|The Zealots are proud to have released Open Season in spring 2013 featuring 12 brand-new songs.
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“The dozen tracks that make up The Zealots’ new album, Open Season are underscored throughout by energetic power-pop riffs, punchy percussion that edges up against hyperactivity, and boisterous lyrics.
“The Zealots formed in New York in the ‘80s and have seen a number of iterations. Now based in Asheville, the lineup includes George Terry on lead vocals and guitar, lead guitar/multi-instrumentalist Aaron Price (who also produced Open Season), Christian Ferri on bass and poet-drummer Caleb Beissert.
“The album maintains its signature sound (designated as much by Terry's distinctive voice as the musicianship), but also touches on an array of styles and influences.”
“Guitar virtuoso and songwriter George Terry, a veteran of both the D.C. and Tarheel music scenes, is currently based in Asheville, NC, where he cut his latest collection (at the popular CollapseAble Studios with producer/owner Aaron Price, who also contributed keyboards and bass; also on hand is a who’s-who of local players, including members of the Blue Rags, Honeycutters and Shane Pruitt Band). Originally available as a digital album, Open Season is now getting a physical release, and the album’s easily one of the most satisfying sets to come out of the Ashvegas area in ages.”
The Zealots, an indie Americana rock band based in Asheville, North Carolina, are the 25-year-old live-in brainchild of George Terry. He is the singer-songwriter known in New York, Los Angeles, DC, Charlotte, Asheville, and many more places you've heard of. To know George is to know someone who George knows. If you like Elvis Costello, The Shins, The Replacements, X, XTC, The Beatles, R.E.M. and The Rolling Stones, you'll love The Zealots! Rounding out the trio are bassist Aaron Price and drummer Caleb Beissert, and whomever else gets in the path of Zealots gigs. Former members include Matt Kinne (Menage), Bill Reynolds (Band Of Horses), Mick Glasgow (The Rose Familiar), and Morgan Gear (Drunken Prayer).