Jon Shain and Danielle Miraglia



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October 1 at 7:30PM

This co-bill features Jon Shain and Danielle Miraglia, two outstanding blues musicians.

Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style – combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Shain’s newest disc, a duet album with Joe Newberry called Crow the Dawn, was released in January, 2016. Jon grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts. His family’s business was a small textile dyeing company, and he worked in the factory during the summers throughout his teens. At the same time, Shain began to discover his love of American roots music and songwriting, specifically drawn to the narratives about regular people and themes of social justice. He headed south to North Carolina to study American History at Duke University and to continue his musical journey. He had the good fortune to learn the piedmont blues tradition firsthand by playing in Big Boy Henry’s backing band.

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. Raised in Revere, Massachusetts, where its famous beach is better known for girls with big hair than its history as a popular tourist attraction, Danielle 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.  On her latest album “Glory Junkies” she’s joined by a killer cast of musicians blending the classic rock vibe of The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin with Danielle’s signature lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst. Danielle was nominated for a 2015 Boston Music Award for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.

Click here to visit Jon Shain’s website.

Click here to visit Danielle Miraglia’s website.

Jon Shain and Danielle Miraglia – October 1