Parade o’ Shoes: Zan Strumfeld

September 24th, 2013, 1:00 pm by Greg
Zan Strumfeld-less shoes @ The Beat Shop in Troy (c)2013 Matt Mac Haffie

Zan Strumfeld-less shoes @ the River Street Beat Shop, Troy, 2013, by Matt Mac Haffie

Singer-songwriter Zan Strumfeld plays a free, lunchtime show in Tricentennial Park in Albany, wrapping up the month-long September in the City Arts Fair from 11:30am-2pm on Wednesday (September 25).


LIVE: Acoustic Night @ Bogies, 3/15/13

March 28th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
Olivia Quillio

Olivia Quillio

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

Let’s face it, Bogie’s in Albany is best known for hardcore and heavy metal headbangin’ – not exactly a mecca for unplugged sounds. But that didn’t stop Delirium Entertainment from presenting a recent acoustic music showcase featuring an array of Local 518 singer-songwriters, including Olivia Quillio, Kyle McDonough, Phoebe Henry, Zan Strumfeld and others…

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New Release Rack: Zan Strumfeld’s “Someone New”

March 12th, 2013, 2:00 pm by Greg

Zan Strumfield: Someone New

Review by Matt Mac Haffie

Sometimes a girl singing songs to her guitar can be remarkably effective. Zan Strumfeld claims to be Someone New to the singer-songwriter game. Yet her skill at the craft and mature point-of-view lyrics belie her just over twenty-two years on the planet.

Someone New opens with “Keep on Lovin’ You,” which has become a favorite number in her live sets. “Friday’s Fire” is the best of a very good group of songs, serving as proof of her prowess on guitar. Zan squeezes sparks out of her strings and burns to her very soul with a cracked-note vocal, brooding over a failed relationship and snow. “Carry On” is Zan’s upbeat juggernaut of a song, tempered with guarded optimism, and made genius by the simple yet clever use of the multiple meanings of the word “down.”

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