Grammy-nominated Zak Walker to perform free concert

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Singer to share stories, songs with kids and families at library

Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Zak Morgan will bring his own brand of kid-friendly music to the Owen County Public Library July 23 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
There is no charge for admission.
Morgan was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1970. His sense of humor and penchant for wordplay are gifts passed down from his grandfather, George “Bud” Rooney. Listening to his grandfather invent yarns, limericks, and even new words had a profound effect on him.
Now, as a successful entertainer, Morgan has been compared to Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss because of his wit and child friendly sophistication.
Morgan began writing songs in high school. By 1991 he had released two singles that were played on over 2000 radio stations.
In 1992, his topical musical parodies were heard daily on Cincinnati’s most popular morning radio show. At that same time, he had many inspiring adventures, including the ascent of Mount Rainier and a transatlantic voyage with the Challenge America racing team.
After earning a B.A. in English from Kenyon College, Morgan worked at Paradise Guest Ranch in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.
In 1995, Morgan moved to New York City to work for Recorded Books, Inc., a leading publisher of audiobooks.
Morgan combined his humor, musical talents, and expertise in children’s literature and began writing the songs for his first CD, Bloom. His debut album was met nationally with rave reviews and many prestigious awards.
With its success, Morgan was launched into a full time career in family entertainment. June 1, 2003 marked the release of Morgan’s second CD, When Bullfrogs Croak. The CD was nominated for a Grammy, a rare feat for an independent release.
In 2007,  he released his first DVD, ZakLand, with Hollywood director and producer Jay Silverman.
In 2011, he released The Candy Machine, a concept album about temptation and the golden rule. The project was a collaboration with acclaimed bass guitarist David LaBruyere.
In February 2012, Zak signed a recording contract with myKaZoo Music/Universal Music Enterprises.
He released his fourth album, The Barber of the Beasts, on Oct, 30, 2012.