Recently, singer-songwriter Joe D’Amico released his second solo album, A Short Time’s A Long Time Ago. Recorded at various locations including Milboy Philly. D’Amico is an excellent story teller and musician and is also a member of the band Mason Porter. D’Amico’s music falls on a broad continuum of rootsy styles including folk, bluegrass and traditional singer-songwriter material and shows his strength as a flexible artist working in various acoustic based genres. The Joe D’Amico Band performs tomorrow evening, Friday, March 22nd, at World Cafe Live. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, download “Up, Up And Away.”
Local indie group Turning Violet Violet play Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The Key Studio Session alums carve out chamber alt-rock songs on the fringe of art-rock that seem bathed in a purple glow, though that might just be residual effects of their band name. Either way, the songs on Turning Violet Violet’s debut full-length Double Cure are swathe-y, sweeping compositions that strike all the right feelings chords. Tickets and information for tonight’s 21+ show with TeamMate and Donora can be found here. Revisit Turning Violet Violet’s Key Session here and watch their video for “Cold Bread” below.
It’s the season of love, and in this week leading up to Valentine’s Day, Helen Leicht of the XPN Philly Local show brings you love songs written and performed by Philadelphia artists each weekday. Today, we have a track from Joe D’Amico, who was recently featured in our Unlocked series with his new LP A Short Time’s a Long Time. The singer-songwriter (and founding member of Mason Porter) actually has a show on Valentine’s Day; he’ll be at The Fire in Northern Liberties. Download “Where Does the Time Go?” below, and check out the entire compilation here.
Country legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have teamed up for an upcoming album called Old Yellow Moon, out through Nonesuch Records on February 26th. “Hanging Up My Heart” was chosen by WXPN as its contribution to NPR’s new 5 Songs Public Radio Can’t Stop Playing feature. XPN welcomes Harris and Crowell to the Academy of Music on Tuesday, March 26th with the Richard Thompson Electric Trio; tickets and information can be found here.Continue reading
Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese