Zero releases new album, "Naught Again"

Article Contributed by Dennis McNally | Published on Friday, May 20, 2022

Zero, one of the creators of improvisational jam band music and a band that became a San Francisco musical institution, is pleased to release a new live double album, Naught Again. It is a super-high-fidelity recording of previously unreleased tracks from an epic three-night-run at the Great American Music Hall in 1992. 

Music by guitarist Steve Kimock and drummer Greg Anton, with lyrics by Robert Hunter; it’s Zero music at its best with masterful playing by an all-star cast: Nicky Hopkins (Rolling Stones), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), John Kahn (Jerry Garcia Band), Bobby Vega, Pete Sears, Martin Fierro, Liam Hanrahan, Judge Murphy, with spoken-word prologues and epilogues by Robert Hunter himself.

On top of sublime performances from all on hand, what makes it remarkable is how stunningly good it sounds—the combination of recording by Dan Healy (creator of The Grateful Dead’s live concert sound), with the magical mixing of Brian Risner (Weather Report), has resulted in a truly pristine live record.

Digital and Double-CD versions are available now at

A Double Vinyl edition will be out October 14, the thirtieth anniversary of the Chance in a Million sessions that produced this album.

And here’s a short video trailer for the release: