Paste Magazine calls Zach Winters’ songs “perfect for a hushed afternoon in the season that bears his name.” The most recent 15-song album, Monarch, is ruminating and warm, with strings and pianos carrying forward Winters’ unique brand of folk.
In the last couple years, Winters has been on tour throughout the US, musically migrating with his family and playing shows with Josh Garrels, JOHNNYSWIM, Will Reagan, A Boy & His Kite, Aaron Strumpel, & others. He also traveled to the Southern Hemisphere to join NZ Holly Arrowsmith for shows throughout Australia & New Zealand. He has had the honor to sing for Syrian refugees, laboring mothers, orphans in Mexico, and his friends, neighbors and family. He & his family reside on the Great Plains.
Aaron has been prolific over the last eight years, recording six solo full length albums, five solo EPs, six collaborative full length albums, two collaborative EPs, tracked trumpet on records for Page CXVI, A Boy and His Kite, and others, and has produced numerous other artists and remixes including “Slip Away” for Josh Garrel’s B-SIDES album. And quality has matched quantity. Worship Leader Magazine called his first work with Enter the Worship Circle (CHAIR & MIC VOL. 2) “captivating” and said it “needs to permeate more of our services of worship.” In his second solo effort, Aaron continued his psalmic output with the vast and wild ELEPHANTS record, winning Calvin College’s Band-spotting Contest at the Festival of Faith and Arts and garnering critical acclaim with Christianity Today calling it a “stunning achievement” and Paste Magazine saying that he “has stolen the hymnbook of ancient Israel back for the regular folks.” Relevant Magazine called his follow-up, BIRDS, “dreamy” and “sun-shine-y” while Christianity Today called it a “holy hoe-down” and “gloriously disheveled.”
He has toured through 45 states and internationally to Rwanda, Uganda, Gaza, Israel, Haiti, and much of Europe, Central and South America. He has played everywhere from the New Orleans Super Dome to a street corner in a violent Brazilian favela; from a chapel at the Harvard School of Divinity to a yard outside of a make-shift medical clinic in Gaza. His international work has given him a sense of the beauty and diversity of the people of God and has informed his songs with the sort of simplicity and honesty that translates between cultures. His time on staff at a local fellowship instilled a centeredness and pastoral heart which also serves to ground his artistry and leadership.
WEAREFORESTS is the monkier of Fort Collins musician Corey Wright.