John Vento is a passionate singer-songwriter that once again shows the best of his penmanship (along with David Granati and Matt Wohlfarth) with his latest release “That Damn War (Father & Son).” While he is often known for his energetic rhythm and roots rock tunes, Vento shows his vulnerable side in an acoustic melody that describes the relationship of a father and son going through tough times, longing to know the man who can no longer find himself in the mirror. The minimalistic backdrop allows Vento’s strong yet soothing vocals to deliver the emotional gut punch the lyrics need. Anyone with some sort of connection to a father figure can feel this record, and it shows why Vento is one of the more recognizable storytellers in the genre.

In addition to his solo career, John Vento fronts The Nied’s Hotel Band, voted Pittsburgh’s Best Bar Band in 2016. Through his performances, he has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for charity. John is a Communitas Award Winner for his work as co-founder of Band Together Pittsburgh. His leadership, generosity and work ethic are well known throughout the Pittsburgh music scene. John is a #1 international iTunes charting artist, a Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist and a 2019 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner. He has appeared on Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC TV.

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–Colton Devonshire