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

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC - New album “Vandura” Out Now

"Blackberry Brandy" - Live in The Music Room.


Born in the heart of the Buffalo rust belt but refined on the back roads of America, The Rightly So brings a vibrant energy to Americana music. The acoustic duo, comprised of Greg Zeis & Jess Chizuk, have taken their modern folk music on the road for the last two years, living and touring out of their homemade RV full-time. Together, their performances have energy and chemistry without losing any musical integrity. It's relatable melodies carried by perfectly blended harmonies that can only come from voices that were made to perform together.

Their sophomore album “Vandura” is set for release in September 2019, and this full-production work highlights the effect that life on the road has had on this young duo - from the vocals to the guitar work to the songwriting, it just keeps getting better.



"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


"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

"I’m not much for mentioning awards because I prefer to look at the music and not be swayed by the trophies, but these two deserve the myriad accolades they received, separately and together. On their own, Chizuk and Zeis have accomplished a lot. As a duo, they are unstoppable."

-- Steven Chow, Scallywag Magazine


  • 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



Phone: 716-880-0458