other month we were releasing a new single & shortly after we cut another limited 45” vinyl .
One LP, 10 singles, a 45” and a slight line up change later were ready to cut another LP and hit the road.
Our city of Beaumont is not very big so we gotta make our own fun & we most certainly do.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First stop would be at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur.
For Lunch it’s either Carmela’s for Tex Mex or 1701 BBQ. MERCY
Guitar & Banjo is a must. Who doesn’t like going to the guitar shop?
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Every one in Ole Lonesome
Greg Achord – guitar
Wes Hardin – Bass
Greg Mosley – keys
Jimmy Devers- Drums
Without these guys I have no clue where I would be or how I would be able to have an outlet to express my creative brain. We all work as a collective and I am beyond thrilled to have them in my life and create with.
As far as a mentor I would say Mike Zito. American blues rock guitar icon. He’s brought me on the road, help make records and let me watch the technical, business and mental aspects of what it takes to keep going. I strive to have that for myself one day. But the fact I can call him a personal friend of mine is a blessing.
Courtney Stacey Courtney Hale Revia (Flying V photo) Tyler Blunt – (gold guitar photo)