Explosively gifted Boston-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Danielle Miraglia has been smashing pigeonholes and blowing away audiences and critics for some time now. Known for her performances as an acoustic solo artist and with her band the Glory Junkies, Danielle straddles the worlds of Folk/Blues and Roots/Americana with style, intelligence, and impact.
Bright Shining Stars, Danielle’s new solo acoustic album on the VizzTone label, highlights her bluesy one-woman band sound, including some originals and covers paying homage to influences like Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and more. She is joined on selected tracks by guitarist Peter Parcek, viola player Laurence Scudder and harmonica player Richard Rosenblatt. Bright Shining Stars has a street date of Friday, October 16th, 2020.
Miraglia has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, Rory Block, and a Lucinda Williams with a sense of humor. She and her band were nominated for 2018 and 2019 Boston Music Awards for “Blues Artist of the Year,” and Danielle was nominated for a 2015 Boston Music Award for “Singer-Songwriter of the Year.”
The 11 songs that make up Bright Shining Stars take her accomplishments to the next level. This particular track is Danielle’s take on the blues standard “It Hurts Me Too.”
The version of this song that made me want to play it is by Big Bill Broonzy from the Folkways album Trouble in Mind. That album is as honest and intimate as it gets…all guitar and voice…clear enough that you can hear the squeak of his fingers on the strings and the heart in his voice. I could never replicate what he’s doing as it’s straight from his own rare soul. I try to play it from my own perspective while hopefully honoring the one that inspired it. – Danielle Miraglia
Sit back, turn up the speakers and enjoy this glorious rendition of “It Hurts Me Too,” by Danielle Miraglia.
*Feature image credit: Joshua Pickering courtesy of VizzTone