Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Interview with Zion Rock Godchaux from Boombox


BoomBox - photo by Norman Sands

March 18, 2008

Interview by Scott Preston

BoomBox is producer/DJ Russ Randolph and singer/songwriter/guitarist Zion Rock Godchaux. This pair of dynamic artists uses their rich musical history and their vision of music and popular culture to deliver a style of music distinctly different from anything heard or seen in music today. This signature sound and show brings live music to a new, elevated level.

BoomBox evolved through the common visualization of a pair of forward thinking artists from diverse musical backgrounds. Raised by supportive and musically inclined parents, both Godchaux and Randolph had an obsession with music at very young ages. Godchaux, who grew up with deeply embedded rock and roll roots, began playing drums at the age of two, and played guitar and wrote his own songs as a teen. During the 90s, Godchaux was a well-received touring DJ based out of the San Francisco area. Randolph began as a young drummer, but it’s what was happening behind the scenes that attracted him most. As much producers as they are musicians, its Randolph’s understanding of soundscape and Godchaux’s knack for songwriting that keeps BoomBox resonating at higher levels. (from

boombox, zion godchaux, russ randolphCincy Groove: How did you and Russ end up performing together?

Zion Godchaux: We met in Alabama when we were working on a record for The Heart of Gold Band called "At The Table" with my mom (Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay), my uncle and step dad. Russ was brought in as an engineer on the record. We obviously spent hours and hours in the studio working on this record. Finally it dawned on us that we could work pretty well together.

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