Who's Next: Music; 21 Leaders Defining the New Pittsburgh Sound
"As lead singer and guitarist of Tim Vitullo Band, he brings a blues influence the band’s debut studio LP Josephine & Assorted Train Songs. A fan of the album calls it “the kind of album you listen to on repeat for weeks, with beautifully crafted lyrics and incredibly awe-inspiring music that makes you think, feel, dance and sing.” Songs on the album combine to create a portrait of “contemporary Americana blues” with notes of jazz, jam band, country and blues. Another fan describes him as “an extremely intelligent, motivated young musician with an old soul.""
-- Rossilynne Culgan, The Incline, October 2017 (Link)
Album Review: Tim Vitullo, Josephine & Assorted Train Songs
"Don’t think for a second however that this album is a sleepy Sunday afternoon waltz, this album navigates the musical waters of funk and soul quite masterfully. The album slides back and forth with a soulful shuffle of ebb and flow climaxing in crescendos of horns and an effectively clean guitar tone further emphasizing that Tim Vitullo not only knows how to write and produce a great song, but wants to bring an authentic sound to the table and really rock it out."
-- Taco Olmstead, The Jamwich, Issue 59 - March 2017 (Link)
Local Blues Rocker Tim Vitullo to Open for The Marcus King Band on 2/23
"Their most recent release is a twelve-track album, Josephine & Assorted Train Songs, which came out in August 2015. They’re working on new material now, but in the meantime, this record offers impressive range and appealing consistency in both subject matter and musical elements. From the fast tempo and cheery horns of “Wake Up,” to the old-school organ riffs and call-and-response vocals of the lead single “Josephine,” to a sparse, moody ballad about emotional turmoil in “A Different Kind of Blue,” Vitullo and company prove they’re not one-trick ponies. The lead vocals and guitar from Vitullo himself are lovely and skillful throughout as well."
-- Melanie Stangl, Sound Scene Express, February 2017 (Link)
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"Vitullo’s 2015 album, Josephine and Assorted Train Songs, is an infectious record full of bluesy beats and guitars perfect for these cold February days where you need a little pep in your step."
-- The Cut Magazine, February 2017 (Link)
First/Last: Tim Vitullo
Tim was featured by HughShows Photography's recurring First/Last interview series in February, 2017. (Link)
An Unusual Honors Thesis- and a Fun Album
I’ve been listening to This is the Thing! on and off since early May, when Christian Brady, dean of the Schreyer Honors College, tweeted out a link to it with this introduction: “Man, I cannot tell you how much better my day just got thanks to this EP.”
So I clicked, and the music saved me during a long day of copy editing.
I’m certainly no expert, but I think the album turned out great. I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.
-- Lori Shontz, The Penn Stater Magazine, July 2012 (Link)