"Get over your self-ness."
That's it. Damato's one sentence sum-up of the philosophy behind his life, his outlook and his music. But it wasn't always that easy for this surfing soul son of a preacher man. It's taken a while to get here.
Damato grew up in a Bermuda Triangle of confusion and questioning anchored by Los Angeles, Yuma, and San Diego. Raised by his mother and his Pentecostal preacher father, Damato often found himself at rebellious odds with the ideology of his parents and found solace and a voice through music.