Fusing an expressive lyrical stance with a passionate rock & roll sound, singer and songwriter Anthony D'Amato was born November 27, 1987 in Blairstown, New Jersey.
His poetic and literate, folky songwriting style was refined and developed when he was a student at Princeton University. There he took an independent study class on songwriting with Paul Muldoon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar and critic who was also the poetry editor of The New Yorker. D'Amato recorded a D.I.Y. album, Down Wires, in his dorm room as part of the independent study, and eventually released it on his own in 2010. The album attracted a lot of critical press for its sharp, intelligent songwriting, and D'Amato followed it up with a second home recording, Paper Back Bones, in 2012, which also received very positive reviews. He began touring behind the two albums, and shared bills with Josh Ritter, Pete Yorn, Ben Kweller, Rhett Miller, and others, culminating in an appearance at the Newport Folk Festival. He signed a recording deal with New West Records in 2013, which released his third album, Shipwreck from the Shore, produced by Sam Kassirer and recorded at the Great North Sound Society in Maine with members of Bon Iver and Megafaun lending a hand, in the summer of 2014. D'amato's second album for New West, Cold Snap, arrived in June 2016. Produced by Mike Mogis, it included contributions from members of the Faint, Cursive, and Bright Eyes. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi