Birds of Worry
Songs are strange things. Sometimes they come and sometimes they don't. They're stubborn in that way. For Dom Deluca, songs have come to him all of his life - as a child to amuse his classmates, as a young adult to amuse his family and finally, and more recently, as a vehicle for all of those thoughts and feelings buzzing around inside of him. And how do they buzz? A singer-songwriter in the classic mould, who cites Bob Dylan, Ron Sexsmith and Townes Van Zandt as major influences, Dom Deluca writes smart, witty lyrics and pairs them with well-crated melodies to create songs that make their mark and make it well. Whether carefully finger picking a quiet tune, casually strumming through some country inflected folk or raucously rocking out with the help of a few friends, Dom knows the song is the thing. And yes, Dom writes love songs and plenty of them. Love as it begins, ends. Good love, bad love - even a love song or two for his hometown. He writes hopeful love songs that suggest, in their unsung subtext, the worried feelings of failure just around the corner. He writes cynical love songs that map out in detail why love is often not an easy thing. Oh, and Dom writes post-love love songs as, looking back, he tries in vain to understand why everything went wrong. Singing with passion and conviction and whether shouting or gently putting across a song in hushed tones, Dom Deluca offers up a debut CD full of hope and joy and sadness and every other feeling in between. The song is the thing, indeed!