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John on new release & video by the talented Lorenza Ponce
John provides all the bass tracks on Lorenza Ponce's recent release " Soul Shifter".

john on new CD with Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes -"Pills & Ammo"
john provides all the bass tracks on his first record with southside.
mixed by the legendary niko bolas
check out this youtube link to the track that Little Steven just made song of the week on his radio show.

Prisoners of 2nd Avenue in concert from governors island show summer 2007
the great "italian" power trio w/ jimmy vivino & rich pagano & jc !

Check out john's new personal website for updated news , gigs , projects , photos , videos , discography , etc......
or just go to "links" button and you'll find it there as well .

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JOHN plays with NEW TRIO in NYC
Live @ The Bitter End (147 Bleeker Street, NYC) Wednesday, May 27th 8 p.m. $10
~ EE~
Early Elton
A Tribute to the Elton John, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson
Trio tours of 1970 - 1972
Jeff Kazee - piano, vocals
Rich Pagano - drums, vocals
John Conte - bass, vocals
As the story goes, Elton's label didn't have the funds to send him out to tour the US with a full band, yet Elton need to promote his imminent releases.  Having decided on Dee and Nigel, Elton then rearranged the songs and vocals to fit within the limitations of his new lineup.  Suddenly, a new sound emerged that was both raw and poignant. 
While Jeff, John and Rich have used rare video, bootleg recordings and even Elton's own home demos in shaping their collective vision of Elton's Trio Period, they will be blurring the lines between replication and innovation slightly, while still capturing and utilizing the spirit, mood and energy from those early tours.
Advance Tickets at

john performs 2 songs with the bacon brothers band
on sunday APRIL 19th @ 9:00 a.m.
or see it on the web:


VIDEO: John & PO2A Live with AL KOOPER
Al Kooper recently played B.B Kings for his 65th Birthday bash and chose the Prisoners of 2nd Avenue to back him on a burning 6 song mini set .
check out the youtube link:

On Uncrushed Dana puts forth the kind of raw emotion and sincerity that has her being compared to artists like Carole King and Sarah McLachlan. Her first single “Not My Problem” reached #23 on Billboard’s AC chart, making it one of the highest charting songs by an independent artist this year. Dana’s fans have propelled her to #1 on MySpace with over 2 million plays and thousands of heartfelt comments and letters. Parish's music, known for its emotional resonance, has been featured in many feature films including Gray Matters starring Heather Graham and Sissy Spacek and the upcoming film Serious Moonlight starring Meg Ryan and Kristen Bell.
For more information or to listen to Dana Parish's songs visit

JOHN Performs with CHUCK BERRY & SUPERGROUP in Boston 4/13/08
this is a benefit concert for a unique boston area program for artists in recovery. go to to view full promo for the event
Right Turn Inc. Presents
The Super Group Featuring Chuck Berry
Sunday, April 13, 7:00 p.m., Berklee Performance Center
To Benefit Artists in Recovery—Featuring Chuck Berry with Chuck Leavell, Simon Kirke, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter as well as Ernie and the Automatics
Tickets: $250, $150, $100, $75, $50, $35, reserved seating
Purchase tickets online through Ticketmaster
Sunday, April 13th
CHUCK BERRY & the Super Group. Featuring Chuck Leavell, Simon Kirke, Chad Smith, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Tim Ries, Ricky Byrd, and John Conte. Ernie and the Automatics opening. Berklee Performance Center.
Call (617) 747-2261 for Tickets or visit
Ticket Master Tickets
Show at 7 PM.

VIDEO : John jams with warren haynes , jimmy vivino , paul shaffer at a sold out B.B Kings!
In january 2008 john's deep cuts trio "The Prisoners of 2nd Avenue"
pulled out all the stops to celebrate the birthdays of PO2A guitarist Jimmy Vivino and late Bill Graham at B.B Kings in Times Square .
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Amy's latest album, to be released in the summer of 2005, has John on bass and Denis Diken of the Smithereens on drums. The record was produced by New York's multi-talented John Greyboff & mixed by the legendary Don Dixon (R.E.M. , Smithereens) In an email to john , Don wrote : "I just finished mixing AMY RIGBY's new record and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your playing on it...a real pleasure to hear the bass in touch with the songs in such a visceral way..."
Since her debut album "Diary Of A Mod Housewife" in 1996, Amy Rigby has been compared to everyone from Elvis Costello to Carole King but “has no peer on the current pop scene” according to the Chicago Reader. Rigby’s second album "Middlescence" was another critical success and led to tours with Warren Zevon, Bob Mould and Billy Bragg as well as a spot on the 1998 Lilith Fair. Rigby’s fourth solo album "Til The Wheels Fall Off", released on Signature Sounds in April 2003, has been called “her best since her first,” (MOJO magazine) and “her best and most revelatory since Mod Housewife” (Winston-Salem Journal). The NY Times said, "Ms. Rigby's songs capture reality instead of inflating it...they blithely cross lines few artists have even approached."
Look out for her upcoming New York shows soon !!!!

