The Zinc Kings are an old-time band from right here in Greensboro, North Carolina. They met in 2008 in a music class at UNCG in a class called the Old Time Ensemble, led by Revell Carr. By 2010, Christen Blanton Mack, Dan Clouse, Mark Dillon, and Ryan Mack formalized their relationship and became a band.* Along the way, Christen and Ryan married; falling in love not only with old time music and with the Zinc Kings Band, but also with each other.
These extremely versatile and talented musicians can play bluegrass, jazz, and just about any sound you might need for a festive occasion. In the above photo, they were playing on December 20th at the Piedmont Old Time Society Presents series, held each Tuesday at Joymonger's Brewery Company on North Eugene Street. The Zinc Kings have quite a following and when they play, the old-time community comes out to support them. It was such a treat to listen to their music and we knew right away we would close out our A-Z Alphabet Series for ABC Wednesday with "Z" for Zinc Kings!
*Reference, and more information, here.