John Vento has released his new video “Baby Blues.” The song is from his soundtrack album to the play “Love, Lust and Other Wreckage.”
“Baby Blues’ was the beginning of it all. Bert Lauble’s haunting lyrics inspired the entire direction of the ‘Love, Lust & Other Wreckage’ album.”— John Vento
Pittsburgh rocker John Vento has a lot on his mind these days…he recently underwent vocal chord surgery; he is co-founder of Band Together Pittsburgh (with Ron “Moondog” Esser), a local charity that promotes Autism causes; his music career has skyrocketed on the national scene, with a Top 20 iTunes single, multiple radio airplay chart successes and a worldwide distribution deal with MTS Records; and Vento is preparing for the two-night production of the play, “Love, Lust and Other Wreckage,” written by renowned playwright Amy Hartman, and based on Vento’s life and album of the same name. With all of that happening, one might think Vento would be out of steam.
Proving that veteran rockers only get better with age, John Vento releases his next music video, “Baby Blues” on Friday, September 6th. “Baby Blues’ was the beginning of it all,” said Vento. “Bert Lauble’s haunting lyrics inspired the entire direction of the ‘Love, Lust & Other Wreckage’ album.”
The video was directed by Nicole W. Ross, who is also among the cast members of the play, with cinematography by James Buckley, David Oleniacz and Nicole W. Ross. The video was edited by Lauren Balint.
Watch “Baby Blues” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7IO9VNhqaM.
The release coincides with Vento’s appearance on Pittsburgh rock juggernaut station, WDVE 102.5 FM. Vento will appear on the airwaves to plug the upcoming play performances, as well as perform some music from the soundtrack album in the ‘DVE “Coffeehouse.” Listeners can tune in on iheartradio and at https://dve.iheart.com/.
ABOUT JOHN VENTO: John Vento is often called a chameleon in the Pittsburgh music scene; and, while his critics may use the term as a pejorative, Vento views it as a compliment. He understands that they’re motivated by the frustration of their inability to lock him into a specific musical style. After all, the front man for the high-energy, hard-rockin’ band, the Nied’s Hotel Band, is also known for his introspective, brooding solo recordings. Rather than a drawback, however, Vento considers such diversity to be among his strengths; and his fans agree. They relish sharing his tumultuous trek toward achieving his artistic vision, which he accomplishes by channeling a blend of eclectic influences through his own, raw emotions. For more information, please visit http://www.johnvento.com.
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