"... 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
"He has the soulfulness of Don Williams with the distinct sound of an Orbison or Cash. He is deep, broken and a hopeless romantic that's for sure.
I love it!!"
"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.'"
"One needs to listen a few times in order to digest the lyrics properly.
This man opens his soul to all who listen, so listen up! ... soon to be classic."
"I really like your horn arrangements and your use of cello on some of the songs. You don't always hear those instruments on an "Americana Rock" type record, and I think you succeeded..."
Domenic Cicala has just finished his first CD, "Who's Foolin Who," and it's great from start to finish. It kicks off with "Save Me," a moody tune that establishes Domenic's voice, a baritone that evokes shades of Dave Alvin, Warren Zevon, or Nick Cave... dark and evocative, but entirely his own. Track two, "Trouble," ups the tempo and adds horns; it sounds like Lou Reed fronting T Rex in New Orleans. The rest of the CD is a tour of musical styles of the American South. "Devil's Own Child" is a Texas waltz. "Come Back Kate" adds accordion. And so it goes... Doug Sahm vibes, to Zydeco, to Bo Diddley-esque R & B, to Memphis horns, back to a Texas two-step; Cicala subtly switches styles and instrumentation, making it all sound completely natural, featuring weary but hopeful, honest, straightforward lyrics, and framing his tuneful and recognizable voice. Well done, Domenic!