Marty Zundel….Singer, Songwriter, Multi instrumentalist….
I began playing guitar and singing in bands in high school and college in the early 70’s, developing an interest in the country rock music being performed by the Byrds , the Burrito Brothers, Pure Prairie League and others. Returning to Pittsburgh, I was doing acoustic versions of this music solo and in duos until 1978. As so often happens, at that time “life got in the way” and music took a back seat to work and family. So it was that I never stopped playing totally, but only casually with friends as opportunities came along.
Fast forward to 2008…..my interest in playing was revived when an opportunity presented itself to do a workshop with Chris Hillman (again Byrds , Burritos, Desert Rose Band) who had always been a great inspiration musically. Chris got me started playing mandolin and writing songs again. Since then I have been writing, performing and recording.
As a solo artist my music ranges from straight country to old time and bluegrass to “Americana”( which I suppose somebody out there knows what that is) and is influenced mostly by West Coast and Texas country. I have been fortunate to have met and learned from some very gifted songwriters and players along the way.
I do some work with other acoustic artists and some bands, currently playing bass, guitar and singing with Westmoreland County oldies favorite “Revival”.
The current new project is the BuddyGaleBand playing country rock originals and covers of our favorites.
I have contributed original music for the Pittsburgh Songwriters Circle CD project and am active in the Nashville songwriters group here (NSAI).
I play solo shows, festivals and fair dates throughout the year both locally and on the road.
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Greensburg Summer Sounds preshow for Missy Raines and the New Hip
Greensburg Summer Sounds preshow for The Steeldrivers
Upper St. Clair Fall Fesitval Boyce Mayview Park
St. John Latrobe Summer Festival
St. Mary Export Summer Festival
Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival
Featured Artist Pittsburgh Songwriter Circle