John Riccio
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John Riccio

Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
Band Pop Singer/Songwriter

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Tomorrow is What it Used to Be, EP

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Hello. My name is John Riccio. I write the music I play, and play the instruments for the music I write. I believe that my music is the personification of things left unsaid.
I was born the youngest of four children and named after my multi-intrumentalist grandfather, John. An "afterthought child," I grew up in Fairfield, CT, a quaint New England town 45 miles northeast of New York City, which composer Leonard Bernstein, photographer David LaChapelle, and Wiffleball-creator David N. Mullany once called home.
My musical upbringing was oddly quiet. There wasn't a lot of music being played around my house, and the songs that I did hear, came as muffled masterpieces just beyond my siblings' locked bedroom doors. So, I made my own world and filled it up with sound.
I quickly became fascinated by the personal music of artists such as Nick Drake and Neil Young, while gravitating toward songs that had heady yet understated arrangements ( the Pop production of Quincy Jones comes to mind).
Trading in idyllic Fairfield for down-and-out New Orleans, I developed my own music, which I refer to as Lush Americana, equal parts Bruce Springsteen and the Flaming Lips.
These days I'm living in Los Angeles, CA, and letting people hear my take on confessional storytelling with an EP entitled, Tomorrow is What it Used to Be. The 6-song EP, which was self-performed-and-produced, features the co-production of Ethan Allan (Tricky, Luscious Jackson, Throwing Muses) on two tracks. Drummer Travis McNabb (Better than Ezra) also appears on the disc. In my spare time, I contribute music to other projects, including scores for the ESPN series, Guide House: Montauk.