Anthony Fiumano and the Medicine Chest
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Fiumano and The Medicine Chest manage to control several compositional styles and still retain the original essence of his folk beginnings, and that ability has paid off in the form of packed rooms and pillaged CD racks throughout New Jersey.
- John Pfeffier - The Aquarian

"When Strangers Say Hello" is a cohesive effort reminding listeners why folk-rock can be an amazing musical experience. If more musicians embraced their inner Fiumano, the world would be a more expressive and meaningful place.
- Caroline Russomanno - The Signal

Fiumano croons with a wounded swagger that, backed by the band's bittersweet ebb and sunny, hook-laden flow, calls to mind the Golden State country-fused rock of Parsons' Flying Burrito Brothers and the Byrds, Poco and, most noticeably, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
- Steve Bove - Asbury Park Press

“When strangers say hello” is an excellent introduction to this young, gifted singer-songwriter. I am sure it will be a while before Anthony Fiumano’s next album, but I am already looking forward to hearing how his music continues to grow.
- Lazlo, Blow Up

Anthony’s debut full-length, When Strangers Say Hello, takes confident strides into adulthood, fusing his abundant boy-next-door charm and acoustic guitar with well-crafted full-band arrangements.
- Jim Testa, Jersey Beat

"Poised to take his genre to his own gritty level"
- John Pfeiffer - The Aquarian

" intelligent, introspective singer/songwriter"
- Encore Magazine

"Fiumano has embraced the folk rock genre while melding timeless tradition to suit the modern world. Delve into his music and you will discover poignant music wrought with heartfelt sincerity."
-Joseph Hannan, The Signal
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When Strangers Say Hello (2008)



With only an acoustic guitar and a collection of focused, introspective songs, Anthony Fiumano began playing for local audiences two short years ago. But in that time, he has developed a unique sound that blends a deep respect for tradition with rock, folk, and R&B music.

His acoustic performances carry a weight and intensity that is not commonly found in many of his contemporaries. Fiumano has drawn comparisons to great folk and rock artists of generations past, but is carving out a path that is all his own. He captivates audiences with lyrical prowess and a voice that can be both powerful and raw or delicate.

Always striving to build on his success, Anthony began playing with a group of musicians dubbed The Medicine Chest. With The Medicine Chest behind him, Fiumano is bringing new energy to the songs that earned him a reputation as one of the area's premier songwriters.

The July 2008 release of his debut album, "When Strangers Say Hello," marks a new direction for Fiumano. The album contains songs that span the first few years of his career, and range from introverted folk ballads to cascading guitar anthems. With a constantly widening scope and a cultivated sense of musical tradition, he is sure to take his craft to a level that will be hard to ignore.