Spirito's definitive voice brings to mind moments akin to Matt Berninger of The National, vintage Elton John, Nebraska era Springsteen (particularly on the raw iPhone take of Torn), & of course, his own.
He's created two feature length documentary films, gotten drunk with Tarantino, had a gig as a ranch hand at a “spiritual retreat" compound in Malibu, he's read poetry at the Poetry Project with Allen Ginsberg, slammed against Maggie Estep at the acclaimed Nuyorican Cafe', received praises from one of his heroes, Galway Kinnell,
and in the last six years has written enough original music to fill about 4 full length LP's.
He believed then as he does now---that poetry & music have the power to heal, change, convert, end, transcend, & save lives. For some that's cliche'. For Spirito, it's oxygen.
He's a testament to his last name, maybe even cursed by it. He's a beautiful man on a mission. And he could use your support if you like what you hear.
SS Marx February 2017