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Valerio Piccolo

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Valerio Piccolo is a singer and songwriter from Rome. His new album, Adam and the Animals, is a collaboration with Rick Moody, who wrote all the lyrics. Recalling the tradition of ballads as a form of storytelling, the songs braid vignettes, short-short stories, and poems into an album that bridges the literary and indie-folk music camps. “Think of them as microfictions with melodies,” says Piccolo. Piccolo’s previous album, Poetry Notes, also features a song written by Moody, along with tracks written by Nick Flynn, Ben Greenman, Jonathan Lethem, Sarah Manguso, Meghan O’Rourke, Suzanne Vega, Dean Young, and Kevin Young.

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