Woody Guthrie never backed down. With a guitar adorned with “this machine kills fascists,” an ideology rooted in much of his work, he often spun his lyrics through rebellious, well-measured intentions. He inspired generations of musicians to speak their mind in the face of any political institution.
Calling upon Guthrie’s daring, confrontational spirit, Zach Aaron’s third studio album Fill Dirt Wanted is an expertly crafted 12-piece depicting the sorrowful state of humanity. Throughout the last decade, while working various blue-collar jobs, including on several major oil rigs, Aaron tinkered around with music. Following two previous releases, including 2017’s Murder of Crows, he manages to unlock a startling storyboard of death, ghosts, and back-breaking pain.
Aaron, with the help of producer Giovanni Carnuccio and engineer Steve Boaz, swings a two-ton barbell.