Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, MI, Cam Navetta, now 28, began writing songs at 13. Through the years, he has drawn on an eclectic array of styles and artists, but has found a niche as a crooning acoustic songwriter.
Marking the first time Navetta has chosen to publish under his own name, his EP "Anabaptism" is a homecoming of sorts. While exploring such deeply personal themes such as alcoholism, mental health struggles, and religious questioning, Navetta also finds his voice as a composer and producer. He wrote and recorded nearly all of the parts that appear on the record in his bedroom studio. The album displays a cohesive vision which rebukes all pretense. At times, it is so candid that it borders on voyeuristic, a thread that even trickles down to the very sound of the instruments; he employs virtually no reverb or effects in these recordings.
After self-publishing his first album at 18, under the name "Jet Rodriguez," Navetta quickly drew attention from college radio stations and listeners from across the world. Although live performances have been sparse for the reclusive songwriter, he plans to bring "Anabaptism" to the live stage in the coming months.
released April 1, 2020
Songs written, performed, arranged, produced, and mixed by Cam Navetta
Drums performed by Daniel Bowron
Cello on "Onward Christian Soldier" performed by Jason Rho
Keys on "Saint Paul" performed by Greater Alexander
Additional mixing and mastering by Jack Ventimiglia
Artwork by Jocelyn Weidman