July 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
If there is such a thing as a run-of-the-mill Festival performer, Tim Vitullo isn’t it.
In 2012 he released his first EP, This is the Thing. The tracks were all original compositions, exploring the harmonic & melodic characteristics of bebop, Brazilian bossa nova, and modal jazz. The EP doubled as his undergraduate thesis, enabling him to graduate with honors in music from Penn State, where he received a second bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
An accomplished singer, guitarist, & songwriter, Vitullo decided to return home to both Pittsburgh & his blues influences to record Josephine & Assorted Train Songs, his debut studio LP. That album borrows as much from Vitullo’s jazz, jam band, & country influences as it does the American blues tradition. Since its release, Tim has been performing regularly with his group, the Tim Vitullo Band in the northeast & midwest.