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Regional Beat: DiCOSIMO



DiCOSIMO: Where We Are (self-released)

Singer-songwriter (and President of the Cleveland Federation of Musicians) Leonardo DiCosimo assembled an impressive team of local musicians for this album that features him on lead vocals and bass guitar. Singer-songwriter Brent Kirby produced the disc and singer-songwriter Brian Straw engineered it at Survival Kit Gallery. It sounds sharp too. The album opens with the They Might Be Giants-like "Meet the Sheridans," a whimsical tune that DiCosimo wrote about some of his close friends who like to party hearty. It serves as a nice way to kick off the collection of quirky tunes. While DiCosimo doesn't have the strongest voice, he sounds like he's having a blast on songs such as the barroom rocker "Put It There" and the piano-driven "Cleveland International," the latter of which includes several references to Cleveland culture.

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