Singers Danielle Miraglia and Caroline Cotter bring their diverse talents to Soule Homestead’s Concert Series, 46 Soule Street, Middleboro on July 29 starting at 6 p.m.
The two women have markedly different styles. Miraglia is a hard driving, bluesy performer, Prince fused with Janis Joplin. Cotter is a mellow, sweet-voiced internationalist, comfortable singing in several languages.
Accompanying herself on an old Gibson guitar, Miraglia has a voice made for the grittier songs in the folk canon. Her own compositions earned her a nomination at the 2015 Boston Music Awards as singer-songwriter of the year. Miraglia has appeared on stage with world-class performers including Johnny Winter and Robert Cray at venues like the New York State Blues Festival.
The Revere, MA. native was weaned on her parents’ Motown collection, and found the classic rock of The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin on her own. She graduated from Emerson with a degree in creative writing and found herself adrift. Then she went to an open mic night at a local club. “I found my tribe,” says on her web page. “I dropped everything and pursued that.”
Caroline Cotter quit her day job in 2015 after achieving national recognition with her debut album Dreaming As I Do. The album reached number five on the national folk DJ charts. Her tune Bella Blue was the second most played folk song on the charts.
A passionate world traveler, Cotter performs more than 200 shows a year in the U.S. and Europe. She’s been to 28 countries in 15 years, and her repertoire includes tunes she sings in Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian. She also sings in Sanskrit, not surprising because she studied yoga in India.
Cotter’s sweet soprano voice and comfortable, international folk style give her a wide range of stories to tell the listener.
Danielle Miraglia with Caroline Cotter outdoors at Soule Homestead, 46 Soule Street, Middeboro, July 29. Concert starts at 6 p.m. and is held rain or shine with indoor venue available. Admission $10 per person, under 16 free. Snacks available for purchase. No dogs or alcohol allowed. Family-friendly. Ample parking.