PASSPORT: Nick Piunti


What was the biggest fun during the making of Beyond The Static?

NP: Ryan Allen’s background vocals for “Heart Stops Beating”. I didn’t know what he would come up with but the part was perfect. Especially the “Hey”.

If we want to know you, which song do we have to listen to? And why?

NP: It’s like picking a favorite child, but I would say “13 in My Head”.  About as autobiographical as I get.

The music industry has changed a lot (or so they say). What did it bring you? And what not?

NP: Technology has brought connection and exposure to people I couldn’t have reached years ago. Unfortunately there are so many people making music, and there isn’t much in the way of filtering out the fluff.  But if there’s a will to find out the good stuff there is definitely a way to do it.

Who is the best musician in the world nobody has heard of yet? And why will this change very soon?

NP: Best Musician?  I’m more interested in the best songwriters. Ryan Allen is one of my favorite Songwriters from Detroit. And I’m excited about The new Legal Matters album coming next year(Friends of mine). Mike Viola is probably the best song writer/singer that I’ve personally met. He’s spent the last two years touring with Ryan Adams and he is crazy talented. Will the world find out? Tough to do without a lot of money.

She tells you she will decide on a 5-song-mixed tape if there is going to be a second date. Which 5 would you put on?

NP: Mix tape for a second date?  I don’t think my wife would go for

that but…

  1. Couch Surfing-Friendly Foes
  2. Love Untold-Paul Westerberg
  3. Hair of the Dog-Mike Viola
  4. Tonight-The Raspberries
  5. Talent Show-Replacements

What’s up for the next couple of months?

NP: Getting back into the studio to record my next album.(Untitled at the present time). I have 6 songs started (2016 release).

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