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"Bright songwriting with dark insights" - Rock Singer/Songwriter Rich DePaolo Earns Raves for ‘Killed for Kings'
(Published: June 29, 2018)

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2018

"Bright songwriting with dark insights"

"It combines intriguing lyrics with stellar musicianship and sublime production to add up to a great 12-song album"

Rock Singer/Songwriter Rich DePaolo Earns Raves for ‘Killed for Kings'

Soon to be featured by national outlet M Music & Musicians Magazine, rock singer/songwriter Rich DePaolo continues to earn raves for his new album ‘Killed for Kings'. The Ithaca Journal commented, "it combines intriguing lyrics with stellar musicianship and sublime production to add up to a great 12-song album," and veteran critic Mike Ragogna, in his TrafficBeat column, described the CD as "bright songwriting with dark insights," adding, "this songwriter's lyrics laid bare are possibly poetic but more importantly, sharply-focused pastels, as if such a thing were possible, but it is here."

Listen to the music here: http://www.richdepaolo.com/music
Lyrics are here: https://www.richdepaolo.com/lyrics

Recent coverage:

Trafficbeat - CD Review
By Mike Ragogna, 5/2018

The Ithaca Journal - Interview and CD write-up
By Jim Catalano 6/2018

Listen to a lengthy interview feature with DePaolo via ‘The Signal' on CNY Media Group, conducted by Chris Kocher, Arts & Entertainment editor at PressConnects (a USA Today company):

Binghamton Press - Reprinted Catalano's interview as a preview for DePaolo's local show
By Jim Catalano 6/2018 https://www.pressconnects.com/story/entertainment/2018/06/15/rich-depaolo-new-album-cyber-cafe-west-binghamton/35969805/

The Record-Journal - CD Review (Meriden, CT)
By Jim Pasinski 5/2018

Rock singer/songwriter Rich DePaolo mines the shadows on his riveting album, ‘Killed for Kings'. It's a smart, deep, haunting, quietly assertive collection - and it rocks. Earlier this year, critic Frank Gutch Jr (of No Depression and elsewhere,) praised, "The arrangements are stunning... The production is immaculate. The performances top notch." "It is one of the best albums I have heard yet this year."

The tracks evoke a cathartic reaction, as they reveal small victories of the everyman -- struggling, sometimes with clenched teeth, to rise above his day-to-day indignities and the injustices of an adamant world.

Ithaca, NY-based multi-instrumentalist, producer-engineer DePaolo shines on highlights including ‘Seconds,' ‘Hammer Lee' and more, delivering complex, literate music that casts a reflection of our times, even as it weaves its broader narrative.

Eponymous Review premiered the video for focus track ‘Where Believers Don't Go': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oit_u44L46Y

Eponymous Review - Interview and Video Premiere  By Laurie Fanelli, 5/3/18
Rich DePaolo talks process, the human condition and his new album ‘Killed for Kings'

VENTS Magazine - Interview Feature:

DePaolo started experimenting with recording as a teenager, using two cassette decks, loudspeakers and a cheap microphone to simulate the tape machine he would ultimately earn by painting the side of his parents' New Jersey house. He is entirely self-taught, honing his ear by playing along with the albums of his heroes and jamming with local bands.

After moving to Ithaca, DePaolo became a prominent figure in its music scene, performing and recording in genres as diverse as art-rock, country pop, folk, blues, and Americana. He was a principal writer and collaborator in the avant-rock quintet, Red Letter, before hitting the road as a sideman with the Burns Sisters Band (Rounder Records) for years. Touring led to spontaneous festival hookups with Sarah Harmer, Martin Sexton, Jimmy LaFave and Tom Paxton, among others, and recording sessions produced by Garry Tallent (E Street Band) and Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket...).

DePaolo regularly performs throughout the Northeast U.S. in support of numerous acts, and recently headlined a handful of shows to celebrate the new album. Additional tour dates will be announced soon.

Keep up to date on all events, here: https://www.richdepaolo.com/shows

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