The Rightly So is a nationally touring, award winning acoustic Americana/folk duo from Buffalo, NY.

There’s music and then there’s music; sounds that make your day better, soundtracks that turn to life changing records and the artists that make those soundtracks, are the epitome of vulnerable beauty. The Rightly So, are the definitive of that greatness; and their latest self-titled release proves it instantly.

- Emily Hinde, No Depression Magazine



Listen to The Rightly So's debut, self-titled album.

Live Video

"Blackberry Brandy" - Live in The Music Room.


Born in the heart of the Buffalo rust belt, The Rightly So brings a vibrant energy to Americana music. The young acoustic duo is comprised of esteemed guitarist and performer Gregory Zeis, and award-winning singer/songwriter Jess Chizuk. Together, their performances have the best of both worlds; vibrant energy and chemistry without losing any musical integrity. It's relatable acoustic music carried by perfectly blended harmonies that can only come from voices that were made to perform together.

Their self-titled debut album is available in July of 2017, combining new renditions of old songs from past projects, and plenty of brand new collaboration pieces that make it evident that The Rightly So is at their best when they are together.



"Vandura almost feels like therapy for the band, as they contemplate everything they’ve experienced, weigh out the good and the bad, before realising how much they love what they do. You can almost taste the open road at times as the imagery sets in, with both Jess and Greg’s vocals working well on their own or during the instances where they harmonise. The record is a pleasure to listen to with its strong melodies and structures making it impossible not to let the Americana/folk sound overtake you."

-- Jamie Parmenter, The Vinyl Chapters

"The Rightly So have it going on! “Blackberry Brandy” and “Crash This Car” are worth the price of admission. And really, there isn’t a mediocre song on the album, which is full of good melodies and superb vocal harmonies."

-- Randy Radic, The Huffington Post



  • Best Original Solo Act, 2015 Buffalo Music Awards (Jess)

  • Best New Band/Artist, 2014 All WNY Music Awards (Greg)

  • Featured Artist & Live Performance on 107.7FM, Buffalo, NY (2017)

  • 1st Place in the Folk Category at the 2015 Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival Songwriting Competition

  • Over 200 regional & national shows performed together

Past Venues

Phone: 716-880-0458