Zac Wilkerson’s songwriting and performance style is roots rock with heavy soul, country and folk influences. Based out of Amarillo, Texas, the vocalist/songwriter stumbled into a career in music after winning The Blue Light Live Singer-Songwriter contest in 2011. He has since gained a loyal following in the Texas Panhandle and North Texas, finding favor in the thriving rock and country scenes in Amarillo, Lubbock and Fort Worth. Wilkerson cut his musical teeth in a country church where he started singing at the young age of four. He discovered his parents’ country, Motown, rock, and folk records, creating a musical foundation with as much variety as passion. By age twelve he played several instruments, including piano and guitar, which led to songwriting that same year. The musical voice that has evolved since is a fresh take on rock, soul, and Americana evoking Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Bonnie Raitt and Levon Helm. After making a name for himself during the open mic performances at The MusicFest, Zac has since earned a regular spot on the festival roster and boasts a voice matched well to some of The MusicFest’s most intimate stages.
Official MusicFest Artist
Years at MusicFest:
Dustbowl Soul (2016), Zac Wilkerson (2014)