Terry Vittone
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Terry Vittone

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The best kept secret in music


"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"

“…Salt on the Rim is classic. The almost stately resignation of the words and music delivers the listener to the doorstep of the Band’s Music at Big Pink.” - Dave Luhrssen


Move On Like the Tortoise (2003) Inspired by the songsters and pickers of 20th century America, "Tortoise" speaks both to folk tradition and pop innovation.


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A multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Terry Vittone blends a unique mixture of traditional folk and Piedmont blues stylings with a modern pop perspective. Terry uses a flavorful blend of acoustic instruments, with old flattops, dobros, and tricone Nationals sitting comfortably in the mix. In concert, Terry wows audiences with his finger-style virtuosity and the warmth and personality of his songs.

Biographical Notes
In the mid 80’s, Terry fronted a pop band, Bitter Pleasures, which released a record produced by Butch Vig and Steve Marker of Garbage. Bitter Pleasures toured extensively with acts including Mink DeVille and The Producers. As a sideman, Terry played guitar and lap steel with John Seiger and Semi-Twang from 1993 to 1995, and from 1996 to 2001 he performed live and recorded two records with Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeeans. Dates with Cebar included the Montreal and New Orleans Jazz Festivals, the Mountain Stage and “What Do You Know” radio shows, and national tours with Robert Cray and the BoDeans. Terry is an accomplished songwriter and has been covered by the House of Blues artist Paul Black, the gospel quartet the Masonic Wonders, jazz singer Donna Woodall, and has licensed his songs for film and television with OneMusic of Nashville and Los Angeles. Terry has opened shows for John Cale, Billy Brag, The Persuasions, Chris Duarte, Jonathan Richman, Butch Vig and Duke Erickson, Robert Cray, and The BoDeans.