Tonina's second album St. Lost is here! And for the first time ever, her music is now available on special-edition vinyl.
A tour de force 3 years in the making, St. Louis native Tonina Saputo's St. Lost [Released in May 2019] demonstrates her continued growth as an artist, with 12 tracks full of courage and honesty, creativity and technique.
Flowing seamlessly between English and Spanish, St. Lost reflects Tonina's identity as a citizen of the world, and takes you on a journey of true experience. From the jaunty and jazzy title track to the plaintive Ma & Pa, and through to the album's final track, the hip-hop inflused Myself, Tonina weaves personal story-telling with daring yet seamless musical choices.
Sample the album below:
Each record is custom-made on demand, a unique creation hand-crafted by Tonina's partners at Vinyl Exclusives. That means your record is 100% unique to you, created only after you order, and will ship within 1-3 weeks.
The Vinyl Exclusives team met Tonina at a Chicago concert in early 2019 and has not stopped listening to her music since!
Vocals . Bass . Synth . Guitar . Tonina Saputo
Saxophone . David Nacho Gomez
Lead Guitar . Tyler Jackson Stokes
Drums . Keith Bowman
Engineered by William Godfred & David Beeman
Mixed & Mastered by David Beeman
"Esperanza" Co-writer . David Gomez
"Myself" feat. David Bohien Songwriter . Syrhea Conaway
"Kite in the Wind" Songwriter . Joseph B FerberRecorded at Native Sound studio in St. Louis, Missouri
Vinyl records produced at Freestyle Vinyl in Chicago, Illinois
Tonina Saputo is an independent singer/songwriter, bassist, music journalist and poet. She was named one of NPR’s top 10 artists of 2018, and her interpretation of “Historia de un Amor” was placed on former president Barack Obama’s top songs list of 2018.
Her family of music lovers exposed her to many music styles, from funk, soul, and jazz to classical music. She was born in San Diego, California but raised in St. Louis, Missouri from black and Sicilian backgrounds. All these components have given her an unparalleled musical scope playing many different genres yet making each her own. Her sense of rhythm, melody, and her extraordinary voice and song interpretation, make her performances a thrilling experience for all listeners.
Saputo began her musical journey at nine years old, training classically for 11 years; participating in music programs in the St. Louis area; and studying bass performance, songwriting, and African Studies in both the US and Spain via the Berklee College of Music. Tonina has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and played with such luminaries as Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Javier Limon and Grammy Award-winning bassist John Clayton.
For more information on Tonina, please visit her website at www.iamtonina.com.