Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration with Danielle Miraglia, Peter Parcek, Matt Borrello and Sorcha Cribben-Merrill
Bob Dylan has influenced every songwriter in one way or another and has been part of the fabric of our lives for generations since the 60s. Tonight four of New Englands premier singer/songwriter/musicians Folk/Blues artist Danielle Miraglia, Blues guitarist virtuoso Peter Parcek, Portlands own Sorcha and multi-instrumentalist Matt Borrello get together to play Dylan songs that span his long career. Come celebrate Dylans birthday month with musicians who will have both classic and unique takes on his songs. Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Her latest "All My Heroes Are Ghosts," released with her band Danielle M and The Glory Junkies touches on a lot of what might be on your mind these days the loss of so many musical heroes on the title track, the chaos of fake news on Monster, our collective anxieties on All On Fire, and more.. The music itself blends influences of some of Miraglias own musical heroes - The Rolling Stones, Prince, Janis Joplin along with Danielle's lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst. Danielle M and The Glory Junkies are nominated for a 2018 Boston Music Award for "Blues Artist of the Year" and Danielle was nominated for a 2015 Boston Music Award for Singer-Songwriter of the Year. "Straddling the line where folk/roots meets rock/blues, Miraglia has a voice that can go from a raspy come-hither purr to an Etta James-esque powerhouse belt, although she may be best known for her lead thumb a heavy, thumping strike on her Gibson thats backdrop percussion in itself." - Lauren Daley - The Boston Globe www.daniellem.com AXS names Peter Parcek one of top blues guitarists. "Parcek put out an album in 2017 called Everybody Wants to go to Heaven, and for many heaven is exactly where Parceks guitar work on the album takes them. Fuzzy and swampy on World Keep on Turning, understated and mournful on Blind Lemon Jeffersons See That My Grave is Kept Clean and playful and teasing on the instrumental Shiver, Everybody is an example of Parceks ample talent" http://www.peterparcekband.com/ Matt Borrello is a traveling singer and guitar player with a repertoire of traditional folk, classic rock, and contemporary original songs. Matts insightful songwriting often blends political and personal themes. His passionate performances have earned him recognition in various New England talent showcases and songwriting contests, most notably at the Boston Folk Festival Youth Songwriting Contest. Matt performs his own songs and also offers energetic interpretations of classic folk, rock, and blues from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. He has a not-so-secret fondness for Dylan songs, and performs in a handful of annual Bob Dylan Tribute Shows. Matt is also a guitarist-for-hire and loves spontaneous collaborations with other musicians. He has always appeared comfortable on coffeehouse stages, and is equally at home playing a rowdy bar, intimate house concert, or outdoor festival. https://mattborrellomusic.com/ Sorcha Cribben-Merrill is a singer-songwriter from Maine with a voice of unexpected power and depth of presence. She writes stirring songs steeped in blues, folk, jazz and soul. From haunting ballads to charming vignettes to funk grooves, her songs unveil a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes. (Portland Phoenix) Sorcha tours nationally solo, duo and with her band Sorcha & The Clearing. She is equally at home performing in folk festivals, rock clubs, weddings and living rooms. A multi-instrumentalist who started writing songs on an old piano in the laundry room, she performs on guitar, banjo and ukulele. http://www.sorchastudio.com/
Cost: 15 - 15 USD
76 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
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