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CRG Records Releases Mesmerize

CRG Records today announced the release of Mesmerize by Cleveland-based pop singer/songwriter/guitarist, Zach. This full-length solo-acoustic CD includes 11 Zach-penned tunes with thought- provoking lyrics perfect for the "soundtrack to an intimate encounter." A CD release concert is scheduled on Wednesday December 7 in downtown Cleveland.

CRG Records is the entertainment side of the innovative Recording Arts & Technology (RAT) program at Cuyahoga Community College, and markets select music of local artists who have performed on Tri-C's Crooked River Groove cable television program. The label is guided by RAT Program Manager and industry veteran Tommy Wiggins and promoted by student street and promotion teams.

"Zach represents the new breed of do-it-yourself career musicians, " says Wiggins. "Zach really connects with people, and CRG Records is fortunate to be partnering with him on this recording."

Mezmerize is the label's second genre-specific recording and second release using the product-on-demand business model, enabling CRG to handle all manufacturing in-house, essentially fulfilling product orders on-demand.

Over the years, Zach has actively created a music scene, performing over 200 shows annually throughout Northeast Ohio and across the U.S., placing him on stage with Chicago, Bad Company, Katie Curtis, Maia Sharp, Steve Poltz, Rick Springfield, Rusted Root, Farm Aid, Jen Chapin, Michael Bolton, and Buckwheat Zydeco.

In celebration of his CD release and in recognition of his Cuyahoga Community College alumni status, CRG Records will co-sponsor "Zach Week" with the Student Life departments of all three Cuyahoga Community College campuses. Zach Week is a series of free performances featuring Zach performing solo or with a trio at the Tri-C Metro Campus Cafe near downtown Cleveland on December 5, at the Tri-C Eastern Campus Cafe in Highland Hills on December 6 and at the Tri-C Western Campus Galleria in Parma on December 7. In addition, Zach will also perform at several music stores and radio stations that week.

CRG Records has released two compilation albums filled with over 45 of Northeast Ohio's best bands, in genres ranging from gospel, rock, pop, blues, hip hop, folk, country and R&B. In addition, the label has released the successful Xela-Koo-Schtik by popular anti-folkster Xela.



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