A larger-than-life character on the Italian music scene, Vinicio Capossela (born in Hannover, Germany, 1965) can boast an extraordinary career dating back to 1990.
Capossela’s world evolved around the American underground culture and the road myth (namely Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski and Tom Waits) as well as the Italian exoticism embodied by the legendary Luis Prima in the US or Renato Carosone in Italy.
Capossela’s early works displayed a real passion for Italo-Americanness, for the kind of entertainment portrayed in Martin Scorsese’s films. His style is strongly influenced by Tom Waits (Capossela repeatedly recorded his songs with the help of Waits’ guitarist, Marc Ribot), though it also draws from the traditions of Italian folk music.
Capossela’s lyrics are highly original and are often inspired by literary sources such as John Fante, Geoffrey Chaucer, Louis-Ferdinand Cèline, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and others.
A rare chance to see him in two gigs in a row in a very intimate and evocative venue to appreciate at the best his talent.