Zach Harris Band

5:00 PM Friday on the Bandshell Stage

The Zach Harris band won the 2015 preliminary round of the Iowa Blues Challenge, and took 2nd place at the final round in Des Moines, Iowa. They play with a solid fury of blues that you would expect from a long standing, hard working group that has been heavily influenced by Chicago and Texas blues, as well as old school Mississippi delta blues.

Some of Zach's main guitar influences are Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Derek Trucks, Steve Gaines, Freddie King, Albert King, B.B. King, Tom Fujita, Greg Koch, Philip Sayce, and Eric Gales.

The band includes Zach Harris on guitar and lead vocals, Randy Leasman on bass, Nick Vasquez on keyboards, and Jamie Hopkins on drums. Some of the artists that have influenced the band are Stevie Wonder, Gary Clark Jr., Matt Schofield, Oz Noy, and Tommy Immanuel.

The Zach Harris Band has been playing in the Midwest for years. They are based right here out of Davenport, Iowa, but don't let the label of a local band fool you. This band can keep up with anybody in the blues world! Enjoy!

Photo courtesy Mississippi Valley Blues Society