Bebop, Blues, Standards, ECM, Latin on chromatic harmonica, guitar, bass. Sometimes with drums and tuba.
Catch us around the Burgh!
During her career singer/songwriter/keyboard player Tiffani Eckhart has called Pittsburgh and Nashville home. Although she started with a "country flavored style", it was the timeless standards from the Great American Songbook that have inspired her true sound.
Tim Vitullo is a bit different.
A promising singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Vitullo decided to return home to both Pittsburgh, PA and his blues influences to record "Josephine & Assorted Train Songs," his debut studio LP. This comes after poising himself as an exciting, young jazz artist in State College, PA with the release of "This is the Thing!" in 2012.
With his latest statement, Vitullo mixes the best of his blues, rock, and pop influences to present a dozen examples of "adult alternative album rock." Songs like “Josephine” are concise and accessible with a smooth delivery and a sly sense of humor. Ballads “Letters” and “A Different Kind of Blue” are earnest experiments in confessional-style songwriting flanked by dense vocal and horn arrangements. Further, burners “Interstate Jesus,” “Black & White Wonderful,” and “Pretty Good” flash the guitar prowess that has been Vitullo’s calling card since his earliest musical ventures.
"Josephine & Assorted Train Songs" was produced, engineered, and mixed by singer/songwriter and producer Steven Foxbury in Pittsburgh, PA. Recorded entirely at Foxbury’s Yellow Couch Studio, the LP is a home-grown display of some of the city’s most promising young talents.