The piano is Zach Sprowls' voice. With it, he composes stories that are as much ours as they are his own—affecting and true to life. Once rootless, Zach now proudly calls Scranton, Pennsylvania home. He's come to identify with the relentless heart of the city, with its long history of struggle, and its bright future. He came broken, but has found healing in music and is now ready to share his voice.
All Beginnings Are Hard is an instrumental telling of what it’s like to start over. Featuring the piano and a live string trio, Zach uses elements of neoclassical minimalism, melody, and aching harmony to translate his own life experiences into a deeply-felt journey for listeners. His music has already been featured on highly-acclaimed KEXP radio; and for fans of Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm - or really anyone who knows the ups and downs of growing up - this is an experience you don’t want to miss.
“Natural, classical, soothing and touchable” - HNR Radio
“Half way through this song the first time, I burst into tears” - Shannon Harris
“Love this release” - Bradley Stoke Radio
“'Alive' is the word that comes to mind when listening to All Beginnings Are Hard. The song moves and breathes in a way that always stops the listener in their tracks. It always feels wrong to passively listen to this song, every time I play the track, I close my eyes and let my mind spin. Sad music is easy to write. Somber music that moves you is another matter entirely.” - Aaron Huie
* Please note piano only for Saturday, September 30th afternoon performance*