James Paternostro, Ben Polito, Thomas Moorecroft, and Anthony Mattera

July 31, 2019 @ 9:00 pm – August 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire Street

James Paternostro resides in Providence, Rhode Island but originally hails from the sleepy town of Essex, Connecticut where he grew up mesmerized by all things music. He parlayed a combination of this and his love of writing stories and poetry into deeply personal songwriting as a means of therapeutic and cathartic self expression. James’ musical tastes span a wide range of artists, from the stylings of Joni Mitchell to the Wu Tang Clan and everything in between. Among his biggest influences he cites Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews, Jeff Buckley, and Alice in Chains’ 1996 MTV Unplugged performance as but a mere few of the dozens of cornerstones of his sound.

Thomas Moorecroft has been in the music game for many years.  His newest self-titled album on 75orLess Records reflects the single influence that has marked his storied career.  Namely, Rock and Roll.  Whether screaming out melodies or quietly strumming the acoustic guitar, Thomas is at his best when he sounds like Chuck Berry in a street fight with Husker Du.  Some have said his newest songs are the best of his career (Thomas’ response to this was that the bar was set pretty low).  His current solo-acoustic show quiets him down a bit but still retains his love of making a racket.