A musical star on the rise
Performing Arts, Sound & Music
People who have heard Luca Zumwalt (formerly Ace Evergreen) sing tend to describe her as an old soul. She picked up her first uke at 8 and she’s been quietly and earnestly crafting a unique musical identity ever since – shaped in one part by her own tremendous gifts and in another by an eclectic playlist of indie artists from Radiohead to Florence & the Machine, Girl in Red to Weezer. Fast forward another few years and Luca has swapped the uke for a guitar, comes armed with a truckload of vocal skill and charm and writes songs pulled from places you wouldn’t think a 12-year-old capable of going. Songs about existential dread, immortality, death, life, love. This is quintessential Luca Zumwalt: a sensitive and small soul living an inconceivable conundrum just trying to make sense of it all through song.
Photographs: Rachael Brady, Chris Cannell, Inertia Photography.