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The man Jerry Lee Lewis once likened to “that Cash kid, but good” has enjoyed a long and varied career. Jack Grace is that man: a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who’s been touring and recording for over 25 years. His duet with Norah Jones, “Bad Wind Blowing” was a standout tune on his last recording, Everything I Say Is A Lie, produced by Joan Jett and Steve Earle’s former guitarist Eric Ambel. He’s performed with a diverse collection of artists, like the aforementioned Lewis as well as Doc Watson, Fishbone, Junior Brown, The Meters and has even shared the bill with Merle Haggard.
He’s contributed tunes and scoring to several movies, including both “Super Troopers” 1 and 2, with the cult hit “Big Bear,” as well as the rollicking “What I Drink and Who I Meet at the Track,” heard in Beerfest. A seasoned solo performer, his current focus, Jack’s groups have comprised a variety of configurations over the years. With a revolving cast of characters, he leads anything from simple guitar, bass, and drum trios to seven-piece ensembles complete with piano, steel, trombone, and trumpet.
John Elliott is inspired equally by Bruce Springsteen and Eminem; Bob Dylan and Guns N’ Roses; Tom Petty and Queen. Born in Minnesota, John made his home in California and has been releasing albums and performing in every type of venue you can imagine for twenty years. John remains an independent artist and he is proud of that fact. He has performed in every state of the union but Hawaii and many non-English speaking European countries (for some reason). His songs have been prominently heard on Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, and Californication. He has been featured in PASTE Magazine, NPR, Grammy.com, and Neil Young’s “Living With War” website. He releases a monthly podcast called Audiodes and really loves to ride his bike. He continues to make a living and build a dedicated following the old fashioned way: one new believer at a time.
Hailing from Austin,Texas, Gray, now based in Sheffield with band, The Burners play cosmic country mixed with bluesy Texas rock. (live gig videos + Spotify links below)
Their latest album Chickenwire blends country and bluegrass with untertones of psych, rewriting the grand Austin tradition of the ‘cosmic cowboy’, produced by Austin producer Chris ‘Frenchie’ Smith (Meat Puppets, Datsuns, Dandy Warhols etc)
Ash has been gigging regularly across the UK, both solo and with his band The Burners, festivals like Red Rooster and Tramlines.
Before settling for a number of years in New York City. Initially scratching that hard-rock itch as guitarslinger with legendary Epic recording artists The Cycle Sluts From Hell, Ash shifted gear, forming the acoustic folk-pop harmony band Ash Gray & The Girls, celebrating the release of album, Born In The Summer with a string of dates in the New York and New Jersey area. Pinballing between NYC and his Texas hometown, Ash finally bit the bullet, recording his debut solo album Once I Got Burned, with such Austin luminaries as Dave Biller (Dale Watson, Wayne Hancock), John Hagen (Lyle Lovett) and producer Chris Burns (Asleep At The Wheel, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dale Watson).
Gray has been working on recording new songs with his 5 piece band as well as a live release from several shows which will be via video and album in 2023 with several pre-release singles this 2022.
Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson and an infectious stomp-box rhythm with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Her latest “Bright Shining Stars” debuted at #15 on the Billboard Blues Charts. Cascade Blues Association calls it “… tough as rawhide, but smooth as blended whiskey.” Released Oct 2020 with Vizztone Label Group, it’s a solo acoustic folk/blues record that highlights the one-woman-band live sound she’s honed over the years, featuring guest appearances by talented friends Laurence Scudder, Peter Parcek and Richard “Rosy” Rosenblatt. It includes originals as well as a collection of songs she’s been covering at live shows over the years, paying homage to influences like Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and more, plus the title track “Bright Shining Stars,” written by her husband, Tom Bianchi.
“Americana and blues practitioner Danielle Miraglia wisely avoids fuss and clutter on her latest album, Bright Shining Stars. Fingerpicking and strumming on acoustic guitar are central to her sound, with percussion frequently provided by the infectious stomp of her foot. Three of the 11 tracks here are solo recordings, reinforcing a truism that the artist frequently has proven on Boston-area stages: A charming voice and fluid guitar prowess are all an artist needs to keep a listener rapt.” – Bobby Reed, Downbeat Magazine
Jess Novak is a triple threat singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. With an electric fiddle on fire, powerful vocals and captivating songs, Novak is a force in any formation: solo, duo or band. Having touched audiences across the country – from Burlington, VT to Key West, FL to San Diego, CA – Novak plays more than 200 shows every year and has released eleven original albums, and a book, to date.
Jess Novak (electric violin, guitar, vocals, piano, percussion, looping) works with Byron Cage (Tommy Castro, Joe Louis Walker, Vanessa Collier) on drums; Anthony Saturno (Atkins Riot, The Dirty Doves) on electric guitar; Jay Fabbri (Professional Victims) on bass; and Gavin George (No Blush, BSG) and Marcus Oliver (Rising Ghosts) on drums.
Novak has played such prestigious rooms as The Cutting Room (NYC), The Saint (Asbury Park) and Nectar’s (Burlington, VT). She opened the 23rd Annual Chenango Blues Festival (with headliner, Ronnie Earl) and has performed with groups and artists including Devon Allman, Tas Cru, Jimmy Hall, Ghost Town Blues Band and members of Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band. Novak has opened for acts including Melanie, Danielle Ponder and Grace Potter.
Novak created and presented the F.I.R.E. Festival (females inspire, rock, empower) for the first time in October 2022 as a way to spotlight female artists, musicians and business owners.