Don Conoscenti Band
Once a die-hard rocker, Don Conoscenti is one of the most respected
musicians and critically acclaimed songwriters in acoustic music. His
live performances are a soulful fusion of styles blended from his
experience playing rock, jazz, blues, folk, funk and country. But his
primary love is the landscape of story telling and songwriting. His "one
man band" sound is driven by an unusual rhythmic sense and a
finger style approach to guitar arrangement which is set apart by the
use of partial and multiple capos. The performances are never canned.
There are no set lists. Expect to go on an improvisational musical
journey of unexpected segues, humorous reflections, stories and songs.
Songs about lovers, outcasts, healing, loss, mystery, spirit, murder
In 1999, Conoscenti appeared in Boston as part of the first Inner Forest Concert presentations spearheaded by visual artist LSM Mukha Reyes and jazz drumming legend Rakalam Bob Moses. Conoscenti has met the direct descendents of native tribal leaders Crazy Horse and Geronimo and has been added to the Library of Congress archives as a Folk Revivalist.