Story of a Minute in America
Danny Lanzetta is an exciting new spoken word artist. His dynamic words span an array of subjects, from his biting indictment of Bill O'Reilly to the forlorn and melancholy moments of everyday life. Lanzetta's new spoken rhythm record, The Story of a Minute in America, is a dizzying combination of music and words, which he recorded in the basement of his home in Poughkeepsie, New York with his producer and writing partner, Chris Cubeta. As part of the GaluminumFoil Presents acoustic show, Lanzetta has appeared at various clubs in and around New York City including the Bowery Poetry Cafe, CB's Gallery, The Duplex and Don't Tell Mama's. Now going solo, Lanzetta is ready to revolutionize the spoken word genre with the help of a new band that includes the energetic skills of John Sanchez and Jeff Berner on guitars, Chris Trainor on drums and Mike Hamel on bass. In a previous life, Lanzetta starred on Broadway in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, Les Miserables, and in off-Broadway's critically acclaimed Falsettoland. He also appeared for two years on the CBS television series Brooklyn Bridge as Alan Silver. Among the distinguished people he has worked with include Kevin Spacey, Anthony Hopkins, Marion Ross, John Spencer, Mickey Rourke, Mercedes Ruehl and Mimi Rogers. Lanzetta has been writing seriously for over ten years, both poetry and prose, spurred on by his adolescent disillusionment with the acting business and a tiny high school creative writing class that co-starred a former chess champion and a classically trained singer. His debut novel, Drunken Angel, released by the aforementioned GaluminumFoil, is an American love story about those classical, but never tired themes of heartbreak and hope. Lanzetta also recently wrote many of the lyrics for Chris Cubeta's debut album, Sugar Sky. He is a writer for the Poughkeepsie Journal and is unquestionably the world's most devout New York Knickerbockers fan.