“I grew up listening to the Blues.  It all started at the junk yard behind a torch and under the sun.”

“I grew up listening to the Blues.  It all started at the junk yard behind a torch and under the sun.”

Story

Born and raised in Victoria, Texas, Elijah Zane grew up listening to his father's Beatles and Rolling Stones records. He and his brother Steven worked at the family's junk yard listening to Blues and Rock on 106.9 "The Rock" while cutting huge generators with torches under the Texas heat in the summers. In his high school years Elijah found himself immersed in music while playing guitar at church and with friends in garage bands.

During this era his only Blues or musical education came from a few Blues riffs his father taught him and through church hymns from his mentors in the choir and Victoria Blues player, Eric Gonzalez. Within a year of starting to learn how to play he created his first band with Eric Gonzales, Erin Gonzales and Jonas Wilson, another high-school bud, called Jonas Wilson and the Whalers. A few months later Elijah Zane started his own band called "Lift" with neighbor friend Rob Schaefer on drums and church bass player Don Kubenka on bass. Lift played Blues and Rock originals in addition to songs by artists who influenced his craft such as Van Morrison, Ian Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Black Crowes, Jimi Hendrix, Chris Duarte and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Elijah Zane then moved to San Antonio, Texas to pursue his education in Communications and Business at the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas. During his educational career Elijah performed throughout San Antonio at various venues including Sunset Station, The Quarry Market, Floore's Country Store and more. He has opened up for Roger Creager, Ian Moore, Chris Duarte, Vallejo and other various Texas artists.

After graduating from college Elijah Zane moved to Austin, Texas where he performs the Blues at various venues such as Skylark Lounge, Antone's, Craft Pride and Saxon Pub.

Elijah Zane's Gear

Elijah Zane plays a number of hand-made boutique guitar pedals mostly made in the USA and some in the UK.  He also plays through Made in the USA vintage and custom modified Fender guitar amplifiers as well as custom-made and rare electric guitars which include some made by Fender, G&L, and Teye Guitars.  

Elijah Zane plays a number of hand-made boutique guitar pedals mostly made in the USA and some in the UK.  He also plays through Made in the USA vintage and custom modified Fender guitar amplifiers as well as custom-made and rare electric guitars which include some made by Fender, G&L, and Teye Guitars.  

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