“Dante Mazzetti has stories to tell and a compelling voice through which to offer them.”
- Rhythm and Boots NYC
Named one of the “ Top 20 Prospects - 2019” by Music Connection Magazine, Dante Mazzetti delivers a unique brand of Americana blues. He is known for his expressive vocals and multi-instrumental style. Described as a “standout songwriter” (New Music Weekly), "multi-talented musician" (The Independent) and "a marksman of both vocal skill and finger-plucking" (B-Sides and Badlands), Mazzetti is rooted in tradition yet fearlessly creative. As a multi-instrumentalist, Mazzetti plays most of the instruments on his albums. During his live performances he switches instruments throughout the show in addition to playing a number of instruments simultaneously.
Mazzetti has opened for several major artists, such as Ben Folds, Guster, and America and was chosen to star in Levi's "What's True" national television commercial campaign.
Mazzetti began his music career with the release of his self-titled debut album. After exploring the genre of Americana and indie-folk, Mazzetti experimented with his sound by releasing his rock album, Lost and Drifting. This album showed off his ability to capture different genres through his songwriting. In 2007, music took a backseat when he decided to join the New York Fire Department. The FDNY awarded Mazzetti the prestigious Emily Trevor/Mary B. Warren Medal in recognition of his heroic actions rescuing an elderly female from a deadly fire.
In July 2019, Mazzetti made his official return to music with Hotel Vol. 1. With four new original songs, the record brought together acoustic folk and soul, laced with lyrical storytelling. The EP was the first volumes that brought together various unreleased songs in folk and Americana, but emphasize Mazzetti’s ability as a songwriter to express struggles and triumphs in life. For the artist, a piece of music is a living organism - always evolving, improving, finding new creative avenues to explore. Mazzetti says, “The music on this EP is a mixture of accessibility and wild imagery. I’ve always enjoyed making music that goes off on a tangent but doesn’t fall off the cliff. The songs are doors that open easily into bizarre worlds rather than places of comfort.” With this release, Mazzetti was described as "a sprinkle of Prine, a dash of Dylan, a hint of Guthrie" (LA on Lock).
Mazzetti's new EP Hotel Vol. 2 is slated for release on November 22nd. Keeping with the themes and story-telling from his July EP, Hotel Vol. 2 continues the tale of a troubled man finding a new life and new challenges. Through 4 new original tracks, Dante Mazzetti tackles a darker tone, infusing his sound with somber vocals and bluesy undertones.
The release of Hotel Vol. 2 will be celebrated at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on November 19th, with tickets available now. A portion of the proceeds from Hotel Vol. 2 and it’s release show will go to First Responders Children’s Foundation which supports the children of fallen and injured first responders such as firefighters and police officers. Being an FDNY firefighter himself, this charity is very near to Mazzetti’s heart.
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