Five Firsts: Zack Hay of the North & South Dakotas

June 7th, 2013, 10:00 am by Greg
Zak Hay (photo by Jason Townley)

Zak Hay (photo by Jason Townley)

NAME: Zack Hay
BAND AFFILIATION: The North & South Dakotas
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, Vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Regrettably, it was Tracy Byrd’s Love Lessons

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Britney Spears at the Pepsi Arena

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Cream White Epiphone Special (piece of junk)

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … A crappy, sappy Blink 182 song

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … 5 Finger Discount, an electric punk-ska band. Wow, all this stuff is embarrassing…

Zack Hay straps on his guitar to lead his band, the North & South Dakotas, at Albany’s Art On Lark celebration on Saturday (June 8). The free art ‘n’ music fest takes place on Lark Street from 10am-5pm on Saturday, featuring two stages of music by such bands as Party Boat, Bear Grass, Holly & Evan, Hand Habits, Ramblin Jug Stompers and more. The North & South Dakotas are slated to wrap up the Washington Avenue stage with a performance at 4pm.