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They said it couldn’t be done. Four different songwriters joining forces to form a single band? There was simply no precedent (outside of CSNY, The Beatles, The Traveling Wilburys, The Highwaymen, Monsters of Folk, etc). And yet Fantastic Cat did it anyway, defying the odds and teaming up to record their highly unanticipated 2022 debut, The Very Best Of Fantastic Cat. Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a wildly satisfying collection of folk-rock, country, Americana, and good old rock & roll" that offers “equal doses of Dylan and Springsteen,” the album earned the vocal-trading, instrument-swapping collective their national TV debut, sold-out headline dates around the US and Europe, festival performances everywhere from Sundance to Take Root, and a song in the Paramount+ series Tulsa King. In 2023, the unlikely four-piece collaborated with all-star producer Butch Walker on a 50th anniversary recording of Wings’ “Band On The Run,” which prompted even more love from Rolling Stone, who dubbed them “the Harlem Globetrotters of Americana.”

 

Individually, each member of Fantastic Cat boasts their own impressive resume along with a litany of critical acclaim. Paste declared Don DiLego's latest album a "stunner.” NPR said Anthony D’Amato “sings and writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter.” Rolling Stone called Brian Dunne’s new record “the sleeper album of the year” and praised Mike Montali’s band, Hollis Brown, as “the soundtrack for a late-night drive through the American heartland.” Collectively, though, the four transcend their respective roots, emerging here as velvet-clad rock and roll cooperative far greater than the sum of its parts.

 

They say some cats are born fantastic; others have fantasy thrust upon them. These guys are somewhere in the middle.

PRESS

"A wildly satisfying collection of folk-rock, country, Americana, and good old rock & roll" - Rolling Stone

"Harmony-swapping heartbreakers" - American Songwriter

"Swung successfully from a sneering Dylan-and-the-Band roll to Marshall Crenshaw fronting the E Street Band to touches of '70s country" - Boston Globe

"Cathartic, life-affirming fervor"- No Depression

"A formidable collection" - Glide Magazine

"At once fun, freewheeling, achingly intimate, and beautifully honest" - Atwood Magazine

"One of the most impressive debuts so far this year" - Americana Highways

HIGHLIGHTS

* National TV Debut On CBS Saturday Morning

* Rolling Stone Video Premiere

 

* 50th Anniversary Cover of "Band On The Run"

with Butch Walker featured in Rolling Stone

 "C'mon Armageddon" Featured In The Soundtrack

Of Paramount+'s "Tulsa King" Starring Sylvester Stallone

* Debut LP Hit #1 on Amazon Folk Chart

and #2 on iTunes Alternative Chart

* Multiple 1M+ Editorial Spotify Playlist Placements

Including Fresh Finds and All New Indie

* Radio Play Everywhere From WFUV and KEXP

To SiriusXM The Spectrum and Outlaw Country

* Multiple Headline Nights at NYC's Bowery Ballroom

* US Tour Supporting Low Cut Connie

* Festival Dates At Sundance, Rock Boat, In Between Days,

Mile of Music, Sisters Folk, MeadowGrass, Green River,

Kilkenny Roots (Ireland), Take Root (Netherlands),

Roots & Roses (Belgium), And More

LIVE VIDEOS

MUSIC VIDEOS

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