Shows

Apr
26
Poughkeepsie, NY Marist College (w/ Bleachers)
May
03
Hoboken, NJ Hoboken Arts & Music Festival
May
06
Seattle, WA Triple Door
Tickets
May
07
Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Tickets
May
08
Walla Walla, WA Main Street Studios
Tickets
May
09
Veneta, OR Meriwether Wines Cellar Concert Series
Tickets
May
10
Ashland, OR Rogue Valley Roots Festival
Tickets
May
12
Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage
Tickets
May
13
San Francisco, CA PRIVATE EVENT
May
15
Santa Monica, CA Mccabe's
Tickets
May
16
San Diego, CA Lestat's
Tickets
May
30
Pottstown, PA Sly Fox Brewery
Tickets
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
Jul
14
Rockford, IL Anderson Japanese Gardens
Tuesday Evening In The Garden
Tickets

News

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.

NPR Weekend & Wall Street Journal

Posted: Aug 30, 2014

Big day! This morning my interview with the one and only Scott Simon aired on NPR’s Weekend Edition. I was humbled and honored to get to talk about my record on one of the best shows on radio, and you can hear the whole segment right here:

The Wall Street Journal also ran a cool feature on the album in today’s paper that highlights Tuesday night’s album release show at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Check it out here: http://on.wsj.com/1tk27PA

The Shipwreck From The Shore’ is out 9/2 on New West Records.
Digital Pre-Order: http://bit.ly/1p86iLo
Physical Pre-Order (Limited run signed CD or LP): http://bit.ly/1vQXDlr

NY Times Full Album Stream

Posted: Aug 26, 2014

SNEAK ATTACK: The New York Times is streaming my entire new album right here right now, a whole week before it comes out: http://nyti.ms/1p6V5Gf

So excited to finally be able to share this with you, and honored to have the NY Times partner with us on it. If you dig it, share the link, pre-order the record, or come out to celebrate with us at the record release show Sept 2 at the Mercury Lounge in NYC. Better yet, do all three of those things!

Digital Pre-Order: http://bit.ly/1p86iLo
Physical Pre-Order (Limited run signed CD or LP): http://bit.ly/1vQXDlr
Mercury Lounge Tickets: http://bit.ly/1uDmGEl

Paste Premieres "If It Don't Work Out"

Posted: Aug 20, 2014

The good folks over at Paste Magazine are premiering a brand new song from my upcoming album, ‘The Shipwreck From The Shore,’ out 9/2 on New West Records. Check out their exclusive stream of “If It Don’t Work Out”: http://bit.ly/1AyGXOt

Digital Pre-Order (w/ Instant Download):
http://bit.ly/1p86iLo

Physical Pre-Order (Signed CD or LP):
http://bit.ly/1vQXDlr

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