Outpost In The Burbs is proud to present this show as part of our New Voices Series
“D’Amato sings and writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter.” - NPR
"Folk music raised on New Jersey grit with a playful, progressive sonic palette." - RollingStone.com
Produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) and recorded with contributions from an Omaha all-star team including Conor Oberst and members of Bright Eyes, The Faint, and Cursive, 'Cold Snap' is Anthony D'Amato's most ambitious record yet. Rolling Stone hailed it as "folk music raised on New Jersey grit" and named D'Amato an Artist You Need To Know, while Newsweek called his songwriting "smartly sweet."
The record follows D'Amato's 2014 New West debut, 'The Shipwreck From The Shore,' which was inspired in part by his time studying with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon and earned raves on both sides of the pond, with NPR lauding that "he writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter" and Uncut proclaiming that his songwriting "echoes with early Bob Dylan." Songs from the record collectively cracked more than five million plays on Spotify and turned up on the hit series Nashville.
D'Amato's latest release is a charity collection titled 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' The stripped-down EP reimagines unexpected tracks that have taken on new political weight in the modern era (from Woody Guthrie to Mr. Rogers) with all profits going tobenefit The International Rescue Committee's refugee aid work around the world.
Opening for this show is Lily Vakili
Montclair local, Lily Vakili, writes songs about (among other things) vintage guitars, the occasional lothario and going wide open. Playing solo, as a duo and with the fabulous Lily Vakili Band, for the past year Lily’s been touring in support of her second album, Meadowlands –produced by Jim Mastro (Ian Hunter & the Rant Band; producer credits include Karyn Kuhl and Jill Sobule) and dedicated to “every soul wandering the highways, back alleys and watery meadows of the great State of New Jersey”. With a voice sometimes driven, sometimes dreamy, these are songs that talk to you - up close - about hope, desire and the mysteries of love.
At Outpost in the Burb’s season opener, Lily will be accompanied by guitarist Jon Glover.