Taking It To The Street, Tony Campanella’s debut album on Gulf Coast Records drops April 19th.
“Produced by long-time friend Mike Zito, this is blues rock at a pure, unadulterated level. What makes him stand out from the millions of other Blues/Rock axe-men is his talent. Campanella has a strong voice and his guitar playing is just outrageous. He changes it up plenty between the outright rockers and some really funky stuff as well as a version of ‘Good Morning Little Schoolgirl’ that is downright nasty.” — Music-News.com
When producer/musician Mike Zito and Guy Hale founded Gulf Coast Records, Tony Campanella was exactly the type of musician they wanted to sign. Mike Zito has known Tony Campanella nearly 30 years. Tony learned from the local greats: Tommy Bankhead, Marcel Strong, Big George Brock, Lonnie Johnson, Henry Townsend, Bennie Smith and many others. A veteran rockin’ blues artist from the St. Louis area, Tony Campanella has been playing regularly for 25 years, making a name for himself as one of the best guitarists in the city. Tony has a new sense of purpose to his playing and a spark he felt when he was just a kid learning to play the guitar. Now is the time for Tony Campanella to shine, to bring his passion and soul to more people. St. Louis has known what a rare commodity it has in Tony for a long time but now it will share him with the world. Tony is a virtuoso level guitarist with a big voice full of fire. He brings years of experience in his debut recording for Gulf Coast Records and an album that will make Blues Rock fans swoon. Tony is ready and he is taking it to the street.
Tony’s debut album on Gulf Coast Records, Taking It To The Street, was recorded at MARZ Studio with producer Mike Zito. Musicians: Tony Campanella: Guitar, Vocals, Terry Dry: Bass Guitar, Matt Johnson: Drums, Lewis Stephens: Piano/Organ/Wurlitzer, and Mike Zito: Rhythm Guitar/Slide Guitar.