Shows

May
28
New York, NY City Winery
Tickets
May
30
Pottstown, PA Sly Fox Brewery
Tickets
Jun
05
Seaside Heights, NJ Gentlmen Of The Road Stopover
Tickets
Jun
10
Denton, TX Dan's Silver Leaf
Tickets
Jun
11
Fayetteville, AR Gulley Park
Jun
16
Exton, PA Eagleview Town Center
Jun
17
Ashland, VA Ashland Coffee & Tea
Jun
18
Charlotte, NC U.S. National Whitewater Center
Jun
19
Gatlinburg, TN Sugarlands Distilling Company
Back Porch Concert Series
Jun
20
Knoxville, TN Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria
Tickets
Jun
21
Nashville, TN 3rd and Lindsley
Tickets
Jul
14
Rockford, IL Anderson Japanese Gardens
Tuesday Evening In The Garden
Tickets
Aug
15
Boalsburg, PA State College Brew Expo
Tickets
Sep
18
Nashville, TN Americana Festival
Tickets

News

Dates w/ Mumford & Sons, Band of Heathens & more

Posted: May 12, 2015

Thrilled to announce I've been invited to join Mumford & Sons at their Gentlemen of the Road Stopover show in Seaside Heights, NJ, June 5 along with Alabama Shakes, Jenny Lewis, The Flaming Lips, Dawes, and more! The show kicks off a month of full-band dates that'll bring me to Texas with Band of Heathens and Nashville with Sister Sparrow, with a whole slew of headlining shows in between. But first I'll be wrapping up the current west coast tour and joining Marshall Crenshaw for a special show back home in New York. Tickets for all shows on sale now (see Shows page).

May 12 - Berkeley, CA - Freight & Salvage #
May 13 - San Francisco, CA - Private Event #
May 15 - Santa Monica, CA - McCabe's #
May 16 - San Diego, CA - Lestat's
May 28 - New York, NY - City Winery &
May 30 - Pottstown, PA - Sly Fox Brewery
June 5 - Seaside Heights, NJ - Gentlemen of the Road Stopover %
June 10 - Denton, TX - Dan's Silver Leaf @
June 11 - Fayetteville, AR - Gulley Park
June 16 - Exton, PA @ Eaglevile Town Center
June 17 - Ashland, VA - Ashland Coffee & Tea
June 18 - Charlotte, NC - US National Whitewater Center
June 19 - Gatlinburg, TN - Sugarlands Distilling Co
June 20 - Knoxville, TN - Barley's Taproom
June 21 - Nashville, TN - 3rd and Lindsley +

# w/ Liz Longley
& w/ Marshall Crenshaw
% w/ Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, and more
@ w/ Band of Heathens
+ w/ Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

Audiotree Session

Posted: Apr 30, 2015

I visited the good folks at Audiotree in Chicago to film an exclusive acoustic performance in their studio. Check out the gorgeous footage and download the whole session here: http://audiotree.tv/session/anthony-damato/

Village Voice Essay on NYC, Lenny Kaye, and Marah

Posted: Apr 21, 2015

The Village Voice asked me to pen a short essay about an interesting New York day I had recently, which culminated with me being briefly on-stage with Marah and Lenny Kaye (of the Patti Smith Group) at The Bowery Electric. It was a nice chance to reflect on how grateful I am for so much, and why this city is so special. Hope you enjoy: http://bit.ly/1Dd9CbO

Bleachers, Twin Peaks, Audiotree dates & more

Posted: Apr 14, 2015

Greetings from Chicago, where I'm backstage at WGN preparing to play a few songs live on TV this afternoon to preview tonight's show at SPACE with the incredible Chuck Prophet. If you can't make the show, I'll be performing live at the Audiotree studio this afternoon at 3:30pm Central, and you can tune in live here: http://www.audiotree.tv.

I'm also very excited to announce new April shows coming up with Bleachers (Jack Antonoff from fun.) and Twin Peaks, so check the tour page for more details.

And lastly, I'm honored to have won NYC Artist of the Year honors from the Tri State Indie! They're doing great stuff to support independent music, so I'd like to send a great big thank you out to everyone at the TSI and elsewhere who nominated and voted for me. See you on the road!

"Cold Comfort" Featured on ABC's Nashville

Posted: Apr 02, 2015

Finally home from three weeks on the road, including a whirlwind 5 shows in 4 days at SXSW, and I'm excited to say my song "Cold Comfort" was featured in last night's episode of "Nashville" on ABC. You can check out the full track here: https://youtu.be/5_If7bE4wYg

I had a blast on the road with Liz Longley in March and I can't wait to pick things up with her again on the West Coast in May, but first I'll be joining Chuck Prophet in Chicago and announcing a few more special April dates in the coming days, so stay tuned to the Tour page. Special thanks to everybody who came out to the shows these last few weeks. Your support means the world, and I'm so excited to hit a whole new batch of cities in the coming weeks and months.

Source: YouTube

Entertainment Weekly Premieres "Was A Time" Video

Posted: Feb 03, 2015

I'm super excited to announce that Entertainment Weekly is exclusively premiering the official video for "Was A Time" today! Watch a fancy wedding erupt into an insane slow-motion battle royale--complete with knife-wielding bridesmaids, a blood-thirsty, brass knuckle-clad flower girl, a headbutting bride, bottle-smashing groomsmen, and one very creepy priest--right here, and be sure to share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter: http://bit.ly/1BZn2t2

The video was directed by the hyper-talented Kuperman Brothers, who really outdid themselves with this one. It's the most ambitious visual project we've tackled, and I'm so proud of the results and grateful to all the fans and friends who participated.

