Asleep In My Shoes (2011), the newest album from Philadelphia’s Joe D’Amico is bursting with surprises and bold arrangements. With each song, and within each song, a different leaf is unturned and a new idea explored, bringing experimentation and great songwriting together in a solid and thought out effort. The album was produced by D’Amico and was mixed by Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog).
From his beginnings as a founding member of nationally recognized band Brothers Past to his currently buzzing roots/Americana project Mason Porter; Joe has shown the rare ability to cross and blend genres with great success. With Asleep In My Shoes Joe has put together his best and most creative material yet.
The title song Asleep In My Shoes recently won the 2011 Philadelphia Songwriters Project annual songwriting competition. And his song Slow and Steady is featured in the indie film Lebanon, PA, which has gotten attention from NPR and nationally at film festivals.
Joe Damico - Guitar and Vocals
Asleep In My Shoes (2011)
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“The Philadelphian and Mason Porter member’s blend of folk-rock isn’t country so much—it’s dynamic, ...“The Philadelphian and Mason Porter member’s blend of folk-rock isn’t country so much—it’s dynamic, dark and introspective with pretty pianos and guitars.”
Bill Chenevert, Philly Weekly
“You know a song is good if you sing along the very first time you hear it, and this album induced a lot of singing on my part. Joe D’Amico’s expressive voice perfectly complements these unique, well-crafted, well-arranged roots rock tunes. Asleep in My Shoes has much to offer, including rhythm changes, catchy guitar licks, and inspiring harmonies, most notably in the lovely coda to Listen to the Loons. And yes, there is lap steel! (I am prepared to smack anyone who does not love lap steel.) It’s obvious that much love and work went into this record. Rating: Badass”
Jessica Renk, Origivation Magazine
“Asleep In My Shoes is a wonderfully multilayered album where each listen reveals a new awe-inspiring sound. This album harbors moments of sound reminiscent of The Beatles-esque grandness to more intimate, solo moments often exemplified by Tyler Ramsey (of Band of Horses fame).”
Jenny Tate, One Fan At A Time
“Joe’s album is 11 tracks that range from sparse folk to a bit of indie rock(ish) to full band crooner and its definitely a great listen. ”
“expansive and beautifully sketched”
Michael Buckley (WRNR FM), The Capitol