Justin Tipton & The Troublemakers
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Zac Wilkerson is a SOUL ROCKER from the COUNTRY.
Powerful, soulful vocals and a driving guitar style combine with poignant songwriting to deliver a new take on Americana, Soul, Country, and Rock.
Wilkerson stumbled into a career in music after being tricked into entering, and eventually winning, The Blue Light Live Singer Songwriter contest in 2011. The prize was a Solo Acoustic set at the 2012 Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival in Stephenville, TX. He has since etched out a strong following across the Texas the music scene and beyond, with his work appearing in Nationally Syndicated and Regional Radio, and Local and Prime-Time Network TV.
Wilkerson cut his musical teeth in a country church where he started singing at 4. At a young age, he discovered his parents' country, soul, Motown, rock, and folk records, creating a musical foundation with as much variety as passion. By 12 he played several instruments, including piano and guitar, which led to songwriting that same year. The musical voice that has evolved since is a fresh take on Rock, Soul, Country and Americana evoking Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, Bonnie Raitt, and Levon Helm.
Dallas-based singer-songwriter, Justin Tipton, has been writing songs since he was 15 years old. While Justin always wanted to be a performer, he started writing songs as a therapeutic exercise until an old ex-2nd cousin-in-law (there are a lot of divorces in the family) invited him out to a local open-mic in Dallas. The owner liked his set so much, he offered him a couple of gigs at the venue, and although he had no equipment (besides a cheap guitar) he couldn’t turn down the offer.
Fast forward to 2018, Justin is coming off a national TV showing and recently recorded his debut album with longtime songwriting heroes, The Band of Heathens. As 2018 comes to a close, Justin Tipton looks forward to what 2019 has in store with the debut album (“Gimme Back What’s Mine”) set to release around April.
Six Springs Tavern
147 N Plano Rd
Richardson, TX, 75081