Local 913, Episode 56: Zoob
“I am from New York City. I went to school at Carnegie Mellon. By the time I had graduated, I was caught up in the local scene here. So, I just sort of stayed. By the time I had lifted my head back up, I recognized that I had made a life here.”
That’s guitarist Nathan Zoob, known often by just his last name: Zoob. After playing side-man to several different Pittsburgh musicians like Mark Dignam, Broken Fences, Judith Avers and his own band Wreckloose, Zoob has just released his debut EP, Curriculum Vitae, made up of songs he’s written over the last 5 years. Zoob attributes his songwriting skills to those he’s been performing with since his arrival in town:
“Well, I think you take a little bit from every act you work with, Mark especially. [He] is one of the premiere songwriters in Pittsburgh. I would be lying if I said that his style wasn’t a huge influence on me. He has a way of getting to the good stuff and then staying on the good stuff. That really hooky, and yet emotive, songwriting became part of my milieu as well.”
For more on Nathan Zoob, go to nathanzoob.com.