Clint Niosi / Bio
Clint Niosi is an award nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist and national touring artist with a hard earned reputation as one the premiere voices of North Texas. With a sly literary wit and healthy helpings of humor and drama Clint’s songs are meditations best savored and explored through repeated listening expeditions. Drawing divergent influences including Leonard Cohen, Robyn Hitchcock, Serge Gainsberg, Scott Walker, and Nick Drake Clint continually pushes against the grain and status quo in search of unfamiliar sonic and lyrical terrain.
Clint Niosi has shared the stage with many acclaimed artists including VietNam, Chris Masterson (of Son Volt), Jana Hunter, The Republic Tigers, The Lovely Sparrows, The Theater Fire, The Weird Weeds, Musée Mécanique, and The Migrant. In 2008 Clint Niosi released his ambitious debut album The Sound of Dead Horses Beaten Against Cold Shoulders. The Sound of Dead Horses Beaten Against Cold Shoulders was listed as one of the top 20 Texas albums of 2008 by the Star Telegram, received an honorable mention as one of the top albums of 2008 by QuickDFW, and received a nomination for “Album of the Year” from Fort Worth Weekly. In 2008 Clint was nominated for “Best Alternative Country” by the Fort Worth Weekly. In 2009 Clint was nominated for “Big Solo Artist” by QuickDFW. Also in 2009 Clint was nominated for four awards by the Fort Worth Weekly including “Best Folk/Acoustic”, “Best Songwriter”, “Song of the Year” for My Mephistophilis and “Album of the Year” for The Sound of Dead Horses Beaten Against Cold Shoulders. "My Mephistophilis" went on to be listed as one of the Best Songs of the Decade by Fort Worth Weekly. Clint was nominated for "Best Folk/Acoustic" by the Fort Worth Weekly again in 2010 and for "Best Folk/Psyschadelic" in 2011.
Clint starred and sang in “On the Origins of the Specifics: The Musical” by John Carlisle Moore and Joe Rogers at the renowned Hip Pocket Theater in 2010. He returned to Hip Pocket Theater in 2011 along with guitar virtuoso Darrin Kobetich to provide all original music for Jonhnny Simons' adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic “The Butterfly’s Evil Spell”.
Currently Clint is recording the highly anticipated follow up to The Sound of Dead Horses Beaten Against Cold Shoulders with producer James Talambas (The Theater Fire) for a 2012 release. Clint is also scoring the music for the film Her Wilderness from award winning director Frank Mosley.
- Band Members:
- Clint Niosi, Aaron Bartz, Claire Hecko, Matt Hansen, Tommy Garcia
- Artist Name:
- Clint Niosi
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- Active Since:
- Folk / Teeth / Blood
- Fort Worth, TX