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April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$20 – $25

 Ticket Options

General Admission • $20 Advance / $25 Door

Student • $15


Since bursting on to the midwestern music scene with the band High and Lonesome in 1992,
David Zollo has had a busy career. Along with constant touring, in the U.S and Europe, with
High and Lonesome (1992-1998;) and his current band, The Body Electric (1998-present) Zollo
has recorded 7 releases of his own material, including the most recent, “For Hire.” The current
iteration of the band is his longest running, all four members playing together for a decade or
more. It consists of Brian Cooper (drums, percussion,) Ryan Bernemann (bass guitar, harmony
vocals,) and Randall Davis (electric, acoustic, and pedal steel guitars,” all of whom are some of
the most in-demand musicians in the state of Iowa.

In addition, he founded and operated the seminal, Iowa-based, roots music label, Trailer
Records (Bo Ramsey; Joe and Vicki Price; Greg Brown; The Pines; Brother Trucker; Kelly
Parkeooper; Pieta Brown, as well as his own work, and that of others, from 1994-2006;) played
keyboards and sang harmonies on many records by Nashville folk singer Todd Snider; fellow
Iowan William Elliot Whitmore, and Greg Brown, amongst many other artists; and worked as a
producer (The Pines; Brother Trucker; Kelly Pardekooper.) In 2017, he also formed a new band
with Whitmore, guitarists Stephen Howard and Steve Doyle, and Body Electric drummer Brian
Cooper, called Middle Western. Their debut release, When Your Demons Are Under Ground And
You’ve Got To Dig Them Up. was recorded at Lone Tree, Iowa’s Flat Black Studios, with Luke
Tweedy, and was released in 2018. They are currently working on their second record, which
should be available in 2023.

In 2017, David was asked to lead a delegation lobbying Senator Charles Grassley on behalf of
the Allocation for Music Producers (AMP) Act. Introduced as House Resolution 881, it required a
corresponding bill in the U.S. Senate. Accompanied by Daryl Friedman, from the RIAA, and
children’s songwriter Justin Roberts, Zollo invited his friend, and Des Moines-based
entertainment attorney, Brandon Clark, and the group met with Senator Grassley at a town hall
meeting in Bloomfield, Ia. Since the only way they could get the meeting with the Senator was to
have some of his constituents from Iowa there to speak, Zollo and Clark were the main drivers
in what turned out to be a very successful visit. Grassley not only supported the bill, but he
ended up co-sponsoring the Senate version, and in early 2018, the joint bill was passed as the
Music Modernization Act. The meeting was such a success, that David Zollo has been asked to
lobby Senator Grassley again, in 2020, and US Representative Ashely Hinson, also in 2020, for
consideration of various topics of interest to the RIAA.


All tickets are non-refundable, excepting the official cancellation of a performance for which there is no rescheduled date by The James Theater, in which case funds will be credited back to the account of purchase.

Tickets may be exchanged only in the circumstance of a multi-showing run, in which case tickets may be exchanged between same or lower-priced showings, seat availability permitting.

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April 26
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $25
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The James Theater
213 N Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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