Anthony da Costa (born 1991 in Bronx, NY) is an American singer-songwriter based in Pleasantville, NY. He performs frequently at coffeehouses, theaters, and festivals across the Northeast and beyond. He names Ryan Adams, Dan Bern, and Josh Ritter as some of his biggest songwriting influences. Anthony's song "Poor Poor Pluto" about the loss of Pluto as a planet, has become a cult-hit along the folk music circuit, as well as "Dolly and Porter", the love story of two country music superstars, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner. Anthony is also known for his work with Abbie Gardner, a dobro player and singer/songwriter from the band Red Molly. Their first duo album, Bad Nights/Better Days, was released in May 2008. In August 2009, da Costa released "Not Afraid of Nothing", co-produced by John Elliott of the Hereafter. He has been attending Columbia University since fall 2009, and has already been active in the University's music performance scene, frequently performing at Postcrypt Coffeehouse which he now helps organize and book. In 2012, da Costa released his latest solo album, "Secret Handshake", co-produced by himself and James Frazee.