Zack Elliott is a contemporary folk artist based out of Bolton, Ontario. His biggest influences being the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov, Iron & Wine, City and Colour, and The Tallest Man on Earth, Zack creates music that combines eclectic instrumentals inspired by the natural world and evocative, poetic writing.
After experimenting with different instruments from a young age, Zack found his calling as a guitar-playing singer-songwriter. Playing trumpet in concert and jazz bands exposed him to a wide variety of genres and musical ideas that would fuse with the musical influences of his peers.
During his young adulthood, he grew a strong connection to wildlife and the natural world. This influenced his decision to stop consuming animal products and try to live in such a way that minimally impacts the environment, but above all else, in such a way that allowed him to live more consciously, themes that commonly appear throughout Zack's writing. Throughout the course of the COVID-19 lockdowns, he narrowed his focus on writing and developing himself as an artist.
In March of 2021, Zack independently released his debut EP 'Caught Half Alive', containing 6 of the songs that he had written over the course of the 2020/21 lockdowns, which has been streamed over 7400 times.
It's been said that the project:
"Creates a distinct dream-like atmosphere... with striking imagery" and "celebrates that mystery in which our physical sense can lead us to exotic places" - Dr. K. Telford, Daemen University
Zack continues to write and record solo and with his folk trio 'The Vanishing Pheasants'. He is also furthering his artistic development with the Canadian Musicians Co-operative, with whom he regularly performs around the Greater Toronto Area, while also performing independently across southern Ontario.