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Paul Garisto - drumsJohnny Pisano - upright and electric bassColin Killalea - guitar, sax, keysDon D. - guitar, keys, harmonica, noise, vocalsAdditional:Bob Hoffnar - pedal steelSteve Dawson - lap steel, guitar
About the ArtistFACT: Yes, that is Don DiLego's brainscan portraying Jim Carrey's brainscan in 2004's "The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind"...just in case that mystery has always been dogging you. Further proof the world, as Don sees it, does indeed move in mysterious ways.
Currently splits his time between New York, NY and Velvet Elk City, where his crushed-velvet recording studio is located. There are banjos, harmonicas, guitars, tambourines, mandolins, basses, accordians, and a wurlitzer strewn across his studio in various states of disrepair. A Betsy Ross edition piano sits handsomely in the corner, a full and melodious half-step out of tune. A fact that doesn't sit too well with his band.
Drinks too much coffee. Talks to himself a lot. Wishes he wrote "Red-Headed Stranger" by Willie Nelson, but to this day, refuses to wear a bandana.
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“With Photographs Of 1971, Don DiLego has taken another step towards establishing himself as one of this generation's best up-and-coming singer-songwriters.” / Blogcritics Magazine
“New York City's emerging folk-twang songsmith, Don DiLego, is alt-country's next poster boy.”
“The disc recaptures the rhythym of 70’s movies and photographs, as well as DiLego’s own distinct take on alt-country.” / David Dye from The World Café, WXPN
Photographs of 1971 is one of those records that creep up on you, a great vibe and very strong tunes.” / XM Radio-Mike Marrone/Program Director The Loft
“’Falling into Space’… speaks volumes about DiLego's ability to craft finely written pop songs with country and folk tools that many artists might cast aside.” / The Bridge, Texas A & M
A Masterful follow up to his "Lonestar Hitchhiker" series. / The Big Takeover!
“Not since Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska has a concept album been more stirring or truthful. With a rich sense of orchestration, the album is masterfully arranged in a way that is reminscent of Smile-era Beach Boys…making Lonestar Hitchhiker a true and significant masterpiece.”
/ Northeast Performer
Feature on AOL Music
2008 Bonnaroo Performance
Relix Cold Turkey Spotlight
Paste Spotlight Winner
Shooting People Membership
September 2007 Music Videos
October 2008 Singer/Songwriter (Male)
March 2008 Battle for the Roo
March 2008 Acoustic
November 2007 Acoustic
The Lonestar Hitchhiker by
Recorded at Electric Lady Studios Produced by Michael Mangini & Don DiLego Reviewer -AF YeagerDon DiLego ought to be incredibly proud of his road trip inspired album, “The Lonestar Hitchhiker”....
Photographs of 1971 by
by Jason MacNeilDon DiLego got the idea for this album by looking at old photographs, deciding to bring those still pictures of bygone days back to life. While it’s often a cathartic process for...
Photographs of 1971 by
Written by Dave LiftonI kinda have a 'thing' for the art of the 70s," Don DiLego writes in the liner notes to his third album, Photographs Of 1971. "There was a particular sense of style and rhythm...