Vinicio Capossela (born 14 December 1965) is an Italian singer-songwriter. His style is strongly influenced by US singer and songwriter Tom Waits (Capossela repeatedly recorded his songs with the help of Waits' guitarist, Marc Ribot), though it also draws from the traditions of Italian folk music (especially those of Irpinia, the part of Campania where his family moved from in the 1950s). Capossela's lyrics are highly original and are often inspired by literary sources such as John Fante, Geoffrey Chaucer, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and others.

Capossela was born in Hannover (Germany) from Italian parents, and moved very early to Emilia Romagna. He has been living in Milan since 1987.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1990 All'una e trentacinque circa 3
1991 Modì 2
1994 Camera a sud 1
1996 Il ballo di San Vito 1
2000 Canzoni a manovella 1
2006 Ovunque proteggi 1
2008 Da solo 2
2011 Marinai, profeti e balene 4
2012 Rebetiko gymnastas 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 L'indispensabile 1
2010 The Story-Faced Man 11

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 Live in Volvo 1
2006 Nel niente sotto il sole 1
2009 Solo Show Alive 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1992 La regina del Florida 1
2006 Dalla parte di Spessotto 1
2008 In clandestinità 1
2012 Abbandonato (Los ejes de mi carreta) 1


Year Title RatingReleases
2011 La nave sta arrivando 1

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