Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Paolo Conte-Hero Of Musica Italiano
I first heard the music of Paolo Conte in the late 90’s, and was immediately captivated by his unique voice, personality, arranging skills, and nostalgic songwriting sensibility. For those of you who haven’t heard of Paolo Conte, don’t be surprised. He seems to be a well kept secret here in the U.S., even though he’s been at it since the 1960’s, and has a long solo discography dating back to 1974. It comes as no surprise to me that Conte is also a poet, painter, and lawyer in addition to being a hero of Musica Italiano.