ALSO, my winter/spring tour kicks off tonight in Boston! I chatted with The Boston Globe about it, and I'll be visiting WERS and WBUR this afternoon to play live sessions (follow me on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram to keep up with special performances like these on the road). I'll be playing with some phenomenal artists, including Michaela Anne and Liz Longley, and you can visit the Shows page for my ever-updating calendar. Tickets are on-sale now for all shows, including my Feb 12 full-band headlining performance at NYC's Mercury Lounge. See you on the road!

Happy New Year!

Posted: Jan 05, 2015

Happy New Year! I'm back in NYC after a whirlwind tour across ten countries in Europe and then some special holiday shows in the US with Nicole Atkins. I rang in 2015 playing a very fun show with James Maddock in my hometown of Blairstown, NJ. There was no disco ball so I broke out my National resonator guitar for the occasion (see photo by Leah Marie Kirk). This month I'll hit the road for some shows with Arc Iris, the new project from Jocie Adams of The Low Anthem, return to Asbury Park to raise money for the Light of Day Foundation, and make my Michigan debut at Weatherwax Hall. Visit the Tour page for details and tickets, and stay tuned for lots more show announcements coming, along with some surprises I can't wait to share. Thanks so much for being a part of 2014, and I can't wait to see what the new year holds for all of us!

NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Posted: Oct 21, 2014

The band and I recently visited NPR headquarters in Washington, DC, to tape a Tiny Desk Concert. It was an honor to stand in the same spot as Jackson Browne, Wilco, The National, Adele and more to take part in this series, and to have NPR compare the songs to Bruce Springsteen and Josh Ritter was just icing on the cake. Hope you dig the performance and spread it far and wide!

Live at WFUV, NY Mag, Brooklyn Mag, & More

Posted: Sep 03, 2014

The band and I recently stopped by WFUV’s Studio A to perform some tracks from the new album. Watch “Was A Time” above, and click here for more live videos and the full interview segment: http://bit.ly/1qcvoJP

Katy and I also paid a visit to Brooklyn Magazine, where we stripped a few tracks down for their new Live from Brooklyn Mag series. Check out the full performance and interview here: http://bit.ly/1xfqErU

Last, but certainly not least, I got to fulfill one of my NYC dreams thanks to NY Mag’s Bedford & Bowery blog, and perform in the gorgeous Museum at Eldridge Street, an historic and stunningly beautiful synagogue on the Lower East Side. Check out the full story here: http://bit.ly/1nvXNWA

'The Shipwreck From The Shore' Out Today

Posted: Sep 02, 2014

It’s with great excitement that I welcome my first studio album (and debut for New West Records) into the world today! It’s called ‘The Shipwreck From The Shore,’ and I recorded it with folks from Bon Iver/Megafaun/Josh Ritter’s band in one of the most thrilling/challenging/rewarding/terrifying musical experiences of my life. Pick up a copy, turn it way up loud, and if you dig it, share it with your friends!

iTunes: https://bitly.com/1p86iLo
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1w0vh4x
Limited edition signed CD/vinyl LP: http://bit.ly/1vQXDlr

If you’re in NYC, come on out to The Mercury Lounge tonight, where we’ll be performing the album live front-to-back for the first time ever: http://bit.ly/1uDmGEl

Making this album required a gigantic leap of faith, and I truly had no idea where these songs would take me. While finally releasing them into the wild feels in some ways like the end of a long and crazy journey, it’s actually just the beginning of a much bigger one that I hope you’ll come along for. The reaction so far, from NPR and Billboard to TIME and the NY Times, has been so encouraging, but more than anything I’m looking forward to hearing about your experiences with the music and to playing these songs live for you with a whole lot of touring over the next year and beyond. As always, thanks for your support, and thank you to everyone who helped make this record possible. It means more to me than I may ever be able to express.

Music

The Shipwreck From The Shore

Release Date: 09/02/2014
  1. Was A Time
  2. Back Back Back
  3. Good and Ready
  4. Ludlow
  5. Hard To Say
  6. If It Don't Work Out
  7. Middle Ground
  8. No Not Tonight
  9. Cold Comfort
  10. Calico, Alone

Video

Was A Time [Official Video]

If It Don't Work Out (Last.fm Sessions)

NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Good And Ready [Official Video]

Ludlow [Official Video]

Calico, Alone [Official Video]

About Anthony D'Amato

Photos

Bio

Recorded with members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, and Josh Ritter's band, Anthony D'Amato's New West Records debut, The Shipwreck From The Shore, has already earned praise from NPR and The NY Times to 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.

Press

“D’Amato sings and writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter” - NPR

“Brilliant.” - BBC

“Turns heartbreak into cheery folk.” - SPIN

“Strikes every right note, incorporating classic folk, pop and and even a little punk rebellion.” - USA TODAY

“Catchy.” - TIME

“D’Amato has a way with words.” - BILLBOARD

“A rich sound that has as much depth as it does popular appeal.” - PASTE

“Jauntily fatalistic.” - NY MAG

“Self assured and deceptively mature.” - WORLD CAFE

“Soulful.” - WALL STREET JOURNAL

Contact

Press: Shore Fire Media
Bryant Kitching & Chris Taillie

Management: Pioneer Management
Sue Berger

Label: New West Records
George Fontaine, Jr.

Artist
Anthony D'Amato

US Booking Agent: New Frontier
Aaron Summer, 718-282-5891
Peter Loomis, 615-321-6152