On Saturday, May 6, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Anthony D’Amato visits the Woody Guthrie Center on a day off from his tour with Keb’ Mo’ to reflect on his lifelong love of Woody Guthrie’s music and to share a series of performances exploring Guthrie’s influence on his life and work.
This discussion is presented free of charge as part of the Woody Guthrie Center 10th Anniversary.
ABOUT ANTHONY D’AMATO
Anthony D’Amato first emerged to international acclaim with the 2014 release of ‘The Shipwreck From The Shore,’ his New West Records debut. Inspired in part by time spent studying with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, the album garnered rave reviews on both sides of the pond, with NPR inviting D’Amato for a Tiny Desk Concert and lauding that “he writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter,” and Uncut proclaiming that his songwriting “echoes with early Bob Dylan.” D’Amato followed it up in 2016 with the Mike Mogis-produced ‘Cold Snap,’ which earned him his first national TV appearance along with an Artist You Need To Know nod from Rolling Stone, who hailed his writing as “folk music raised on New Jersey grit.” D’Amato’s latest collection, ‘At First There Was Nothing,’ is out now on Blue Rose Music to career-best reviews, with MOJO awarding it four stars and American Songwriter praising it as “a new masterpiece” that’s “moving, memorable, and extraordinarily affecting in every regard.” D’Amato appeared on NPR’s Weekend Edition and Mountain Stage in support of the record and toured extensively with Grammy-winner Keb’ Mo’ following its release.