Band: Zachary Thomas Diedrich
Date: Thursday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m.
Venue: Flora-Bama, 17401 Perdido Key Drive (Orange Beach), www.florabama.com
Tickets: $5 at the door

When it comes to the Gulf Coast, August is the most infamous month of the year. The excruciating heat August brings sends many running for the Gulf of Mexico to cool down with a Flora-Bama bushwacker and the venue’s seemingly endless lineup of live music. This Thursday, Zachary Thomas Diedrich will usher in a beautiful sunset with a setlist of homegrown outlaw country.

Over the years, Diedrich has become one of the local country scene’s busiest singer-songwriters. When he is not performing locally, Diedrich has a hectic tour schedule helping him win over new fans in locales beyond the Gulf Coast.

With an acoustic worn by experience in hand, Diedrich conjures the icons of classic country in his songs. This singer-songwriter uses tunes such as “Jesus Shoes” to raise hell with the best of them. Diedrich is also an impressive backwoods balladeer. The title track to his album “Kept in the Dark” is a poetic country anthem filled with his passion for his art.