Ohio Valley native Joe Zelek has spent the last decade chasing down songs from Rust Belt dive bars to the streets of Music City.His formative years in Mt. Pleasant, OH were filled with baseball, garage bands, dirt bikes and country music.
Joe has appeared main stage at Jamboree In The Hills in Morristown, OH for over a decade where his song paying tribute to the legendary event became an anthem. His music has been heard in various television shows including Duck Dynasty and The Wahlburgers in addition to high school football coverage in major markets ranging from Fox Sports West to Orlando, FL and Green Bay, WI.
Several of his singles have received extensive regional radio spins including the rowdy live show favorite “Brought To You By Drinking,” and “Who You Gonna Run To,” a song that went on to receive airplay across the nation as it landed in the country radio charts.
Before launching his solo career, Zelek toured and recorded as a drummer with Atlantic Records’ The Gathering Field out of Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to songwriting, Joe is beginning to produce and develop other artists out of his growing Tangerine Moon 2 basement studio and enjoys taking the drumming gig when possible.