Our Very Own Rockstar: Joe Vito

Junior Joey Vitagliano released his first album “State Street” and is doing live performances at the Crescent Ballroom, Pubrock, and Xtreme Bean Coffee.

Olivia Doyle, Columnist

Joey Vitagliano, junior, has always loved music. He started performing in his dad’s band three years ago, and began his solo performances a year and a half ago.

The recently released “State Street” is Vitagliano’s first original album and first step to becoming famous. The album contains alternative rock songs such as “State Street,” “Anything at All,” “Be Something,” “It’s Okay,” “Read Reciept Blues,” “Los Llanos,” “So it Goes,” “In the Summer,” “Bridal Veil Falls,” and “Valley of the Sun.” All proceeds he makes performing these live will go towards sending him to the Berklee Summer Music Camp.

Berklee Summer Camp is a five-week intensive program in Boston, where Vitagliano will live in the dorms and have classes Monday through Friday. “It is a great opportunity because it sets you up with these convention classes,” says Vitagliano, “I have attended three other smaller weekend conventions at Berklee, but none are as big as this one.” Vitagliano will have chances to meet and train with Meghan Trainor and John Mayer.

Vitagliano describes how much he enjoys the performance side of music, in saying, “Concerts are really important to me. I think it is cool how your soul is part of the music and how you can connect with people.” He described his music style is surf folk rock with a jazzy twist: “I really like to get a balance between fun and easy music and music that speaks to you and means something.” You can find Vitagliano’s album on SoundCloud under “Joe Vito,” and the album and t-shirts are also available for purchase at joevitomusic.com. If you Mac DeMarco or Father John Misty are some of your favorite artists, you will love Vitagliano’s music.