Nicky Barbato / "50 Dollar Chevy", from the album "Every Day Is A Bad Hair Day".
"50 Dollar Chevy", a tune composed and performed by Telecaster guitar lover, performer, bandleader, educator and composer Nicky Barbato from Queens, NYC. His debut album, under the name of the "Nicky Barbato Project", is produced by Saxophone legend/hero/extraordinaire Jon Irabagon in a very creative and wild-fun production-way. Title of his debut is: "Every Day Is A Bad Hair Day".
I got a hint from my TwoForTheShowMedia friend Chris DiGirolamo for giving it a check. Then I was so much surprised about this fantastic energy and indeed funny and extremely creative way, that I decided to share this!
"50 Dollar Chevy", in this following video recorded already in late 2016, grabs and hits in astonishing ways, like all the album does! What a joy!
Nicky Barbato studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and at the New York University and received there an award for Outstanding Potential in the Field of Music Education. Even in his earlier years he played at New York venues such as The Bitter End and the Knitting Factory. The Nicky Barbato Project features: Tony Mason (drums), Jon Irabagon (saxophone), Chris Anderson (bass) and Nicky Barbato on the Telecaster electric guitar. I hope, all this information is right. But what I know is for sure: this is just great surprising music!
The "Every Day Is A Bad Hair Day" release show will take place at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on Saturday, March 23rd 2019. Still time to check his music and get a ticket!
The Nicky Barbato Project is a very dynamic (almost) instrumental group, that combines surf guitar, pedal steel twang, 1960s film score soundscapes, jazz harmonies, retro pop melody universes and psychedelic rock. The core band consists of Tony Mason (drums), Jon Irabagon (sax), Chris Anderson (bass) and Nicky Barbato (electric telecaster guitar).
Cover picture by Jack Hoffman.