About Ten Ton Man
On Ten Ton Man's debut album, this trio of Paul Livornese on vocals and guitar, Paul Dugan, on upright and electric bass, and one of the founding members of "Big Lazy", are joined by session drummer Paul Tripp to create a landscape of songs that tell the story of a man who contemplates the life that has been dealt him. Unofficially the "Rocco's Midlife Crisis" saga.
Ten Ton Man is joined by Kelly Pratt on brass, who has played with Beirut and Arcade Fire and Erik Della Penna, Guitarist for Natalie Merchant, who adds lap steel and slide, on this indie, rootsy album.
Influences by Nick Cave and Johnny Cash can be heard throughout.
Born in Brooklyn - Paul a.k.a. Rocco - Is a Parson School of Design graduate and was playing in the lower east side clubs in a punk performance project in the late 80's. While establishing a career in the design field, Paul has played in various bands in NYC. In his past project, in the mid-90’s, his music was highlighted on MTV's out from the underground and on the MTV home videos “House of Style” and “Road Rules”. Just recently he’s decided to step out in front of the mic and perform his own tunes. It might be described as a lo-fi alternative bluesy roots based sound, but its hard to pin it down.