The Zinc Kings

A Piedmont Old Time Band

We're an old time band from the middle of the North Carolina Piedmont. The Piedmont has been a cultural crossroads for hundreds of years, and the music shows those influences. Some folks call us a Bluegrass band, others know us for our blues, or for our kickin' fiddle tunes. It's all from right here, and we're proud to keep the traditions alive, no matter what people call it.

The Band

Zinc Kings is an Old Time band based out of Greensboro, NC. We met in college at UNCG in 2008. We played in a class called the Old Time Ensemble, led by Revell Carr. In 2010 we formed The Zinc Kings to keep ourselves out of trouble. It didn't work.

We are:
  • Christen Blanton Mack; fiddle, banjo
  • Dan Clouse; banjo, washboard, tuba
  • Mark Dillon; guitar, banjo
  • Ryan Mack; bass, ukulele, bad jokes

The Story

We came from all over and settled right here: just like a lot of the tunes we play. We play music festivals, concerts, community events, even weddings. The music of the Carolina Piedmont is our focus. It's a living tradition, and we're happy to share it with our fans.

We recently finished recording our latest album, "Piedmont" with direction from Tony Artimisi and art from Michael Ananian. Again, we are hugely endebted to our fans and supporters for keeping our projects going. Head on over to Kickstarter to check it out, donate, get some swag, and stay in the loop.



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We can be reached at TheZincKings at gmail, or messaged through our Facebook account.