Flint Zeigler’s music career has been a steady, consistent progression, all of
which point to growth and maturity of a seasoned, stellar songwriter. His years
fronting roots-rock band Grantham Road around Pennsylvania and the
surrounding states produced 3 albums, numerous radio singles that generated
air-play across the country, sharing the stage with national bands like Hootie
and the Blowfish, Saving Jane, Jeffry Gaines, and the Badlees, along with
playing festivals with Jars of Clay, the Subdudes and others in the northeast.
Flint has also built a fan base that has stuck by him over into his solo career.
A move to Johnson City, TN put Zeigler in a position to be a part of not only the
Tennessee music scene but also the Asheville, NC scene and formed a nice
landscape to release a new project. The setting was rural, family farms, scenic
mountains and old time religion. The sounds were old trucks and tractors,
quiet, cool evenings and old friends sharing stories of life. The album is Flint’s
past, present and future all finding their niche and working together. Fender
Telecasters through old tube amps, subtle organ lines, the crack of the snare
drum and vocal harmonies that are sung from soul to soul, “Marks of Another
Year” is all it’s own, not just recycled sounds from previous releases.
The title track ‘Marks of Another Year’ is an example of Zeigler’s lyrical depth, the
telling of a soul revisiting the memories of the past and seeing it for all it is,
painful, beautiful and real. The true story told in ‘Soldiers Song’ is a harrowing
tale of the burial of a small town soldier through the eyes of a passerby.
‘Soldiers Song’ is a timeless, dynamic track that hits home for all of us. ‘The
Rose’, with its instantly-stuck-in-your-head guitar riff and lyrical imagery, gives a
nod to Flint’s Grantham Road days. Take an old, whiskey drinking preacher from
the hills of Tennessee, give him a dirty, overdriven guitar playing a driving chord
progression to preach over and you have a good feeling for the track ‘Hold-
KissKill’. ‘Oceans Laughter’ continues to prove Zeigler’s knack for writing
immensely catchy tunes that still hold weight. For more about Flint Zeigler and
show dates visit www.fintzeigler.com.