With a voice that evokes the smoothness of Chris Stapleton and the soul of Otis Redding, Michael Zaib blends country, folk and blues into a new country sound that grips. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana and raised just north of Atlanta, Georgia, the singer-songwriter has been quietly roaring for years off America’s “Main Streets and Byways,” the name of his highly-anticipated studio album dropping 2019. A tale of love, family, and the roads of independent music, this five-song collection packs stories, hard truths, and powerful vocals into an intimate listening experience, an invitation of sorts to join a singer-songwriter in the passenger seat of an empty car where for a long time he has been “Traveling Alone,” the Jason Isbell song he covers on his album alongside four of his latest country originals.

Also a former top 100 contestant on NBC’s The Voice, Michael Zaib tours regularly across the Untied States and Australia performing more than one-hundred fifty shows a year in Atlanta, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, Canberra, and Sydney. In 2018 he released “Michael Zaib”—his newly repackaged album combining his 2017 "31" with his debut EP featuring hit singles "The Wind" and "MaMa Said.” If you ask his loyal fans to describe his music, they often will tell you that his smooth soulful voice is matched only by his honest lyrics.

They didn’t realize it then, but when Mom and Dad gave me that old Washburn guitar at fourteen, they were handing me the strings to my future.
— Michael Zaib