Heckendorf is a modern troubadour. His unique blend of acoustic driven folk-rock has won him a national audience of increasing size. Making use of all his musical influences, he incorporates elements (sometimes overtly, sometimes subtly) of R&B, Bossa Nova, Hip-Hop, Blues, and Electronic music. Like most musicians, Zach would be hard pressed to place his music within a specific genre. Songs like "Cigarettes" and "You Left Your Purse At My House" might fall into a Pop-R&B category whereas others such as "The Harvest" and "The Garden" might be classified strictly as folk. His latest work is "Meditations in D", a patient six song EP would most likely fall under the latter.