The clever Baroque American singer-songwriter Antonio DiBartolomeo was born in Italy and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. After university Antonio lived in various Colorado mountain ski towns working and performing music. Seeking to further his performance and originals songwriting he lived in Athens, Georgia for a time before returning to Ohio and Kentucky. Antonio has self released 14 albums and singles since 2000. He has performed solo and has worked on several of his music projects including the murky americana of The Hay Dudes, the pop songs of Dos Gringos and the r & b, soul, pop, blues of The Furnish.
Antonio is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player as well as a multi instrumentalist and producer. The music is fragile and strings laden. Literate roots, baroque, indie, pop, folk, americana and everything in between.
A classicist with a plaintive voice and equal fondness for spectral balladry. Brooding, melancholy and close to sentimental. With fragile vocals the songs are recorded live with few overdubs. They are stripped bare sad and sparse.
Influences include Elliot Smith, George Harrison, John Lennon, The Beatles, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Jason Molina Songs: Ohio, Jeff Buckley, Gram Parsons, Jackson Browne, Vic Chesnutt, David Crosby, Graham Nash, W.B. Yeats, E.E. Cummings and many others.