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Sing Me Back Home

Sing Me Back Home

by Zach Top and Michael Kilbey

Zach Top and Michael Kilbey perform a tribute to Merle Haggard during North Country’s Saturday evening show at Bluegrass From the Forest 2016

Merle Haggard’s “Sing Me Back Home” cover by Zach Top.

Video by Jackson Linder

Zach Top was born and raised on a farm in eastern Washington, growing up with dreams of being the next George Strait. He has been singing since before he could talk and started playing the guitar before he turned five.
By the time Zach turned seven, he and his three siblings formed a family bluegrass band called Topstring. For ten years, the group played a regular circuit of festivals and grange halls around the pacific northwest, opening for acts like Cedar Hill, James King, and Balsam Range.

Zach moved to Boulder, CO when he turned 18 but joined the Seattle-based band North Country shortly after. He has traveled back and forth for the past 3 years to play all over the states with North Country, and to help create the band’s second record, Lonely Tonight, in 2017.

Zach further busied his musical life when he also joined the band Modern Tradition and with them won the SPBGMA International Band Competition in 2017. Modern Tradition has also made appearances on various stages at IBMA for the last couple of years. This momentum led Zach to an endorsement deal with Preston Thompson guitars, and he is the proud and grateful owner of a Thompson D-MA.

Zach currently makes his home just outside of Denver, Colorado, working in construction and further pursuing his musical passion and aspirations to make music for a living.

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