Zaba Grace is unafraid to take risks. Her first step towards making her debut record “My Own Skin” was nothing less than uprooting her entire life in Ohio to move to Virginia. Seizing upon an opportunity to record with producer Chris Kress (Dave Matthews Band, Ben Kweller,
My Morning Jacket, Naked Puritans) Zaba started her entire life over, finding a new house, a new job, and making new friends. Her second step was to open her very personal and sometimes painfully revealing journals to select group of co-writers: Shannon Mier, Lance Brenner (Naked Puritans), Will Hummel, and Andy Waldeck (Earth to Andy). As
co-writing sessions took place and songs began to take shape Zaba increased her work-load and began intensive voice lessons maturing slowly but surely from a total neophyte to a confident vocalist. As poise and assurance grew in her delivery, recording in Nashville, TN and Charlottesville revealed bravely intimate remembrances wrapped in a sophisticated power-pop sheen. In her now fully realized songs, Zaba pulls no punches with her past to bring you completely into the experiences of her old life. The problem of evil (God), purging of pain (Sorry Charlie), the surprise of human grace (Angel and Free) and the beginning of healing (Broken Heart) are the dominant themes of this first batch of songs. Take a listen to “My Own Skin” and what you’ll find is a direct, personal, confessional pop record, the first result of Zaba Grace’s remarkable personal daring.