Anthony D'Amato

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Anthony D'Amato
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Anthony D'Amato at Brooklyn Bowl, January 2016
Background information
Born (1987-11-27) November 27, 1987 (age 31)
Blairstown, New Jersey, United States
GenresIndie folk, rock, americana
Occupation(s)Songwriter, singer, musician
Years active2010 - present
LabelsNew West Records
WebsiteOfficial website

Anthony D'Amato is an American songwriter and singer and or a famous medal of honor winner signed to New West Records.[1] His latest album is 2016's 'Cold Snap,' produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) and featuring performances by Conor Oberst and members of Bright Eyes, The Faint, and Cursive.[2]

Biography[edit]

D'Amato grew up in Blairstown, New Jersey, and attended college at Princeton University, where he recorded his first album 'Down Wires' in a dormitory during his senior year.[3] He released the record independently in 2010, catching the attention of NPR, which called his song "My Father's Son" a "modern folk gem,"[4] and the World Cafe, which featured him in their emerging artist series "Next."[5] D'Amato followed it up with another home recording, 'Paper Back Bones,' which made BBC Scotland's Best Americana Albums of 2012,[6] and was described by host Ricky Ross as "one of [our] favourites of all time."[7]

In 2014, D'Amato released his New West Records debut, 'The Shipwreck From The Shore,' which was inspired in part by his time studying with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon[8] and earned widespread critical acclaim, with NPR noting that "he writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter"[9] and USA Today saying it "strikes every right note."[10] The album was recorded with producer Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim) at The Great North Sound Society in Maine with members of Bon Iver and Megafaun.[11] Songs from the record collectively cracked more than three million plays on Spotify[12] and turned up on the ABC series Nashville,[13] while the album earned additional praise everywhere from the New York Times[14] and WSJ[15] to NY Mag[16] and Billboard.[17]

D'Amato returned in 2016 with 'Cold Snap,' recorded in Omaha, NE, with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) and featuring performances by Conor Oberst and members of Bright Eyes, The Faint, and Cursive.[2] RollingStone.com named him an "Artist You Need To Know",[18] and D'Amato made his national TV debut on CBS This Morning.[19]

Discography[edit]

  • Down Wires (2010)
  • Paper Back Bones (2012)
  • The Shipwreck From The Shore (Sept 2, 2014)
  • Cold Snap (June 17, 2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brandle, Lars. "Anthony D'Amato Signs With New West, Drops 'Ludlow': Exclusive Video Premiere". Billboard. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b Young, Alex (2016-04-08). "Anthony D'Amato announces new album, Cold Snap, shares "Rain On A Strange Roof" — listen". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  3. ^ Gorce, Tammy La (2011-01-21). "For Anthony D'Amato's Music, Help From a Pulitzer Winner". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  4. ^ 11:05 AM ET (2011-01-19). "Anthony D'Amato: Warm And Magnetic". NPR. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  5. ^ 3:30 PM ET (2011-07-18). "Anthony D'Amato On 'World Cafe: Next' : World Cafe". NPR. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  6. ^ 22:05 (2012-12-16). "BBC Radio Scotland - Another Country with Ricky Ross, The best Americana and alt-country music of 2012". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  7. ^ Authorricky (2014-01-30). "True Believers – Ricky's Radio Blog". Rickyross.com. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  8. ^ 7:30 AM ET (2014-08-30). "Anthony D'Amato: A Songsmith Schooled By A Master Poet". NPR. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  9. ^ Bob Boilen Twitter Instagram. "Anthony D'Amato: Tiny Desk Concert". NPR. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  10. ^ "The Week in Music: Jenny Lewis, Woody Guthrie, more recs". Usatoday.com. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  11. ^ Marshall, Alli (2015-10-31). "5 questions with Anthony D'Amato | Mountain Xpress". Mountainx.com. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  12. ^ "Anthony D'Amato on Spotify". Open.spotify.com. 1987-11-27. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  13. ^ ""Cold Comfort" Featured on ABC's Nashville — Anthony D'Amato". Anthonydamatomusic.com. 2016-12-03. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  14. ^ "NY Times Premieres 'The Shipwreck From The Shore'". New West Records. 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  15. ^ Hollander, Sophia (2014-08-30). "Young Musician Studies Art of Telling Stories Through Songs". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  16. ^ "NYMAG's Approval Matrix". New West Records. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  17. ^ [1][dead link]
  18. ^ Reed, James (2016-07-01). "Anthony D'Amato | 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: July 2016". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-07-21.
  19. ^ "Anthony D'Amato performs "Rain On A Strange Roof" - Videos". CBS News. 2016-06-18. Retrieved 2017-07-21.

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