Hot off the Presses
Check out these amazing reviews of the new record Come On Over The Honky Tonk Duets
from Glide Magazine - Come On Over (Honky Tonk Duets) a soon to be timeless collection of songs that sounds like a long lost could have been Gordon Lightfoot/Linda Ronstadt album. Cicala delivers with a spectral croon that rings in a tender warmth and shiny upside reserved for 70’s folk legends.
Country Music People Magazine gave it 4.5/5 stars
"Now, imagine a honky-tonk, country duets album that arrives without fanfare or expectation from a guy you’ve never encountered singing with a few different female voices...AND you are completely blown away by the set, as much as you likely woulda been if had old favourites popped out of your speakers."
"Frequently a CD from an artist I've never heard of arrives for review. Seldom do I fall over on the chesterfield listening. This album of duets may not be the country album of the year, but it is going to be close! Holy!" - Music reviews and thoughts @FervorCoulee
What They Say
“ Although he may be an obscure name outside of his immediate area, Domenic Cicala is more than worth a spin for anyone with an affinity for country, folk, Americana and rootsy sounds. ” - Dave Strkyer
"Vocally Domenic’s smooth croon charts a persuasive course along warm, laconic roads previously travelled by Glen Campbell and Jim Croce." _ Alan Cackett
“... his music is hard to classify because, “It’s a blend of decades, musical influences, and dark places that just come through— all the situations of life.”
— Town Courier
“ "Domenic Cicala has a special talent for songwriting and conveying his message. One word in particular always comes to me when I think about Domenic's style ... and the word is 'authentic.'" ”
Just a word
Hailing from the D.C. area, Domenic Cicala - A singer/songwriter with a love for the 3 minute song. Largely influenced by the holy musical trinity of Hank, Elvis and Bruce and owing all his musical acumen to the sagely philosophy of Woody Guthrie "If you play more than 2 chords you are showing off". Domenic is a Roots Rock/Americana artist who performs his own compositions as well as digging deep into the covers catalog.
Domenic was recently referred to as a “newcomer”. His first public performance was in 2008 and his first record was released in 2014. The CD called "Who's Foolin Who", which garnered a Wammie nomination for “Best Roots Rock recording”, is a record that brings together many musical elements and styles from country punk waltz to Memphis style R&B to quirky folk/pop. The record features the cream of the crop of DC musicians, as well as guest appearances by Birds of Chicago and Rachel Harrington.
While performing “relentlessly” as one promoter put it, Domenic put out Our Favorite Song. The record reached number 34 on the Roots Music Report chart and landed at #128 out of top 200 for 2017.
Currently post-pandemic will find Domenic out on the road playing sings from the latest release Come On Over and in the studio working on the follow-up solo project.