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Chris Trapper with special guest Danielle Miraglia
St. Lawrence Arts
Portland, ME
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Chris Trapper with special guest Danielle Miraglia
"A brilliantly gifted songwriter." -The Huffington Post
The New York Times has called his work classic pop perfection.

CHRIS TRAPPER is a storyteller.  With his soulful, honeyed tenor, sly humor and an uncanny knack for melody, Chris has traveled the world over, performing to a dedicated and ever growing fan base with nothing but his guitar and his songs.  Raised on Prine and Kristofferson, Trapper's first foray in the music industry was as frontman of the critically acclaimed alt-rock band The Push Stars (Capitol Records).  Over the past decade, Chris has become a modern day acoustic troubadour, performing over 150 dates a year as a headliner and sharing the stage with the likes of Colin Hay, Martin Sexton and even John Prine himself.

"Since the split of the Push Stars, one of Bostons brightest pop bands of the past two decades, singer-songwriter Chris Trapper has developed into a prolific, captivating artist with a unique musical voice. His 10th solo record accentuates his unerring melodic instincts and thoughtful narrative skill. As the title suggests, the love songs here are postcards from the road, filled with yearning and devotion. The lyrics wounded soulfulness is grounded by the slightly weathered edge Trappers voice has acquired with age. The best songs (Symphonies of Dirt & Dust) are buoyed by his telling eye for details, wit, and subtly defined hooks." Ken Capobianco - The Boston Globe

The new CD SYMPHONIES OF DIRT & DUST is a collection of 12 songs written and performed by Chris Trapper and Produced by Jason Meeker at Silver Top Studios, Boston, MA. Guest musicians include Dan McLoughlin of The Push Stars on bass and NYC singer/songwriter Amy Fairchild on harmonies.

Every record tells a story. For me, much more than gimmicks, my albums are like diary entries, or truthful accounts of where I'm at in life. I suppose that might be the same for most songwriters, but in the spectrum of the music business, it's still an animal that's nearly extinct." Chris Trapper
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"Straddling the line where folk/roots meets rock/blues, Miraglia has a voice that can go from a raspy come-hither purr to an Etta James-esque powerhouse belt, although she may be best known for her lead thumb  a heavy, thumping strike on her Gibson thats backdrop percussion in itself." -Boston Globe

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. Her latest "All My Heroes Are Ghosts," released with her band Danielle M and The Glory Junkies  touches on a lot of what might be on your mind these days  the loss of so many musical heroes on the title track, the chaos of fake news on Monster, the general sense that the world is on fire on All On Fire, the more personal with the death of a complicated loved one on Guilt Trip and more.   The music itself blends influences of some of Miraglias own musical heroes - The Rolling Stones, Prince, Janis Joplin along with Danielle's 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.

Location

St. Lawrence Arts (View)
76 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States


Categories

Music > Americana
Music > Folk
Music > Rock
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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