“Let’s do that one that sounds like The Byrds”, referring to “(The Angels Want to Wear My) Red Shoes”… while a novice songwriter was busy trying to cover his tracks…” – Elvis Costello.
Courtesy of Elvis Costello Com
He anchored the renowned Bay Area band Clover (which featured a pre-News Huey Lewis) and Declan McManus’ watershed bow My Aim Is True (1977).
An in-demand session ace on upright and electric with Lucinda Williams (Lucinda Williams, Sweet Old World, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road), John Prine, Nick Lowe, Norton Buffalo, Carlene Carter, and Jim Lauderdale, to cite a few, the late John Ciambotti plied his craft working the supportive pocket and emerging as a melodic foil with a warm, resonant tone. Attraction Bruce Thomas rendered John’s lines as does Imposter Davey Faragher whenever Elvis renders a song from his debut – that’s how vital John’s work remains.
Following his music career, John Ciambotti healed musicians as a specialized chiropractor.
John Ciambotti Sound & Vision…
“Chicken Funk” https://youtu.be/CH-YAj8eaIQ
“Bad Is Bad” https://youtu.be/KoBQqd2x0XM
Clover (1977) https://youtu.be/LZAx5oNt_Is
With Elvis Costello:
“(The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes)” https://youtu.be/pS8oaMFsBEk
With Lucinda Williams:
“Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” https://youtu.be/YgnnrZfoZS0
“Drunken Angel” https://youtu.be/9vdoJvNbY7Q
“Passionate Kisses” https://youtu.be/dEqXV9hGk-I
“Sweet Old World” https://youtu.be/BwGMJYszLMY