Sad to say that due to torrential downpours for the past week, the grounds for the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival are unsuitable for stages and crowds, and the outdoor performances this weekend (including mine) have had to be cancelled. BUT, I'll be back in the area July 24 for a special show at Rockwood Music Hall to preview all the new music I have coming out later this year. It'll be an intimate solo set with limited space, and you can reserve your spot right here: https://bit.ly/2K8mHkk
It’s World Refugee Day today, and so far ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ has raised almost $7,000 for The International Rescue Committee’s urgent work around the world. The physical EP has long since sold out, but thanks to Spotify it continues to raise funds every single time you play a track, so if you can’t donate directly, give it a stream or two today and you just might recognize some familiar voices along the way like Josh Ritter, Sean Watkins, Michaela Anne, Lizzie No , and Miwi La Lupa! https://open.spotify.com/album/7mr65EthWJRSzJ6AvoIj3S?si=gy4VyLu7TjqVcC40kRKohQ
NYC! Half the tickets for July 24 are already gone, so go ahead and grab your spots for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEMOS now while you still can: https://bit.ly/2K8mHkk It'll be an intimate, acoustic jaunt through the ol' songwriting notebook. Can't wait to share what I've been cooking up!
Had so much fun with Rhett Miller in Seattle that we've added three more shows next week in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Sellersville. Plus I'll be playing the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival with John Prine, Joe Purdy, Joe D'Urso, and lots more folks whose names don't start with J. All tickets on sale now! AND, speaking of J, July 24th I'll be trying something new and special right here in NYC called NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEMOS. It'll be an intimate solo acoustic testing ground for brand new songs, and it WILL sell out, so get your tickets now: https://bitly.com/2K8mHkk Photo: Lithophyte Photography / Vivian Wang
Got a whole lot of new music that I just can't wait to share with you any longer, so I'm going to try something really special on July 24 that we're calling NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEMOS! It'll be an intimate NYC acoustic show at Rockwood Music Hall's Stage 3, and if you're one of the few to fit in the room, you'll get to hear a bunch of brand new tunes for the first time along with some of your old favorites in the stripped-down acoustic setting I originally wrote them. Stage 3 is small and THIS WILL SELL OUT, so I strongly advise you to get your tickets ASAP. They're on-sale today right here: https://bit.ly/2K8mHkk Hope to see you at the show!!
I wrote a little guest column for San Francisco's RIFF Magazine ahead of Friday night's show at Amnesia. Check it out to hear the story behind "Passing Through," and then come hear the tune live with me tomorrow night! http://www.riffmagazine.com/opinion/anthony-damato-passing-through/
TOUR TIME! This Jersey boy's headed west, so round up your pals and grab your tickets early. All shows are headline except where noted, and your help spreading the word means the world: 5/16 - Los Angeles, CA - Largo at the Coronet # 5/17 - San Francisco, CA - Amnesia 5/18 - Sutter Creek, CA - Feist Wines 5/23 - Portland, OR - The White Eagle 5/24 - Walla Walla, WA - Billsville West House Shows 5/25 - Prosser, WA - Brewminatti 5/26 - Port Angeles, WA Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts % 5/27 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern * # w/ Watkins Family Hour % Juan de Fuca Festival * w/ Rhett Miller (of Old 97's) Photo: Lithophyte Photography / Vivian Wang
Less than two weeks til the West Coast tour starts! Grab your tickets for my San Francisco headline debut right here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/anthony-damato-w-decker-and-chelsea-coleman-at-amnesia-tickets-58777234290
I'm collecting donations for the annual Parkinson's Unity Walk Qld this weekend on behalf of Team Light of Day Foundation! I've played shows on three continents for LOD and I'm happy to be able to support them with an event right here in New York City. Consider donating to the cause if you can spare it; 100% of donations go to Parkinson's research! http://support.unitywalk.org/goto/anthony_damato
New live video of "Passing Through" just dropped via The Netherlands' long-running 2 Meter Sessies. This was filmed at the amazing Electric Monkey studio in Amsterdam-Noord. Check it out below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnLfg1dIbwY
Lots of love to Amazon Music for featuring "Passing Through" in their Fresh Folk & Americana playlist! There's a lot of rad stuff in here, so go on and listen/follow right now: https://music.amazon.com/playlists/B07QQ9SN5Q
Thanks to the good folks at Red Line Roots for this beautiful and thoughtful review of "Passing Through." Check it out and watch the video from Amsterdam here: http://www.redlineroots.com/2019/04/fresh-track-anthony-d-amato-passing-through/?fbclid=IwAR1pEuWfQje6nyLqZ6QNfdBcXm2VyzeWgqhy1j044gBw7Ymn7spq1RDfwU0
Seattle date with Rhett Miller added to the West Coast tour May 27 at Tractor Tavern! Perhaps there's that special someone you've been meaning to ask out. Maybe it's time you bonded with your co-workers outside the office. Maybe the kids have been driving you nuts and you need a break. Get a sitter, put them up for adoption, it's cool by me! Tickets for all dates are on sale now. See ya at the gig!
Check it out! Rolling Stone Country calls "Passing Through" "equal parts lonely road song and lovely folk-pop ballad" in this week's 10 Best! Plus some kind words for the beautiful video shot by Onder Invloed / The Influences in Amsterdam: http://bit.ly/2IkBSWz Spotify/iTunes/etc: hyperurl.co/passingthrough
"Passing Through" is out everywhere today! Stream it/save it/playlist it/share it and let the algorithm gods know you want to hear more (links to Spotify, iTunes, TIDAL, Amazon Music, and YouTube are all right here): http://hyperurl.co/passingthrough *************************** I'll share more about the story behind this tune later, but for now, I'll just say that I'm immensely grateful to everyone involved in bringing it to life (Madeleine Jurkiewicz, Don DiLego, Ben Gallina), and I hope it resonates with you somewhere deep down. Click play!
"Passing Through" comes out tomrrow, but you can hear the new single a day early thanks to MAGNET Magazine, who are exclusively premiering the official video right now!! WATCH HERE: http://bit.ly/2uLPrq4 The visuals were shot on the streets of Amsterdam by Onder Invloed / The Influences, who did an amazing job capturing the simultaneous beauty and loneliness of travel. Head over to Magnet now to see the full thing and help spread the word!
West Coast tour is expanding! I’ll be joining Nickel Creek’s Sean & Sara Watkins for the May edition of their amazing Watkins Family Hour series at the Largo in LA on May 16. All other dates are headline shows except where noted, and tickets are on-sale now, so grab a pair and help spread the word! 📷: Lithophyte Photography / Vivian Wang
New song premieres on the BBC in Scotland tonight! Wanna hear it first? Tune in to Another Country With Ricky Ross BBC Radio Scotland at 9pm BST/4pm EDT (listen online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radioscotland). I’ve found so much music I love through this show, and I hope you do, too!