CD REVIEWS: JOHN D’AMATO BORN BLUE - THE SUN SESSIONS Tru Blu Records
Memphis based blues-rocker John D’Amato was born with a rare medical condition which meant that due to lack of oxygen his body would literally turn blue. At this time D’Amato discovered his sister’s guitar and constant practice actually made him feel better. He determined that he would be a bluesman and went on to play with B B King, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Gales and More.....
JOHN D’AMATO BORN BLUE - THE SUN SESSIONS Tru Blu Records BY GREG "BLUESDOG" SZALONY
John D’Amato is another in the long line of blues-rock guitar hot-shots. If you are a fan of inventive and energetic guitar playing, there is much to enjoy here. More...
The successful reception of John’s debut CD, “Ain’t No Big Deal”, sparked a slew of performances with many blues notables such as: B. B. King, Billy Cox, Eric Gales and Joe Louis Walker. Joe Louis Walker was so impressed with John’s ability, he asked John to make a guest appearance on his first Alligator Records Release “Hellfire”. John spent the next year writing songs and raising money through a “Kickstarter” campaign. The culmination of his efforts produced his latest release “Born Blue: The Sun Sessions”. More...
CD REVIEWS: JOHN D’AMATO -‘BORN BLUE: THE SUN SESSIONS’ BY RHETTA
John D’Amato establishes that Born Blue is a blues album with the song titles that run through it: “Helicopter Blues,” “Chicken Blues,” and “True to the Blues,” for example. But it is two songs on the album that really establish his personal connection to the blues: “Born Blue” and “Blues Man.” More...
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5/13/2018 Progress On John's New CD "Blood On The Strings". Recording is going great! We have the basics done on 5 of the tracks with plans to go into the studio in the next 2 weeks to finish the other 5. As of now it looks like our deadline of August 1 is attainable. Stay tuned for further updates. 05/01/2018 John D'Amato Signature Series By Howie Guitars Released To The Public. The long awaited release of the "John D'Amato Signature Series" by Howie Guiutars has happened. The new guitar is up for sale on reverb.com and ready for purchase.
11/01/2017 John Endorses Howie Guitars. Master Luthier Craig Howie Creates The "John D'Amato Signature Series Guitar". John and Master Luthier, Craig Howie of "Howie Guitars", have collaborated on what John calls "The Perfect" Guitar. " I met Craig at guitar show in Nashville, TN. I was drawn to his booth by the sheer beauty and tone of his guitars. We chatted about what makes his guitars so special (a patend pending bracing system) and the types of things I would like in a guitar. I was so impressed that I had to become an endorsee." The result of their collaboration is "The John D'Amato Signature Series" by Howie Guitars.
01/01/17 "Born Blue : The Sun Sessions" lands at #10 on the "WHMB Top 100 Blues Records of 2016". "I consider it and honor and a blessing to be counted among such talented artists." John D'Amato 11/16 "Two Dollar Dress" Has Been Nominated For an Independent Blues Award In The Best Rock Blues Song Category Click
11/16 "Two Dollar Dress" #5 On The Roots Music Report Top 50 Blues Rock Song Charts.
8/16 "Helicopter Blues"#3 On The Roots Music Report Top 50 Acoustic Blues Charts
8/16 "Born Blue: The Sun Sessions" #13 On The Roots Music Report Top 50 Blues Rock Albums Charts John sells out the Historic Victory Grill in Austin Texas during 2016 SXSW
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MICHAEL MOLENDA JOHN D'AMATO NASHVILLE, TN "DOUBLE STOP ME"
I’m almost too exhausted to write this review after being pulled hither and yon by D’Amato’s relentless, breakneck licks. He just keeps spewing out wilder and wilder phrases until you succumb to giddy delight or vertigo. It’s totally fun and technically impressive, but John-have some mercy!
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