Friday, April 14, 2023
Danielle Miraglia & Lisa Bastoni Co-Bill!
Rescheduled from 4/10/20
Cascade Blues Association calls it "... tough as rawhide, but smooth as blended whiskey." Released Oct 2020 with Vizztone Label Group, it's a solo acoustic folk/blues record that highlights the one-woman-band live sound she’s honed over the years, featuring guest appearances by talented friends Laurence Scudder, Peter Parcek and Richard "Rosy" Rosenblatt. It includes originals as well as a collection of songs she covers at live shows, paying homage to influences like Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and more, plus the title track "Bright Shining Stars," written by her husband, Tom Bianchi.
"Americana and blues practitioner Danielle Miraglia wisely avoids fuss and clutter on her latest album, Bright Shining Stars. Fingerpicking and strumming on acoustic guitar are central to her sound, with percussion frequently provided by the infectious stomp of her foot. Three of the 11 tracks here are solo recordings, reinforcing a truism that the artist frequently has proven on Boston-area stages: A charming voice and fluid guitar prowess are all an artist needs to keep a listener rapt." - Bobby Reed, Downbeat Magazine
2021 NEW ENGLAND MUSIC AWARD WINNER - "Blues Act of the Year"
2020, 2019, 2018 Boston Music Awards "Blues Artist of the Year" Nominee!
2019 NEW ENGLAND MUSIC AWARD WINNER - "Female Performer of the Year"
"Americana of the highest order...along the lines of Gretchen Peters or Patty Griffin.” — Maverick-UK
Singer-songwriter Lisa Bastoni is a 2019 Kerrville New Folk Winner, and is a 2019 & 2020 Boston Music Award nominee (Folk Artist of the Year). Her 2019 album, How We Want to Live, chronicles life changes, including songs about the dissolution of her marriage and learning to live a new normal -- but more than anything, it finds the songwriter diving deeper into the life she craves.
How We Want to Live, produced by award-winning songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Sean Staples, features guest performances by Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins, Lula Wiles and Naomi Sommers.
Lisa Bastoni has shared the stage with Lori McKenna, Little Big Town, Arlo Guthrie, Regina Spektor, The Secret Sisters, Teddy Thompson, and many more.
Songs from How We Want to Live have been featured in Billboard Country, Wide Open Country, PopMatters, and The Bluegrass Situation.
COVID-19 vaccination and masks are encouraged for all performances.