Rich Zielin



"be, in harmony"

A guitarist and vocalist, Rich grew up hanging out in the basements of Chicago listening
to local bands, and has always been passionate about a great performance of
hard-driving rock. Working at Wrigleyville's legendary music venue Metro/Smart Bar,
he got turned on to thousands of live acts with as much in common as they were unique.
Great bands, great sound, intimate setting; he draws from all of those experiences when
he hits the stage with his '84 Stratocaster.

He currently fronts his own power-trio Zielin, and is the lead vocalist for Austin-based
Robin Trower tribute, Bridge of Sighs.  His previous bands include San Antonio's Amplifyd,
and Austin's Grissomhill.  Influenced by all style
s of music, some of the guitarists he admires the most include Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Robin Trower, and David Gilmour.  Some of his favorite vocalists are Elvis Presley, James Dewar, and Eddie Vedder. 

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Special Guest on the 2013
Dan Gonzalez Band CD "Long Way Down" 

Lead Guitar on"Something We Used To Do"


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Finest Jam

During 2011 - 2012, Rich was the host of
San Antonio's Finest Open Jam

Bridge of Sighs:
A Tribute To Robin Trower

In addition to his band Zielin, Rich is the lead vocalist for the Austin-based Bridge of Sighs - A Tribute to Robin Trower


During 2007-2008, Rich was the lead guitarist for GrissomHill


Wasted Days (written by Russ Grissom & Scott Hill)

Mom & Dad (written by Russ Grissom & Scott Hill)

Wildflower Lane (written by Russ Grissom & Scott Hill)


During 2002-2006, Rich was the guitarist for the band Amplifyd (previously  known as Blennd).  In 2003, Blennd won the First Annual Original Music Battle of the Bands at Shade Tree Saloon & Grill
in Spring Branch, Texas. 

Warren Hammonds - Bass
Deon Clark - Vocals / Drums

Brothers (written by Warren Hammonds)

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