Zach Person is an American recording artist and guitarist based in Austin, Texas known for his contemporary, pop-rock approach to blues and American roots music. He is considered to be “The Future of American Indie Music.”
In 2016, Person was launched into the public eye, after competing on the 15th season of American Idol; he quickly became a favorite with celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez, who was quoted as saying, “He’s from another time,” and Keith Urban, who said, “You’ve got your own style.”
This experience gave Person his first taste of the industry and significantly contributed to his overall growth as a vocalist. Following American Idol, Person was openly embraced by the Texas music scene, becoming a House of Blues Music Forward Foundation Alumnus, and representing the Houston Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge, a competition featuring some of the foremost blues artists from around the world. The exposure he received from these opportunities would later provide Person the chance to share stages with legendary acts such as Robert Cray and Buddy Guy, who once said, “What can I say, this young man is hot!”
In late 2020, Person began recording his debut, self-titled full-length LP with his longtime musical collaborator and drummer, Jake Wybe, who was also featured on Person’s first release.