Bary Zito – No Secrets Review
Written by: Haley Chioccariello
Former MLB pitcher turned singer-songwriter, Barry Zito, released his debut EP, “No Secrets” on January 27. He played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics and the San Fransico Giants. While on the road in the minor leagues in his early 20’s, Zito began playing guitar and writing songs. After retiring from his pitching career in 2015, he followed his lifelong dream of pursuing a music career.
“No Secrets” is an eclectic E.P. featuring 6 songs produced by Justin Tocket. Zito co-wrote all of the songs with some of Nashville’s top writers, with the exception of “Home” which he penned himself. Home is a heartfelt story about trying to find a sense of home no matter where you are. Zito conveys his message through soft, honest vocals accompanied by jazz inspired acoustic guitar chords and riffs.
The first song off of the E.P. “Secret to Life” possesses a light country feel, dawning steel guitar in the background of Zito’s heavenly vocals. As the opening tune, it sticks to one of the albums main themes; always staying true to yourself.
Barry Zito’s debut E.P. “No Secrets” mixes genuine lyrics about everyday life with modern country sounds and jazz inspired roots that will inspire listeners of all ages.