Jimmy Pizzitola
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Jimmy Pizzitola

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2007 - Just Me
Currently getting airplay on KOOP in Austin, Texas - "Where the Hell's the Johnny Cash in Your Jukebox?


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If you've ever been to Houston, you'll know how much driving is involved in everything you do. Being the youngest of four children, I spent a large part of my earliest years riding with my mother as she drove carpool, ran errands, etc...Though things like Fresca and Zero bars take me right back to that blue Chevy Malibu, what I took from it was a love of music, and more particularly, singer/songwriters. My mom would listen to the popular radio of the time (early 70's) as well as her well-stocked 8-Track collection of folksingers like Neil Young, Gerry Rafferty, James Taylor, Leon Redbone, and Jim Croce. I quickly learned every word to every song. Fast forward a few years to hunting/football/fishing road trips with my father and Grandfather - enter Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, etc...Throw in some time spent in the only Punk band at my all boy Catholic high school...Prince, Sam and Dave - and ultimately my introduction to the Music of Townes Van Zandt -and that will pretty much round out most of my early influences.

I've always been a singer, first and foremost - wanting to deliver a song in a way that it can be both felt and understood. With that in mind, any singer knows he's only as good as the song he's singing. My earliest attempts at songwriting came when I was just out of law school. Songs like "Sweet Marie" and "Where's the Johnny Cash in Your Jukebox?" became instant hits with my small but loyal fan base at the time. After trying to fit myself into the corporate/lawyer world for a few years and ultimately being blessed with a daughter - my songwriting once again came to the forefront around 2005. In 2006 I was fortunate enough to be included in a book on Texas Troubadour's by Steve Harris alongside of folks like Billy Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. Though they will be forever in a class above the rest - I'll put a song like "First Train" or "Fresh Water" up against their best and not be ashamed, because I think we were drawing from the same well.

I like children, dogs, birds and flowers. I like people though I'm not much for parties. I like songs that move me cause it makes me feel alive. I sing songs to people and I'd love to sing some to you sometime.