Hear here: A local symphony

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2013



WHO | Eddie Zack, Cousin Richie (Richard), Babs (Mercedes), Maril (Marilyn)

BIO | Forming a family-based, Armenian-American country music band in Rhode Island isn't the most traditional formula for music success. But that didn't stop Eddie (born Edward Zackarian) and company from conquering the local airwaves. For decades Zack and the Hayloft Jamboree were a multimedia institution in the Ocean State, broadcasting their gentle brand of rockabilly during countless TV and radio specials. They were also tireless producers of studio albums for Columbia and Decca Records. One of the secrets of their success? "The strongest thing we drink is coffee," Zack reportedly once said. We raise our java mugs to salute you, Eddie.

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