After a fantastic tour across the midwest with Ben Folds, I jumped on a 22-hour flight for the trip of a lifetime here in Australia. I played six shows over two nights to raise funds for The Light of Day Foundation's quest to end Parkinson's Disease, and I was humbled by the generosity, hard work, and hospitality of everyone involved. This is the 13th country I've performed in for Light of Day, and I'm honored to be able to use my music to make whatever difference I can for a cause I truly believe in, and I feel privileged to travel and meet such amazing people on their home turf. After the shows, I got to visit a wildlife rescue sanctuary and pet a koala, mingle with wild kangaroos on a golf course, drive on the Great Ocean Road, feed penguins at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, watch the sun set over Bondi Beach, and eat dinner at the iconic opera house among other unforgettable experiences. I've fallen in love with Australia and I'm sad to say goodbye, but I'll boarding a flight for New York soon, and I can't wait to see all my hometown crew at the Music Hall of Williamsburg August 7 when I open for the brilliant Justin Townes Earle. If you don't already, like me on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/anthonydamatomusic) or follow me on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/anthdamatomusic) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/anthdamatomusic) for lots of photos from my travels!
Music Hall of Williamsburg
w/ Justin Townes Earle
|Boalsburg, PA||State College Brew Expo||Tickets|
w/ Bombadil, Kingsley Flood
Isis Music Hall
w/ Bombadil, Kingsley Flood
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w/ Bombadil, Kingsley Flood
w/ Bombadil, Kingsley Flood
Greetings from Australia
New Dates w/ Ben Folds, Bombadil, Kingsley Flood + more
After a memorable (and sweaty) tour through the south, I'm looking forward to some cooler mountain weather this weekend when I return to Oregon to open for the brilliant Ben Folds at BrittFest. I'm also thrilled to announce new fall dates back down south with Bombadil and Kingsley Flood on my way to the Americana Festival in Nashville this September. Visit the Tour page for a full run-down of everything coming up, including two hometown NYC shows: a full-band headlining performance at City Winery's Hudson Square Music Festival (with special guest The Dove & The Wolf) July 7, and a solo set with Justin Townes Earle at the Music Hall of Williamsburg August 7. See you on the road!
Australia, Justin Townes Earle & more
I had an absolute blast this weekend playing the Gentlemen Of The Road Festival with Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, The Flaming Lips, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, and all the other amazing artists. I'm getting ready to hit the road for a couple weeks of full band shows in the US, but before that I'm excited to announce I'll be making my debut in Australia July 24-25 to benefit the Light of Day Foundation and their quest to end Parkinson's (more info: http://www.lightofdayaustralia.com/) and sharing a bill much closer to home with the incredible Justin Townes Earle at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on August 7 (tickets here: http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/event/855151-justin-townes-earle-...). Check out the Tour page for up-to-date show info, and hope to see you on the road this summer!
Dates w/ Mumford & Sons, Band of Heathens & more
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
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
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
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
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.
Entertainment Weekly Premieres "Was A Time" Video
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!
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!
The Shipwreck From The Shore
- Was A Time
- Back Back Back
- Good and Ready
- Hard To Say
- If It Don't Work Out
- Middle Ground
- No Not Tonight
- Cold Comfort
- Calico, Alone
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
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.
“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