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I'm on hiatus from public gigs for a while. Still playing and writing and doing the occasional private performance, but taking a break from the standard shows. The rest of my website is still active and accessible, including the Buy page for those who'd like to get my music. Enjoy your visit, and I'll update when I'm back!
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|The story of Dom's music:|
A little bit of vagabond
A guy who lived in four states during a span of two years, Dom somehow landed in southern New Jersey, where they can’t seem to get rid of him.
Not surprisingly, his shows are filled with songs and stories that speak to the little bit of vagabond in all of us ...
... moving on & looking around
... why it's good to get lost & why it's good to find
... what we leave & what won't leave us
Those themes are steeped in characters and settings, producing a brew that tastes like Folk and Rock with the Blues passing through.
This "bucket-hatted balladeer with the sandpaper voice" (as described by Jim Six in the Gloucester County Times) has developed a reputation for being a rare original artist who can succeed in the “working venues.” Featuring a guitar, harmonica and a slew of intuitive melodies and rhythms, Dom does well as a one-man bar band. But he can also conjure an intimate performance in galleries, theaters, or a living-room environment.
Dom’s recorded music reveals the same genuine elements found in his live performances.
Both the award-winning full-length album, Along the Way (2006), and the poignant EP, Remember Me: New, Original Folk Music for the American Soldier (2007), deliver a sense of place, movement and personality. The sound is simple, organic and acoustic in nature. But what the music lacks in window dressing, it more than makes up for in lyrical depth and hooks.
All 17 songs on Dom’s aforementioned CDs have been broadcast by commercial, college or public radio, sometimes alongside the tunes of major-label artists. His story has been told in publications both large (Philadelphia Inquirer) and local. He has appeared on television and radio programs and at major music festivals.
So whether you’re listening live in a friendly neighborhood hangout, at a special concert venue, or from the speakers of your favorite stereo, get into the music and get to know Dom!
|Photo by LEROY HICKMAN, JR.