The stress level as a Circuit Judge assigned to the Criminal Division for a period of 30 years was thundering. There is simply no room for a mistake, not even a single one. Music is a joy, there is no stress, only the satisfaction of creating something out of nothing. Retiring early to do music was the single best decision I made in my life
Where do you find your inspiration? Are there artists who have influenced you?
I have had a life rich with experience full of amazing women and friends. I have also found time to enjoy many different pursuits, such as being a professional Boxing Judge (10 years), Army soldier, student with multiple degrees, teacher, trial lawyer, professional Blackjack Card Counter, and a highly rated Chess player. The people I have met along the way, as well as the experience forms the basis for my lyrics. Fortunately, there is still much to be said. Influences range from Van Morrison to Bob Dylan to John Mayer to Bobby Womack.
You also have a band "Fresh Air". How was the band formed and how would you describe your sound?
Presently, I sing lead for 2 totally distinct bands. "FRESH AIR" was formed primarily to record and perform my originals and consists of 3 very talented players, all in their 20s and of course, me. They are Alexander Mallet, Ricky Risquez and Miguel Cruz. The other band is "MAD RIC" consisting of older, more experienced players including Australian John Madric and Henry Laplume. In both bands, we try to play eclectic, electric rock 'n roll and occasionally succeed.
If you could play a show with any musician, alive or dead, who would you pick and why?
A toss up between George Gershwin, the greatest American song writer of all time and Louis Armstrong who invented all modern singing.
What are your plans for the future?
I would easily settle for 'More Of The Same' and hope to do exactly that. There is no destination in life, ONLY THE JOURNEY. RZ
buy the albums:
Why Zweig? - http://amzn.to/2hX7RyI
Footsteps - http://amzn.to/2iMXjmV
Running Out of Time - http://amzn.to/2iMXWwH