Apr 15, 2014

Thank, Canada!

What a blast this weekend was playing the Light of Day benefit in Hamilton with Sam Roberts Band, Peter Elkas, and The Dinner Belles. It was inspiring to share the stage with such talented folks and to see so many people come together for the cause. An extra shout-out to Andrea Rehill for all her hard work behind the scenes. We raised roughly $23,000 this weekend thanks to everyone’s generosity.

Photos by Sean William O’Neill.

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Mar 9, 2014

Excited to join a bunch of incredible artists including The Defibulators, Robbie Fulks, JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers, Jonah Tolchin, and Christopher Paul Stelling for the Brooklyn Country Cantina party at SXSW 3/15. Details here (RSVP for a chance to win a Deering banjo): http://brooklyncountrycantina.com/

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Feb 10, 2014

Super excited to share the title, release info, and another taste of the music from my label debut for New West Records (home of Steve Earle and Patty Griffin among others)! Check it out here and share the trailer: http://youtu.be/74WJjxmeJ78

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Feb 3, 2014

Celtic Connections + BBC

Back from a whirlwind trip to Scotland to play the incredible Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow and couldn’t have had a better time. You can check out my live performance on the BBC here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03qgnft

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Live on “Another Country with Ricky Ross” on BBC Scotland

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Opening for Gretchen Peters at the sold-out Mitchell Library in Glasgow for Celtic Connections (Photo by Andrew Newiss)

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Jan 2, 2014

For Folk's Sake

Big thanks to the lovely people over at For Folk’s Sake for making “Ludlow” their Song of the Day. Check it out: http://www.forfolkssake.com/song-of-the-day/26266/305-anthony-damato-ludlow

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Dec 21, 2013

Opening for Josh Ritter

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I’m all kinds of excited to announce that I’ll be opening for Josh Ritter at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in NJ on January 11. Josh is a true songwriting hero of mine, and it’s going to be such an honor to share a stage with him, especially in my home state. Tickets are on-sale now: http://bit.ly/1biiJcr

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Nov 26, 2013

Signed w/ New West & Billboard Premiere

I am so thrilled and honored to be able to say that I’ve signed a record deal with New West, home to Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, and so many other amazing artists who I love and have inspired me. They’ll be releasing my new album, which I recorded with members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, and Josh Ritter’s band, in 2014. More on that soon, but in the meantime, Billboard is exclusively premiering my first music video. It’s for a new song called “Ludlow,” which I recorded with Jocie Adams from The Low Anthem/Arc Iris, and you can check it out here: http://bit.ly/1iLxjA4

The video was directed by the incredibly talented Adam Makarenko (http://www.adammakarenko.com), who’s made amazing videos for Bowerbirds and Broken Social Scene among others. If you dig it, share it with your friends! I’ll be able to announce a lot more things in the near future, but first, I have to finish this album!

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Nov 11, 2013

Celtic Connections Festival 2014

Honored to be playing the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland, flattered by their kind words, and floored by this night of music: Bill Callahan, Suzanne Vega Samantha Crain, and Gretchen Peters me. Whoa! Tickets available here.

See you soon, Scotland!

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Nov 6, 2013

Tracking Completed, New NYC Show Announced

Just landed back in NYC…I’m proud and exhausted to say we’ve completed tracking on the new album! These days and nights at Great North Sound Society have been some of the most musically ambitious/challenging/rewarding I’ve ever experienced. So much music and a lot of big news that I can’t wait to share, but in the meantime I’ll be resuming my monthly gig at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC with a performance Saturday 11/9 at 8pm. See you there!

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