Lou Del Bianco

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Lou Del Bianco burst on the children's music scene in the 1980s and immediately gained a loyal following. Del Bianco's engaging storytelling and creative songs set him apart from the crowd. Del Bianco…
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Lou Del Bianco burst on the children's music scene in the 1980s and immediately gained a loyal following. Del Bianco's engaging storytelling and creative songs set him apart from the crowd. Del Bianco proved that a very tall guy could still see life from a kid's level.

Born in Port Chester, New York in 1963, Del Bianco was raised in that area as well. His large Italian family, which would later figure prominently in his musical compositions, was supportive of his explorations in acting. Del Bianco was also influenced by the popular music of the time, especially the Beatles and James Taylor. After high school, Del Bianco made his way to New York City and spent two years in acting studios there.

Ten years later, Del Bianco decided to switch to an audience of kids. In 1991, Del Bianco released For Kids Only on his own label, Storymaker Records. The album featured some irreverent looks at life. Three years later, Storymaker released When I Was a Kid. The album featured a story about a fearful basement room, and a song about a dog, "Nikky, Terror of the Family." When I Was a Kid won Honors from Parent's Choice.

Del Bianco kept up a vigorous concert schedule, centered in New York state. In 1996, Del Bianco released one of his most popular albums, A Little Bit Clumsy. The album featured a doo wop song called "Dawn Puccini" and a humorous recounting of Mom's frequent sayings ("A penny saved is a penny earned... did you do your business?") Del Bianco released Around This World in 1997.