Zion Rodman

 "Buttery bass-driven bumpers topped by a smoothly crooning voice, Zion's songs go down like sweet barrel-aged bourbon." -Aeronaut Brewing Company.  Zion Rodman is a versatile musician who spends his free time singing and playing the guitar, bass, piano, and drums. He grew up in Cape Cod and eventually moved to Boston, where he got a BA in Music from the University of Massachusetts and grew a fan base in New England. By 2017, Zion was performing at historic venues along the East Coast like Club Passim, Caffe Lena, and the House of Blues. He opened for national acts that include Ellis Paul and Jeffrey Gaines.  In the summer of 2017, Zion released his debut LP, You're Invited. The folk-rock album received praise and local media attention following its anticipated release. Crossfader Magazine wrote that in an era of “lo-fi bedroom projects, it’s refreshing to hear a young creative voice this professionally produced, fully realized, and cohesively structured around a distinct personality and energy.” Less than a year later, Zion released a rock EP titled Did Not Wake up Today on January 20th, 2018. Even before its release, the title track was recognized by AFROPUNK: “Rodman turns up the volume of his melodic indie pop, with his stunning voice just barely masking his anger beneath the hook.” Both albums are available to stream on Spotify and iTunes.  Zion currently lives in Chicago with his girlfriend and his cat. Since settling in Hyde Park in the fall of 2017, Zion has been circuiting local venues, putting together a professional band to dig into the Midwest rock scene, and most recently won first place at the 2018 Uncommon Ground Open Mic Competition.


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