On April 7, 2016, Gregg Kirk of The Zen Engines was featured in Sound Profile Magazine, an online magazine based in Austin, TX, under the headline “Rocker’s Epic Battle With Lyme Disease Leads To Creation Of Ticked Off Foundation.”
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The article focuses on Kirk’s musical background, his ties with the Austin music scene, his journey through healing from Lyme disease, and his ultimate creation of a Lyme disease patient fund called the Ticked Off Foundation.
Other musical guests were Mike Love, authentic, roots-reggae from Oahu, Les Stroud from the “Survivorman” TV series, and Melissa Cox (lead singer of Mythica who sings Celtic World Folk Rock from New Zealand). The event raised money for Lyme disease patients in crisis through Kirk’s non-profit fund called the Ticked Off Foundation.
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The article focuses on The Zen Engines’ CD release “Everything” as well as Gregg Kirk’s creation of the Ticked Off Music Fest, a Lyme disease benefit concert series that he founded in 2012 that is picking up momentum this year.
The Zen Engines played at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles on March 28, 2015. The band was featured in a star-studded bill for the Ticked Off Music Fest Los Angeles show to benefit Inanna House and LymeDisease.org.
The Zen Engines officially released their second album, “Everything” on May 7, 2014. This CD and digital release is a follow-up to the band’s 2012 release “Obrigado.” The album is now available on the band’s Music page.
Singer and songwriter Gregg Kirk will be playing live acoustic versions of these songs at the Lyme in the South Music Fest in Jacksonville, FL on May 17, 2014. For more info about that event, go to www.LymeInTheSouth.com.
On April 23, 2014 Gregg Kirk from The Zen Engines was interviewed on Katina Makris’ Lyme Light Radio Show. On the show, Kirk discussed his brush with Lyme disease, resulting in a trip to Brazil to be healed by transmedium John of God and how the entire experience has influenced his songwriting for the band’s upcoming CD “Everything” which is due to be released next month.
A portion of a Zen Engines song was used as soundtrack music for the Season 1 episode of the National Geographic series “American Colony: Meet the Hutterites“ on the National Geo network. The episode is “Harvest Party Scandal“ that first aired in May of 2012. No further details are known by the band about how the song was chose for the show.
The Zen Engines played a set at the Ticked Off Music Fest, a Lyme disease benefit concert series that took place at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, DE on June 15, 2013. The event raised funds for the Ticked Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) and the Inanna House.
Rock music DJ Cyndy Drue has been on the air in Philadelphia radio and television since 1977. She has interviewed numerous rock stars including Bono, Mick Jagger and Slash. On May 4, 2013 she posted an interview she did with Gregg Kirk from The Zen Engines about the Ticked Off Music Fest.
Gregg Kirk was interviewed by Lanea Stagg on Thursday, April 18, 2013 on Lanea’s “Recipe Records Cookbook” show on BlogTalkRadio. The weekly internet radio program features music and food lovers alike with the motto: “Food for Thought, Food for the Soul, Food for the Love of Rock & Roll!”
Gregg talked about details of the upcoming kickoff event of the Ticked Off Music Fest that will take place Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, DE.
Founder Gregg Kirk and the rest of the organizing committee are happy to announce the official launch of the Ticked Off Music Fest, an East Coast concert series dedicated to the prevention, awareness and cure of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses that have become the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country.
The Zen Engines appear in the July 3, 2012 issue of The Norwalk Hour with an interview with Gregg Kirk. The Hour is the sole independent newspaper in Fairfield County, CT and the only daily newspaper devoted to Norwalk and its surrounding communities (Wilton, Weston, Westport and Stamford).
The Zen Engines appear in the June 14, 2012 issue of The Norwalk Daily Voice with an interview with Gregg Kirk. The daily online publication covers news and feature articles in the south western Connecticut region.
The Zen Engines appear in the May 2012 issue of The Sound Magazine with an interview with Gregg Kirk. The monthy publication covers music and culture in the Connecticut and New York regions.