Billboard review on Rachel's release, "Rachael Yamagata plays an emphatically rhythmic piano on "Happenstance," but her imploring, seductive voice is the dominant instrument. Like Rickie Lee Jones and Laura Nyro, two singer/ pianists she sometimes evokes, what counts is how the lyrics sound in the arrangements. Even the repeated words in the title of the opening song, "Be Be Your Love," suggest her rhythmic, percussive style of singing. Her writing can be exceptional. The centerpiece, "Worn Me Down," has an irresistible hook and an unforgettable melody. Yamagata also connects with primal emotions. On "Letter Read," Yamagata, skidding through lines like "I'm afraid and I can't breathe," sounds like she is hyperventilating. There's one bewildering song, "1963," in which Yamagata sings about having flowers in her hair. (Presumably, she means 1967.) But there's no denying the hungry songs of obsessive love that manage to be spooky, eternal and hip at the same time."
Billboard magazine writes about Keri's CD, "The next Norah Jones? Not so fast. True, this is a sparkling, beautifully recorded debut by a young pianist/ singer/songwriter. True, Arif Mardin serves as co-executive producer, also arranging and conducting strings. But from there the artists diverge. Where Jones' superb recordings are unerringly smooth, organic and mellow, Noble mixes sounds and delivery. She supplements her fine piano skills with drum loops on three of the album's 12 songs, for example. She's also unafraid—this is "Fearless," after all—to let loose, as on the rocker "Let It Rain." Here, as elsewhere, Noble delivers an angrier, throaty approach more akin to Joan Osborne. But this hook-laden album is also full of sweeter moments: the lap steel fading in and out of the wistful "Piece of My Heart," which is another standout and is by itself worth repeated listens. Fortunately, there are many such moments on this impressive debut."
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John plays bass on the new Alana Davis single, "Carry On." Her version of this classic Stephen Stills song premiered on a Sony Electronics commercial during the 2003 Super Bowl. It's available now on Sony/Columbia Records

Peter Wolf enjoyed working with John so much on his 1998 release "Fool's Parade" that he had to have him back on a couple of tracks for his latest CD "Sleepless" on Artemis Records. 
Veteran insomniacs, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, join in the fun as well as Steve Earle and Magic Dick.
Peter says about Sleepless, "I Tried to emulate the process and techniques of some of the records that have had a great influence on me. Everything-from the songs, the musicians, the studio, the recording equipment, right up to the final mastering-were all chosen to help achieve this goal." 
Also back from the "Fools Parade" line-up is drummer, Shawn Pelton.  "We fit like an old shoe," John says about playing with Shawn, "we've cut a lot of tracks over the years."  Shawn plays on the Crown Jewels debut album "Spitshine". (Note: brother Steve Conte also played and sang on "Fool's Parade")

John Conte and wife Lisa recently produced a son, Leonardo Desimone Conte! Born August 2002.


Performed or Recorded With
phil ramone
marc cohn
levon helm
joan osborne
rachael yamagata
peter wolf
ian hunter
jon bon jovi
john waite
billy joel
billy squier
rosanne cash
john leventhal
garland jeffreys
john mayer
constantine maroulis
mary j. blige
simon kirke (bad company)
david bowie
chuck berry
al kooper
willie nile
felix cavaliere
joey molland (badfinger)
johnny winter
david johanssen and the ny dolls
phoebe snow
patty smythe
johnnie johnson
darlene love
chryssie amphlett (divynls)
tony visconti
kevin bacon/bacon brothers
denny laine (wings,moodyblues)
holly palmer
chynna phillips
howard tate
gavin degraw
jimmy vivino (conan o’brien)
bernard "pretty" purdie
g.e. smith (bob dylan, hall & oates)
the hudson river rats
mitch ryder
southside johnny and the asbury jukes
jeff golub
oz noy
blood, sweat and tears
leslie west (mountain)
peter yarrow

