John Vento releases his single “Taxi”, a live acoustic version of the Harry Chapin classic, as the 10th track from the “Brick By Brick” album. John Vento along with Bob Zigerelli and Cherylann Hawk have added blissful acoustic art and sounds to this classic.  Taking inspiration from Chapin’s work, their passion for acoustic sounds conjures the ’70s and ’80s era.  Chapin’s inspirational and meaningful verses fit well the organic instrumentals.

The sensational music is poetry in motion. John Vento’s track “Taxi” dives into blissful acoustic sounds that let the vivid lyrics come to life in your own imagination. Extraordinary vocals burn with passion, while describing the events of a taxi cab driver’s night.

The introduction of  Cherylann Hawk’s vocals further proves and truly showcases the trio’s talents and ability.  This new rendition of a classic song has truly become one of Vento’s best…making the song his own.

An Interesting story about John Vento and Harry Chapin took place on a flight in 1981, just before Chapin’s death, where John was sitting next to Harry, and he didn’t even realize it. After 45 minutes of conversation, he asked Harry Chapin, “Has anyone ever told you that you  look just like Harry Chapin?’  His reply…’Yes, I get that all of the time, because that’s my name.” 

John Vento raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for charity as well by doing performances and fronts The Nied’s Hotel Band, voted Pittsburgh’s Best Bar Band in 2016. 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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