Apr 5, 2013
I’ll be featured on the BBC again tonight playing and talking about Hank Williams alongside music and conversation from Bruce Springsteen, Laura Veirs, Gretchen Peters, Duane Eddy, and more. If you’re not in the UK you can listen live online here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pf1zp
Tommorow night we’re back in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall for a full band show at 8pm: http://www.rockwoodmusichall.com/
More exciting news to be shared soon!
Feb 24, 2013
Last weekend’s sold-out show with Joe Pug and Bhi Bhiman was an absolute blast. Kronosphere said “the crowd was crazy quiet…so respectful…so enamored of an opening act like D’Amato,” but things are going to be rowdier this Friday night (3/1) at Bowery Electric. FULL BAND show with Joe Fletcher and Jonah Tolchin, who I met performing at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.
You’ll wanna get tix early for this one: http://bit.ly/XWoPtY
See you there!
Feb 6, 2013
I saw Joe play at the Newport Folk Festival several years ago and it was one of those moments that stops you dead in your tracks and reminds you how powerful one voice and one guitar can be. I wrote about it for Rock Torch, which anthologized my piece in their new book and accompanied it with the above illustration. Joe’s a brilliant lyricist, and it’s a true honor to open for him and Bhi Bhiman, another phenomenal songwriter I highly recommend.
In other words, I was going to this show no matter what. Hope to see you there!
Jan 6, 2013
Jan 6, 2013
Check out my live performance from the BBC’s Hank Williams celebration—was an honor to pay tribute to a legend like Hank for them! Hear the full episode of Another Country with Ricky Ross, featuring music and commentary from Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Duane Eddy, Gretchen Peters, and Laura Veirs, here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pf1zp
Dec 23, 2012
Honored and excited to have the BBC name my record one of the Best of 2012 alongside some of my favorite artists like Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, First Aid Kit, Calexico, and more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p6v7p
Nov 24, 2012
I had the honor of being invited into the BBC’s Glasgow studios during my recent tour to tape an interview and session for Another Country with Ricky Ross. The show is incredible (this episode alone features music from Bruce Springsteen, Joe Pug, First Aid Kit, Father John Misty, and more), but you can jump to the 1hr 9min mark for the start of my session: http://bbc.in/V2GK55
Nov 14, 2012
Backstage Session taped live in the dressing room of Hedon in Zwolle, Netherlands on my recent European tour.
Oct 25, 2012
Check out this beautiful poster designed by Lauren Cowher for the European tour with Israel Nash Gripka kicking off next week. Visit the tour page for full dates—we’ll have these at all the shows!
Aug 25, 2012
Some kind words from The Star Ledger for ‘Paper Back Bones’:
Paper Back Bones
(Anthony D’Amato Music)
On “Hank Williams Tune,” Jersey folksinger Anthony D’Amato namechecks Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan’s “Ballad in Plain D” and Jack Kerouac’s dharma bums. To say he embraces traditionalism is a massive understatement. But “Paper Back Bones,” D’Amato’s second album, is a bold step forward for a young man who loves looking over his shoulder. He hasn’t ditched the Dylanesque delivery, the harmonica or the ’60s-inspired acoustic arrangements, and “Arrowhead,” a tale of a star-crossed working-class family, makes its debt to Dylan’s “North Country Blues” evident. But he’s developed some new strategies for addressing his audience. “Paper Back Bones” finds him growing into his role as a bandleader and shepherding a country-rock combo through the upbeat “Ends Meet” and the campfire singalong “On the Banks of the River Where I Died.” He saves his best surprise for last: “Ballad of the Sleepless,” a moody, five-minute reflection that’s more Nick Drake than Dylan, and that plays like nothing else in his catalog. Like many songs on “Bones,” it’s colored by fiddlers Amanda Shires and Brittany Haas, whose playing provides an Appalachian breeze.
— Tris McCall