Zack Elliott is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter based in Bolton, Ontario. Greatly influenced by the works of Gregory Alan Isakov and The Tallest Man on Earth, Zack creates music that combines melancholy-laced melodies, often intricately finger-picked, with evocative, poetic writing in the vein of Leonard Cohen, City and Colour, and Iron & Wine.
At the onset of the COVID-19 lockdowns, Zack began to write songs after having played instruments for the majority of his life prior. Six of those songs he recorded, produced, and independently released in his debut EP "Caught Half Alive" in March 2021. A year later the project has been streamed over 11,500 times with 'Honeysuckle' and 'In Limbo' being highlight tracks. He is currently in the process of demoing songs for a new project, with the goal of a spring 2024 release.
Zack consistently performs around Southern Ontario as a solo acoustic act, as well as with his folk trio 'The Vanishing Pheasants' with whom he toured Ottawa, Montréal, and Toronto. He has also broken into the festival and conference circuit performing at Gussapolooza 2022 and showcasing at the 2022 Folk Music Ontario Conference, 2022 NERFA Conference, and is in the process of pursuing more of these opportunities. Zack continues to develop his artistry with the Canadian Musicians Co-op and the 2023 cohort of the RBC Artscape Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship program. His following has grown as he has continued to engage with his 11,600+ social media followers.
Zack's folk trio 'The Vanishing Pheasants'.