Tim Vitullo is a bit different.
A promising singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Vitullo decided to return home to both Pittsburgh, PA and his blues influences to record Josephine & Assorted Train Songs, his debut studio LP. This comes after poising himself as an exciting, young jazz artist in State College, PA with the release of This is the Thing! in 2012.
With his latest statement, Vitullo mixes the best of his blues, rock, and pop influences to present a dozen examples of "adult alternative album rock." Songs like “Josephine” are concise and accessible with a smooth delivery and a sly sense of humor. Ballads “Letters” and “A Different Kind of Blue” are earnest experiments in confessional-style songwriting flanked by dense vocal and horn arrangements. Further, burners “Interstate Jesus,” “Black & White Wonderful,” and “Pretty Good” flash the guitar prowess that has been Vitullo’s calling card since his earliest musical ventures.
Josephine & Assorted Train Songs was produced, engineered, and mixed by singer/songwriter and producer Steven Foxbury in Pittsburgh, PA. Recorded entirely at Foxbury’s Yellow Couch Studio, the LP is a home-grown display of some of the city’s most promising young talents.
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Purchase of the complete album includes audio for all tracks in a buyer-selected format, lyrics embedded in each track, a high-resolution cover photo and a PDF booklet that includes all cover artwork and liner notes.
released August 1, 2015
On all tracks:
Tim Vitullo - Guitars & Vocals
Chris Skelly - Double Bass & Bass Guitar
Brent McConnell - Drums & Percussion
Ryan Mocniak - Alto & Tenor Saxophone
Rich Pantaleo - Trumpet, Soprano Trombone, & Keys
Collin Binko - Baritone Saxophone
Natalie Hatcher - Vocals
Steven Foxbury - Vocals
All songs © 2015 Tim Vitullo except Tracks 3 & 5
"Brick" written by Johnnie Morrisette
"Pretty Good" written by John Prine
Produced, Engineered, & Mixed by Steven Foxbury
Recorded at Yellow Couch Studio
Mastered by Michael Maurice at Curio Sound
Cover art by Alex Hunter
Cover photos by Rich Pantaleo
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