garland jeffreys - coney island winter 2011
john laprade - world class faker (lost satellite) 2011
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes -"Pills & Ammo "(Leroy)2010
Lorenza Ponce - soul shifter 2010
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes -hearts of stone "live"- (Leroy) 2009
amy rigby - little fugitive(signature sounds) 2005
rachel yamagata - happenstance (rca victor) 2004
ian hunter - rant (fuel 2000) 2001
peter wolf - sleepless (artemis) 2002
peter wolf - fool's parade (mercury) 1998
alana davis - carry on (sony) 2003
peter yarrow - sing along 2010
peter yarrow - day is done 2009
the sisterhood of the traveling pants - soundtrack (sony) 2005
keri noble - fearless (emi) 2004
bethany yarrow - rock island (little monster) 2003
all together now – kids beatles compilation (little monster) 2006
soulville - kids soul music compilation (little monster) 2006
cheryl wheeler - different stripe (philo) 2002
cheryl wheeler - mrs. pinocci's guitar (philo/rounder) 1995
dragon tales - original television soundtrack (rhino) 2001
kevin salem - ecstatic (future farmer/fargo)2001
company of wolves - company of wolves (mercury/polygram) 1990
company of wolves - shakers and tambourines (ryf records) 1998
danielia cotton - rare child (adrenaline)2008
deni bonet - last girl on earth (m.r2 records) 2008
karmine alers (from cast of rent) - for you (airgo records) 2005
the contes - bleed together (thunderdog recordings) 2003
crown jewels - linoleum (thunderdog recordings) 1998
crown jewels - spitshine (thunderdog recordings) 1996
sugaro (w/dr. john & michael brecker) - the bone (greenflash records) 1998
pierce turner - 3 minute world (punctual records) 2001
carla lothier - 100 lovers (chesky records) 2004
diego sandrin - ten songs in the key of madness (sirius wags) 2004
amanda kravat - wrong all day 2001
christine kane - rain and mud and wild and green (big fat music) 2002
rich pagano & the sugar cane - cups (2009)
46 Bliss - wish me away (pistachio records)2008
the goldbergs - under the radar - (kool kat) 2008
kyf brewer - salvador deli 1998
kyf brewer - me and my big mouth 1994
julianne richards -(geffen) 1999
john flynn - two wolves (metafour records) 2006
k-9 posse - (arista) 1988
mick brosnan - co-colo (apollon) 1990
danielia cotton - small white town (hipshake music) 2005
jeff arundel - ghost party (purple records) 2005
brian kelly - receding choir (very good records) 2004
sophia ramos - her majesty (play records) 2003
dana parish - it was beautiful (company records) 2004
patricia ossowski - my best mask on 2002
leslie nuss - action hero superstar 2001
david morales & albert cabrera - present "moca" (deanna della cioppa-vocal) 2001
destination house - higher-eve of souls mix (topaz) 2001
the swingin' tetrahedrons - the cydonia suite 2001
david chesky - Dr.Chesky's Magnificent,Fab.,Absurd & Insane Musical 5.1 Show 2005
motorbaby - rise (ten wings) 2001
j.j. gillmore - (adell) 2001

Music on TV
vh1 fashion rocks -nbc
queer eye for the straight guy -bravo/nbc
alias -abc
jag -cbs
angel - fox
smallville -wb
glory days -wb
ally mcbeal
boston public
will and grace -(nbc)
the guardian -cbs
dragontales -pbs
nature - pbs
maybe it's me -wb
undressed - mtv
malcolm in the middle -fox
ed - nbc
providence -nbc
winter x games -espn
jack and jill - wb
that's life - cbs
8 simple rules -fox
Jimmy Kimmel-abc
NBA Access
ABC World News
good morning america
all my children
general hospital
one life to live
extreme makeover
VH1-private sessions

Feature Films
Mr. nice (bernard rose) 2010
labor pains (first look pictures/dvd) 2009
serious moonlight (magnolia pictures) 2009
nursery university (variance films) 2008
Waitress (fox/searchlight) 2007
trust the man (fox/searchlight)2006
the sisterhood of the traveling pants (warner bros.)2005
i'll take you there (first look pictures)1999
wirey spindell (fox-lorber/showtime0 2000
the stand in - 1999

On Broadway
billy joel and twyla tharp’s “movin’ out”

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