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Showing posts with label Bright Shining Stars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bright Shining Stars. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

VizzTone Label Group artist: Danielle Miraglia - Bright Shining Stars - New Release review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Bright Shining Stars, from Danielle Miraglia, and it's a solid contemporary acoustic blues release. Opening with original track, Sounds Like Home, Miraglia on lead vocal and acoustic guitar, backed by Laurence Scudder on viola has the sound of the delta. Ma Rainey's C.C. Rider has a strong country feel on a slow, guitar driven pace and accents by Scudder adds a real nice contrast. Janis Joplin's Turtle Blues shows Miraglia's own take on Joplin's style, blended with acoustic folk styling and some real tasty guitar chops. One of my favorites tracks on the release is Keb Mo's You Can Love Yourself with it's country blues style picking and with the addition of some real nice slide work by Peter Parcek. Bob Dylan's Meet Me In The Morning has reall nice dynamics with some of Miraglia's best vocals on the release. Her tight slide riffs add significantly to the feel of the track and Richard Rosenblatt's harmonica work is just right. Another cool interpretation is Tampa Red's When Things Go Wrong (It Hurts Me Too) with solid vocal and guitar soloing by Miraglia. Wrapping the release is s cool acoustic ballad, Bright Shining Stars, penned by Tom Bianchi. Pure vocals by Miraglia and a light touch on her guitar accompaniment make for a solid closer. 

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