I Just Discovered My New Favorite Wyoming Rock Band
Maybe I'm behind the times in the music scene in the Cowboy State, but before following the sound of guitars through the streets of Rock Springs this Friday Night, I had never heard of the hard rock band from right here in Wyoming known as ZamTrip. But now, this band's repertoire will feature heavily on my spotify playlists.
On Friday night, I was in Rock Springs with a few of my teammates on our way to a roller derby game in Odgen, Utah over the weekend. As we stopped downtown to see a friend just finishing up a concert, we heard the distinct sounds of another band playing from across the quiet buildings in Downtown Rock Springs.
We followed the sounds to an outdoor concert happening, with a trailer serving as the stage on the blocked off street between the mason lodge and the eagles lodge. The event, the First Annual Eagles Hot August Night Street Dance, is the first of its kind to be put on by the Eagles Lodge in Rock Springs. We arrived shortly before Free Resonance, the other fabulous band playing that night was finishing their set filled with jaw-dropping originals and old-favorite alternative covers.
ZamTrip shocked out group with the very first song, where the vocalist's striking vocal similarity to many of our favorite female rock icons blew us away. "Pull out your phones and like ZamTrip on Facebook," She said in between songs, and I obeyed. I'm so glad I did.
The band ZamTrip has been active in the Wyoming music scene with a lineup made up of three brothers, Kyle, Cory, and Cody Zampedri, as well as their lead vocalist Samantha Newman who rounds out the band perfectly. They have opened for some big name acts, including Halestorm and Saving Abel. Their most played song on Spotify has a fantastic music video you can see below.
Next up, you can catch ZamTrip playing in Sheridan on August 30, then in Casper on August 31, and finally, opening for Saliva in Bar Nunn (Yes, that Saliva) on October 6.