Anthony da Costa is a 25-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist living in Nashville, TN. Originally hailing from Pleasantville, NY, Anthony has been writing and performing his songs since he was 13 years old. At the age of 16, Anthony became the youngest winner ever of both the Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting competitions. He has released 8 albums and 3 EP’s to date, including collaborations with Abbie Gardner of Red Molly, John Elliott, and Raina Rose. His latest release is DA COSTA, which was recorded in Austin, TX and features his music in an electric format. Sing Out! Magazine once called him “an outstanding writer of plainspoken Americana.”
Anthony has opened for the likes of Loretta Lynn, Dan Bern, Judy Collins, Suzanne Vega, Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), John Moreland, Kenny Loggins and other awesome folks like that. He plays guitar in a band called Nancy and Beth, featuring actor/singers Megan Mullally (Will and Grace, Children’s Hospital) and Stephanie Hunt (Friday Night Lights, Californication). That band has played some amazing stages, including CONAN on TBS. Anthony currently tours as lead guitarist and harmony singer for Aoife O'Donovan (Crooked Still).
For four years, Anthony toured around the country while simultaneously earning a history degree at Columbia University, where he graduated in 2013. He plans to release several albums in the coming year, including a duo collaboration with Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Champan) as well as a solo acoustic record.
Photo by Jen Hellow.