A night of blues and roots, with a tribute to Bob Dylan, will be featured at Me&Thee Music on Friday, May 5, at 8 p.m., as two of the finest New England blues artists take the stage: Peter Parcek and Danielle Miraglia.
Parcek’s unique “soul guitar” style has been compared to Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Peter Green for his daring, incendiary style and daredevil solos. In the words of Buddy Guy, “You’re as bad as Eric Clapton and I know Eric Clapton.”
“Premier Guitar” named his latest album, “Mississippi Suitcase” one of the best blues albums of the year.
Danielle Miraglia straddles the folk/roots/blues lines with her strong and steady thumb “stomp box” style of playing on her old Gibson. Her shows feature spirited originals as well as a collection of covers that pay homage to influences like Big Bill Broonzy, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan. Danielle’s
2020 release, “Bright Shining Stars” reached #15 on the Billboard Blues charts. She’s opened for John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, George Thorogood and many others.
Both Miraglia and Parcek have been named New England Music Award winners for “Blues Act of the Year” and Parcek has been nominated twice for the Blues Foundation’s “National Blues Artist of the Year.”
This show will feature individual sets by Miraglia and Parcek, a Bob Dylan Blues tribute and the rhythm section of Dave Fox of Gravel Project and Joe Klompus of Letters to Cleo.
Tickets are $25. Students and children are always $10. Locally, tickets are available at Arnould’s Gallery on Washington Street. Online info and no-fee tickets are available at meandthee.org. No phone orders are accepted and no other ticket websites are authorized.
Me&Thee Music finishes its 53rd season on Friday, May 19, with a “Mardi Gras in May” album release party with The Squeezebox Stompers who shook the house last spring. The evening’s concert will celebrate the release of their new album, “What’s So Bad About Feeling Good.” High-energy cajun, zydeco, blues, folk and originals will once again prompt concertgoers to get up and move. The adjoining Stetson Hall will be festooned with party lights for dancing.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m., and the music begins shortly after 8 p.m. Me&Thee Music is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization now in its 53rd season at the UU Church, 28 Mugford St. Refreshments and desserts are served.
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