TAVO CARBONE is a song-singing performer, writer, musician and painter - primarily on voice guitar and piano - backed by a rotating lineup of musicians. Carbone toured the US and Europe for several years with 2007 albums 2/3 Skeleton and Ear Training, releasing 2008's live album Forward (with a 17-piece band/orchestra) and 2010's Horse's Mouth - toured as a band under the name's pseudonym through 2012. In 2013, Tavo released home studio albums Disco Forest and I I (2014) and is now performing more regularly with Adele Mori (cello) and others, and presently resides in northern Vermont.
New material released 9.11.18 with Single / EP Who's The Boss? premiering alternate versions of song from upcoming full 10-track Studio LP Narcissyphus (out 11.9.18). The album will be followed by perpetual touring starting early 2019.
Carbone has recorded and released albums independently since 2001 that range in sonic quality from crude to manicured. Albums include Pitch (2005), Up the Beanstalk (2003), Howling at the Moon (2003), Oakley Furgason and the Trapezoidal Dilemma (2001), Cavalcade (2002), Ribcageophone (2004), or Indian War Tuxedo: Home Recordings '98 - '12 (2018).
The artist has played concerts with Real Estate, The Books, Pattern is Movement, The Extraordinaires, The Spinto Band, Helado Negro, Will Stratton, Jonny Fritz, Dinosaur Feathers, MiniBoone, Manners, The Armchairs, Frances, Wailing Wall, Marc Benevento, Grandchildren, Wighead, Cameron Hull, The Viennagram, Paper Bird, Invisible Hand, and others.
Tavo Carbone's musical/artistic influences include Tom Waits, Michael Hurley,Lord Buckley, Charles Ives, Charlie Christian, T-Bone Walker, Bob Dylan, Gabby Pahinui, Muddy Waters, Randy Newman, Roy Buchanan, Sonnyboy Williamson II, Howlin' Wolf, Al Bowlly & Ray Noble Orchestra, Captain Beefheart, Debussy, The Fugs, The Beatles, Thelonious Monk, Radiohead, Schoenberg, Bartok, Olivier Messiaen, Albert Collins, Danny Gatton, Harry Partch, Frank Zappa, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sun Ra, Nirvana, Liberace, L7, Mudhoney, Smashing Pumpkins, Stravinsky, Barry White, Lonnie Johnson, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Mister Rogers, Francis Bacon, Jackson Pollack, Giotto, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, The Village People, John Lennon, etc