The album was received well and radio stations began playing it. Sclafani continued to perform throughout the New Jersey/New York area, as well as stops across the United States to the California coast. Wiser Time's second full-length album, "All For One," was recorded and released on February 1, 2008 and was a raw and emotional album that was heavily influenced by the weight of the times. Jerry Ewing of Classic Rock Magazine wrote, "It's fluidly enjoyable stuff...rocking hard," * giving the album 7/10 stars. Sclafani also spent time exploring some of his earlier folk work, and was inspired to write and record a selection of stripped-down songs including the acoustic ballad, "Looking For Bob Dylan" and the emotional "What You Give - Unplugged." In 2009, Sclafani began work on Wiser Time's third full-length album with engineer and producer, Tom Camuso (Steve Earle, Medeski, Martin and Wood) in Brooklyn, NY. The sessions would be titled "Beggars And Thieves," and became a three-day recording celebration that chronicled Sclafani's life and some of the events that took place on the road.
"Beggars And Thieves" was released on February 12, 2010. The album received national radio play and reached #46 on the Americana Music Charts. Jim Hynes of Elmore Magazine wrote, "the easy, unpretentious feel of the music exudes a celebratory spirit," ** and Jamie Hailstone of Blues Matters hailed the album as "a masterclass in good old-fashioned back porch rock, guaranteed to bring a smile to any fan of classic rock and roll." *** In 2012, Sclafani began work on a written word and audio EP titled, "XII" with renowned guitarist and producer Chuck Hammer (Lou Reed, David Bowie) contributing to the instrumental introduction. "XII" is fittingly titled after Sclafani's birthday and released on 12.12.12. * Classic Rock Magazine - September 2008, page 78 ** Elmore Magazine - June 16th, 2011, elmoremagazine.com *** Blues Matters - Issue 55, page 91 Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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