Jim Campilongo Trio with Chris Morrissey & Josh Dion
Jim Campilongo’s artistry and influential career, has earned Billboard Magazine’s accolade, “an American treasure”. With repeated appearances on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, nine albums of original material, and appearances on dozens of recordings, Jim is a working 'Treasure" in the industry. From his contribution on Cake’s million-selling “Prolonging the Magic” to lead guitar duties with Martha Wainwright, Teddy Thompson and The Little Willies (his band with Norah Jones), his virtuosity and originality have inspired a generation of guitar players. Campilongo delivers the best in Blues, Country, Jazz and Rock with elegance, sensitivity and wit earning him a fan base most instrumental guitarists never enjoy. Fender Guitars has honored Campilongo by creating the Campilongo Signature Telecaster, an instrument of the highest quality created by Fender’s elite Custom Shop.
TIMEOUT NEW YORK "...New York has no shortage of guitar heroes but few cover as many bases as Jim Campilongo...reveals a range that extends from seductive country- swing to atmospheric jazz and well beyond..."
THE NEW YORKTIMES "...through the lean ropy sound of his Fender Telecaster, Mr. Campilongo connects American styles (Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz, R&B) in a sly knowing way..."
THE NEW YORKER "...Jim Campilongo holds court. American music is a melting pot of influences, but few guitarists capture the nuances as well as Campilongo does..." NY POST "...Campilongo is one of those New York secrets. A master of the electric guitar, he weaves in spaghetti western picks, blues chords and jazz riffs into his haunting tunes, a combo of originals and covers..."Village Voice "...an engaging improviser whose interest in entertainment is equal to his interest in art. His supple moves can keep an audience enthralled - meaning their asses wiggle and their minds jiggle..."
JAZZTIMES "... you've got the makings of a very twisted guitar hero who deserves worshipping. Clever, crafty, quirky and cool.
Opener- Vito Petroccitto
reverbnation.com/ Vito Petroccitto Veteran guitarist and parodist, Petroccitto has been performing music, comedic antics and mind-blowing solos for over 25 years. Vito’s latest solo efforts – “En Vito Veritas” and “The Blare Horse Project” feature his finest parody work to date. “…an extraordinary guitarist... Vito Petroccitto is one of those Genius guitar players you find every one hundred years or so." - Stan Beinstein WDST, Radio Woodstock