Vinicio Capossela

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Vinicio Capossela

Vinicio Capossela (born 14 December 1965) is an Italian singer-songwriter. His style is strongly influenced by US singer and songwriter Tom Waits (Capossela repeatedly recorded his songs with the help of Waits' guitarist, Marc Ribot), though it also draws from the traditions of Italian folk music (especially those of Irpinia, the part of Campania where his family moved from in the 1950s). Capossela's lyrics are highly original and are often inspired by literary sources such as John Fante, Geoffrey Chaucer, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and others.

Capossela was born in Hannover (Germany) from Italian parents, and moved very early to Emilia Romagna. He has been living in Milan since 1987.

Discography[edit]

  • All'una e trentacinque circa - 1990
  • Modì - 1991
  • Camera a sud - 1994
  • Il ballo di San Vito - 1996
  • Liveinvolvo - 1998 - (Live Album)
  • Canzoni a manovella - 2000
  • L'indispensabile - 2003
  • Ovunque proteggi - 2006
  • Nel niente sotto il sole - Grand tour 2006 - 2007 - (Live Album)
  • Da solo - 2008 - (ITA Platinum 90,000+)
  • Solo Show Alive - 2009 - (Live Album)
  • The Story-Faced Man - 2010
  • La nave sta arrivando - 2011 - (EP)
  • Marinai, profeti e balene - 2011
  • Rebetiko Gymnastas - 2012

Bibliography[edit]

Books by Vinicio Capossela[edit]

Books about Vinicio Capossela[edit]

  • Elisabetta Cucco, Vinicio Capossela. Rabdomante senza requie, ISBN 88-86784-31-7, Auditorium, Milan (2005)
  • Vincenzo Mollica, Niente canzoni d'amore + DVD Parole e canzoni, ISBN 88-06-18668-X, Einaudi, Turin (2006)
  • Massimo Padalino, Il ballo di San Vinicio, ISBN 978-88-6231-083-3, Arcana (2009)

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