JIM CAPUTO: New Lit Sky"Melted Toys is a dark song, but a strong statement and a fine introduction to Jim Caputo"
Bob Sherman, host of Woody's Children
WFUV 90.7 FM; Bronx, NY
"Jim Caputo...a name to keep your eyes on and ears open for"
-Charlie Backfish, host of Sunday Street
WUSB-90.7 FM; Stony Brook, NY
"Recently, I found your killer tune 'Not Even Rand-McNally.' Its a sweet song. The line about not finding the way back to your heart is perfect. I'll spin 'Rand' again."
-Tim Schaefer, host of Sunday Afternoons with Tim Schaefer
WKZE-98.1 FM; Sharon, CT
"Jim Caputo is a master storyteller who reveals the underlying truths that often go unnoticed in seemingly ordinary events, and wraps them up in cool melodies with which you'll find yourself humming along. The characters that inhabit his stories speak honestly. Their stories are often poignant without being saccharin or trite. In lesser hands, the subjects of Jim's hard-edged songs would seem bitter, however, he deftly turns them into thought-provoking and haunting vignettes. Fans of acoustic music will love Jim's rich, resonant voice, as well as his elegant guitar playing technique; his style is at once familiar, yet entirely his own. This seasoned performer always shares his warm and soulful presence with his audiences, and is deservedly popular on the acoustic music scene."
-Amy Tuttle, Folk Music Society of Huntington
Jim Caputo is a self-taught guitarist who has been playing for over 20 years. He is an accomplished songwriter, whose long awaited first CD New Lit Sky has been recently released. His music is a mixture of purist folk with modern and sometimes jazzy styles. Lyrically, Jim's songs make you laugh and make you think - and you can expect to hear a healthy dose of songs about unhealthy relationships. This is not your father's folk music.
-Hard Luck Cafe
Jim's favorite conversation with a new fan:
"That first song you sang, was that a Richard Shindell song?"
"Umm, no. It was mine."
The two-minute mp3 sample of "Trusted Gun" gives the impression that it is a pro-gun song. I promise it is not.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Eddie's Car
2. Not the Marrying Kind
3. Patch of Leather
4. Not Even Rand-McNally
5. There Was a Time
6. Arrows in the Wind
7. Love Is...
8. Cliffs of Acapulco
9. Trusted Gun
10. Melted Toys
11. Hard Love
12. The Rudy Waltz
13. Gift of Wings