Location: AMERICA NORTH: USA: Washington (WA)
Genre: AC - Roots - Americana
Influences: JJ Cale, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, John Hiatt
R.X. Bertoldi is an award-winning singer songwriter from the Seattle area. His original "Black Coffee in the Mornin'" was in rotation on Sirius satellite radio's Coffeehouse program for over four years running, and his cover of the Faces' "Ooh La La" was spun for over two years in their Covers program.
His latest releases benefit from the expert production and musical skills of Johnny Sangster (Mudhoney, Posies, Neko Case, et al) and several other top Seattle players, resulting in some of the strongest and most radio-friendly music he's made to date.
His last album was all covers, but his newest record is a dozen originals that address contemporary social issues in lively and fresh approach, ranging from ballads about soldiers and prisoners to rock-n-rollers about false-light targeting, bullying and political corruption. Bertoldi throws a lot of energy into these latest songs (as does the studio support band) and they do not disappoint.