Tony Rosario is a true son of the soil and a Colorado favorite. The self-appointed Trailer-park Troubadour and "regular folks" representative (If double-wide means upgrade, you sing the song of my people:-) He's a rugged oaken voiced guitar-slinger/troubadour, deftly running the rails from from Blues, Country, Rock, Folk, R&B, and Soul with the purpose of a steam-train engineer and an anything but common 1-man groove a country mile wide.
"I've wandered a bit. My old guitar has been my constant companion and confidante for as long as I can remember. Old ghosts live inside her wooden shell and when the night is right she sings to me and whispers great tales of love and loss - of heroes and friends. Like a warm breeze I will roll your way from time to time with a new story from an old confidante. This train has no destination , it's just meant to roll"
He's a skilled and powerfully entertaining performer. An engaging storyteller covering everything from heartaches to hard time with a subtle warmth that is in one moment the soft spoken country preacher, and in the next a wild eyed riverboat gambler bound straight for hell on the next thing smokin'. He wrings and wrangles and coaxes every last note out of his ancient Sears & Roebuck Silvertone guitar like an alchemist divining golden treasures out of common lead. An old wooden box suddenly becomes a kick drum and a foot-driven woodblock & tambourine contraption drives the backbeat like the authority of a chain-gang sledgehammer. When the show is over and the lights fall he leaves his audiences with the powerful notion that they've got a new confidante and some pretty simple things to feel good about.
The songs are real and gritty, upbeat and driving, painful and hopeful, playful and sincere, and everything in between. Stories built to move the mind and bodies - and hopefully a heart or two along the way. Music made to encourage tapping your toes,shakin' your feathers, and loving who ya love like you'll never let em go:-)
Tony Rosario’s career of over 25 years in the music industry includes stints working and or recording with platinum-selling group Firefall, new age cowboy artist Chuck Pyle, Polygram Records, MCA/Crosswind Publishing, Reel One Publishing, and recording artist Michael Johnson. He is highly acclaimed as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, recording artist, performer, producer, and teacher. He has appeared in concert with such artists as Gov't Mule, John Cowan, Shawn Colvin, Richie Furay, Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, New Grass Revival, and Delbert McClinton..He's received critical acclaim from USA Today, Las Vegas Sun Times, Le Monde-Paris -France, The Rocky Mountain News, The Geneva Free Press-Switzerland, The Boulder Daily Camera, and the Telluride Watch , etc.
American Songwriter Magazine described him as a "performer not to miss". Find out for yourself what audiences all over are soakin' up like sweet rain on parched soil.