Anthony D’ Amato is a singer-songwriter who writes simply constructed, autobiographical stories. D’ Amato grew up in New Jersey and went to college at Princeton where he developed an independent study on songwriting with Paul Muldoon. 2014’s release, “The Shipwreck from the Shore” was “recorded with members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, and Josh Ritter’s band, and marks his New West Records debut. [The record] has earned praise from NPR, The New York Times, SPIN and Billboard for its heavy-hearted folk and electric streaks of rock and roll. Veering away from the homemade DIY production style that marked his early work, D’Amato relocated to producer Sam Kassirer’s Great North Sound Society, an 18th-century farmhouse-turned-studio in rural Maine, to cut the album raw and fast in just eleven days.
D’Amato first came to national attention with 2010’s Down Wires, which he recorded with a single microphone in his college bedroom and NPR dubbed “a modern folk gem”. He followed it up with another home recording, Paper Back Bones, which BBC Scotland named one of the Best Americana Albums of 2012. Dates in the US and Europe with Josh Ritter, Rhett Miller, Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller, Alejandro Escovedo, Mary Gauthier, Joe Pug, Gretchen Peters, Shawn Colvin, and more ensued, in addition to performances at the iconic Newport Folk Festival and Glasgow’s Celtic Connections.”
Check him out on tour dates with indie darlings Bleachers and Twin Peaks.