Joseph Martone is an Italian-American songwriter who draws on the sounds and rhythms of these two environments and cultures to create his own unique style of music.
His songs are honest, often painful explorations of his childhood and adolescence spent between Italy and the USA, which paint pictures of his extraordinary life and feature a colorful cast of characters that have contributed to his story. These are songs of love, pain, family, friendship, betrayal, time and memory.
For his debut album, Honeybirds, Martone has enlisted Canadian musician Taylor Kirk (Timber Timbre) to produce.
The album was recorded in Naples and Montreal with the very best local musicians, engineers and long-time collaborator and co-writer Ned Crowther (The Fernweh, Smokey Angle Shades).
The themes and sounds of the record have taken a darker, more reflective direction to his previous live shows with Kirk bringing a majestic, wide screened scale to Martone’s work and emotional weightiness to the delivery and performance of the songs.
Honeybirds will be released soon with news and show announcements to follow.