New Jersey Stage - September 2014 - Page 23

Anthony D’Amato By Gary Wien SHARE BUTTON Anthony D’Amato grew up in Blairstown, NJ and attended Princeton University. After years of releasing albums on his own (recording them in dorm rooms and apartments), his major label debut, The Shipwreck From The Shore, was released in September. New Jersey Stage caught up with Anthony shortly after his record release show at the Mercury Lounge in New York City. Had you been seeking a record label or did New West reach out to you? New West had been on my radar for a long time because of their association with folks like Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson, and Patty Griffin. Someone who knows some folks there saw me play a show and thought it would be a good fit. So I sent them some music I’d released previously and some songs I was working on for Visit us online at http://www.NewJerseyStage.com pg 23