A Few Records I've Had The Pleasure Of Producing

Vito Petroccitto

Record Producer

Below are CDs/Records I've had the pleasure of either producing, or co-producing. I can't tell you how much I love recording music. It's been such an incredible journey over the years, being entrusted with an artist's project, being asked to take control of the overall outcome of a record, being asked to give the artist advice on a multitude of aspects with the project.  My favorite thing, some might call it my "niche" is to take an artist who may have never donned a set of head phones, perhaps never performed in the studio, maybe never recorded their own music before, is to take an artist into that world for the very first time and watch all the magic unfold, watch the artist bring each of their songs to fruition in a way that the artist never imagined!! Whether the project uses my "Studio 1061", or another studio, finding our way through to the finish is most rewarding. If you're in need of my services for your next project, please don't hesitate to contact me for a free consult!

Cause Of You

Frank Gadler

I had the pleasure of co-producing this brilliant “comeback” (of sorts) record, featuring the return of NRBQ’s former front man, Mr. Frank Gadler. Produced along with Willi Amrod, Dan Sheehan, and Frank himself, this record rocks. It also uses the "Outta Town Horns" and it’s full of high energy. It includes songs written by "Big Al" Anderson, Steve Ferguson, and Terry Adams, all NRBQ Alums, as well as the title track "Cause Of You" which was written by Frank Gadler and Vito Petroccitto. I grew up on Frankie's voice in the early NRBQ days, thanks to Willi Amrod, I was strategically placed right on the ground floor of this dream (to me) project!

Senior Moments

Stan Beinstein

This record is another incredible piece of work. Singer-Songwriter Stan Beinstein delivers some super rich performances here with songs that could only be written by a man who's "been around the block,” as they say. Songs of a most humorous nature intertwined with some of the most profound. Co-produced with Stan himself, and great friends Jim Gleason (Johnson Bros., Nashville, and yours truly once again.

Something Beautiful

Pat Lamanna

Record number three? Yes!!! Such a pleasure to work with one of the most authentic folk singers I know. Great musician, great songwriter!

Do I know my song well enough to start singing yet?

Pat Lamanna

Record number two! I loved the fact that Pat chose to work with me once again after "Full Circle".

Full Circle

Pat Lamanna

Kathy Moran

When The Rooster Sleeps Late

Holland, Thompson and Tooch

Producer mentioned in this review, Yay!

CD Review: Holland, Thompson, & Tooch 

Last Updated: 08/07/2013 7:50 pm

Before getting to all the good things to be heard on this frequently stunning debut, there are two things that tweak me: First, I wish the respected Hudson Valley trio would let its collective hair down and stray beyond the quiet folk/country margin. You can sense they want to swing but often hold themselves in check. Tweak number two: As accomplished as all three are at the craft of songwriting, you can sometimes feel the craft (i.e., the construction), and not the song (the feeling), at play.
With that said, singer-guitarist LuAnne Thompson’s countrified “Cabin on the Hill” is a resonant, meditative plea and the best song on this collection. I doubt if anyone is better at making the kind of simple yet eloquent life statements that multi-instrumentalist John Martucci does with the folk-jazzy “Gratitude” and the sing-along, feel-good closer “Keep on Chippin’.” Keyboardist-flutist Melissa Holland shakes the folk foundations with the spirited, finger-snapping, three-part a capella “Troubadour” and the playfully martial “Barbie 2000” (“Bulimic Barbie, press her tummy ‘Urp’ regurgitation”).
Though a few more instrumental dashes here and there wouldn’t have hurt, Vito Petroccitto’s clear, sparse production serves all 13 selections well, allowing each member a spotlight and the trio as a unit a chance to shine.

Back To Vietnam (single)

Alan Ross Haynes

From the "Naked Demos" record. Even played drums on this fine tune! Alan's been played around the world, I guess folks from around the globe have heard my drumming too!!

The Quilt

Thomas Boyd

A great time had by everyone that had any part in making this record. Tom is a fine singer songwriter and can tell a great story through song.

In His Eyes

Janie March