“He occupies the role of the passionate observer,
emotionally invested in the lives of the everyday, desperate characters around him.”
Anthony grew up dividing his time between rural Pennsylvania and central Baltimore. By the age of 14 he was fully immersed in the only three records from his father’s collection that mattered to him: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born to Run,’ the Ramones’ eponymous debut and the Good Morning Vietnam soundtrack. Over 20 years and many electric & acoustic bands later he still draws primarily from those earliest influences, crafting soulful story songs and folk ballads with lyrics that celebrate the lives of the lonely, lovelorn and desperate, the hopeful and the down-but-not-quite-out.
His poetic storytelling style has earned him comparisons to Springsteen, Tom Waits, Justin Townes Earle and Leonard Cohen. Since 2008 he’s performed in cafes, clubs, bars, theaters, festivals, book stores, record shops and radio stations throughout the US & Canada. In 2015 he caught the ear of Oystermouth Radio in Swansea, Wales and was invited to co-headline his first tour abroad throughout the UK & Ireland, performing in legendary venues including the Castle Hotel (Manchester) and Bruxelles (Dublin). In 2017 he performed a two night residency in Reykjavik, Iceland where he shared the stage with two of the country’s most acclaimed troubadours, Svavar Knutur and Sveinn Gudmundsson.
He’s currently recording his debut album, due out in 2017.
“Vivid storytelling and a strong, soulful voice.”
[Evolution of Folk]
“Lyrics that brim with color, sharp insights and telling details.
Certainly he’s a young man worth watching.”
“Anthony tells great stories. His writing style is pure storyteller.
And his between-song crowd interaction? His introductions? Perfect.”
“A captivating and understated live presence,
like a stripped down Springsteen or Dylan on a small stage in a dark bar.”
[Singer/songwriter James Martin, Buffalo NY]
“An entertaining and dynamic performer.
His songs wouldn’t be out of place on early Tom Waits albums like ‘Nighthawks at the Diner.’”
[Jake Halverson, Promoter, Ronny’s Chicago IL]