By age 18, Denver native Zach Heckendorf signed his first record deal, released his first album, played Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre and shared stages with Rodrigo y Gabriela, John Butler Trio, Brett Dennen, The Lumineers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Guster, and One Republic. That was then. Now 22 and on his own two feet touring the country, Heckendorf has further developed his craft, combining his bread and butter of fluid songwriting and strong musicianship with a deep passion for contagious hiphop rhythms. Heckendorf has an undeniable ability to energize a room, establishing a unique relationship with his audience. Now with a full band, his dynamic range extends beyond acoustic common ground and into a satisfyingly thorough and raucous sound. Heckendorf is performing behind the release of his latest fulllength album, Speed Checked By Aircraft.