|Time & Place|
|Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 7:00 pm |
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
|Seniors, Military & Students w/ID||$13|
|Children 7–17 w/paying adult||1/2 price|
|Children under 7||free|
A strong steady thumb on an old Gibson guitar is the driving force behind Danielle Miraglia's delta blues influenced guitar style. Add a raw, powerful, whiskey tinged voice and one might be tempted to label her a blues artist. But while Miraglia's style pays homage to these blues traditions, her classic rock verve, catchy melodies and eclectic array of song subjects that range from deeply personal to socially relevant give it an original twist that is all her own. A fresh sound along with a sharp wit and a captivating stage presence is gaining her fans all over the map. "It won't be long before the rest of the country takes notice." — Performing Songwriter.
Raised just outside of Boston in Revere, MA, where its famous beach is better known for girls with big hair than its history as a popular tourist attraction, Miraglia was raised on a variety of popular music, from her parent's Motown records to the classic rock influences like The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin that encouraged her to learn to play guitar at thirteen. A passion for the arts and an outstanding gift for writing lead her to Emerson College in Boston's downtown theater district. After graduating with a degree in Creative Writing, she put her writing skills, originally intended for novels, towards songwriting and began performing at open mike nights in the Boston area. This set in motion what would become a full-time career in music.
In 2001, she released her debut EP "Bad Poetry," followed by a second release "Just Wrong Enough" in 2002. From there the songs poured out and the gigs flowed in. Since 2002 she has headlined some of the most renowned blues and folk music venues in Boston, toured major cities from north to south and beyond, while earning street creed vigorously busking the streets of Harvard Square.
Her latest self-produced release, "Nothing Romantic" has received rave reviews.
The songs range from heartfelt as in "Moment by Moment" a gospel-like promise to live in the present, to thought-provoking as in "You Don't Know Nothin'" which Jon Sobel of Blogcritics.com describes as "One of the best new folk songs I've heard in years. Its depiction and dissection of human misunderstanding is both sharp and tender. All you need to know about what drives people apart and what draws them together can be witnessed in a few hours spent in a bar. Many of us feel something along those lines, but Danielle Miraglia is that rare songwriter who can put it into words."
"Miraglia is not afraid to evoke unusual and somewhat uncomfortable imagery," says Laura Brereton of The Northeast Performer.
"This third release for Danielle Miraglia has proven she consistently delivers an intriguing style of country-folk with an occasional scrape with the blues. Whether backed by a player (or 4) or just her 'n her guitar, each song holds its own ground..." — Boston Girl Guide
If you've got to go there to know there, then Miraglia has been there and back twice. The continually growing fan-base and attention she has received in a short time is a clear testament to her talent and growth as a writer and performer. With poignant themes that get under the listener's skin, she leaves music fans and critic’s alike yearning for more.
"A beautiful, charismatic woman with a sexy voice, she doesn't have to be a good songwriter—she could fill a room if she performed exclusively Hall and Oates covers—but she is. A heart-on-sleeve storyteller with an innate sense for melody, her voice bends and sinks and floats in all the right places, with a raspy, whiskey bottle scrape most "reminiscent of Lucinda Williams" — Dissolver Magazine
"Her husky alto is both engaging and world wary..." — Patriot Ledger
Opening: Curtis Prince
Finger style acoustic guitar with thoughtful moving lyrics and a passionate smoky voice moving through time…that’s all you need to know about Curtis Prince plus the fact that he is a fine folk-rock singer.