Joseph Tonelli
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Joseph Tonelli

Boulder, Colorado, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Boulder, Colorado, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Folk Americana


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"My Situation"

Your Score: 99.000000

judged by: ALEX FORBES

average score for this contest: 95.466102

Ranking: 8 - honorable mention
Congratulations! You have scored one of the top 10 positions in this contest!!

Originality: 98
Originality Comments:
You paint a really vivid image of a slice of life. I love the details and the conversational quality of your lyrics, and the offhand nature of the melody. Great work!

Composition: 100
Composition Comments:
Excellent sense of song form. This is very 21st century, with the droning vibe and chord progression, topped with a moving melody. Bravo.

Melody: 98
Melody Comments:
It's wonderfully effective just the way it is!

Lyrics: 100
Lyrics Comments:
So very many great lines! I've listed some of my favorites below. You have a fantastic sense of imagery, prosody, metaphorical language, onomotopoeia... all that great stuff.

Phrasing: 100
Phrasing Comments:
Perfect blend of voice and song. Expert work!
Overall Impact: 98 - Indie International


Still working on that hot first release.



Joseph Tonelli-BIO

 Hailing from Colorado, Joseph Tonelli is a driven, passionate and earnest singer-songwriter whose music bridges the gaps between Justin Townes Earle's Americana storytelling and Bon Iver's ethereal soundscapes. 

 Joseph's music is refreshingly stripped down to the bare essentials, allowing the sheer evocative power of his lyricism to shine through the sparse arrangements and direct song formats, making for a mood that feels timeless, yet highly individual and character-driven.  

Joseph is passionate about the inherent poetry of music. Inspired by lyrical giants such as Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Iron and Wine, and Neil Young, he views every song as an opportunity to make a genuine connection. After many years and a long spiritual roundabout, Joseph is grateful for the opportunity to be creating and sharing his music again. 

Check out his recent interview with BolderBeat HERE. Joseph talks about the DIY recording process, history, and heart.


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