Indie/Country/Western (Florence, Ky.)
Led by multi-instrumentalist and composer Zachary J. Mechlem (a veteran of Cincinnati’s Modern Rock scene), Mack West makes dusty, dusky, cinematic music of the Morricone sort, conjuring images of the beauty and mystery (and the emotions they elicit) of the Southwestern U.S. Mechlem’s instrumental work has been used commercially by NBC Sports and other big shots and Mack West has gotten in on the action as well now, with the History Channel’s American Pickers utilizing some of its music. A new Mack West album is due any day now.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Red rock formations, tumbleweeds and spaghetti westerns. (Mike Breen, CityBeat)