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Jim Infantino, Danielle Miraglia, Terry Kitchen at Somerville Armory Cafe Saturday, Dec. 7
December 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$10
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert on Saturday December 7 with Somerville singer/songwriter Jim Infantino, Boston blues/rock singer/songwriter Danielle Miraglia, and Boston singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap. The show begins at 7:30 pm with an open mic, and admission is $10. The Armory Cafe is at 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville. For more information call 617-718-2191 or visit artsatthearmory.org/cafe or www.facebook.com/SomervilleSongwriterSessions. Email SomervilleSongwriter@gmail.com to reserve an open mic slot. Performer details below.
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents contemporary folk singer/songwriters in concert, on the first Saturday of each month. The Armory Cafe features live music in an intimate setting, a menu featuring sandwiches, soups, desserts and coffees, and plenty of free parking. Our 12/7 performers:
Jim Infantino has been writing and singing his own brand of off kilter folk music in the New York / New England area since the early 80s when he was a underage performer heading into Dave Van Ronk’s open mic on Macdougal Street. His songs have been described as satirical, witty, sardonic, urbane, funny, heartbreaking, catchy, philosophical and razor sharp. He writes from a shifting perspective of human beings confronted by a rapidly changing whir of technology, work, love, death, money, facts and belief. Sometimes political, sometimes personal, sometimes abstract, his songs weave in the hint of humor when you expect sadness and tragedy when you expect levity. Since 1996 he has been performing mostly with his band, Jim’s Big Ego, who describe themselves as “the greatest band in the history of recorded music” and compare themselves to “the great wall of China, Antarctica, and other things you can see from space.” With the band he has released 7 full-length CDs adding to his previous 2 solo releases. He is also a novelist, with his debut book The Wakeful Wanderer’s Guide to New England and Beyond winning the 2017 Wattys Newcomer’s Award. He currently lives in Boston, practicing meditation between pots of coffee. His own blog on sitting can be found at jiminfantino.com, and the band site is bigego.com.
Blues/rock diva Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm, harmonica, and tunes ranging from heartfelt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. After graduating from Emerson College’s Creative Writing program, she attended an open mic at the late great Kendall Cafe and hasn’t looked back, sharing the stage with such legends as Buddy Guy, Joan Osborne and Robert Cray. She was the New England Music Awards’ 2019 Female Performer of the Year, and, with her band The Glory Junkies, a Boston Music Award nominee for Blues Artist of the Year for both 2019 and 2018. Her latest recording All My Heroes Are Ghosts blends her musical influences (The Rolling Stones, Prince, Janis Joplin) with her lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst. More on Danielle at daniellem.com.
Called “one of New England’s best songwriters” by The Boston Globe, award-winning singer/guitarist Terry Kitchen performs songs that are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. He’s been performing on folk stages across the country since the 1990s, releasing ten CDs, including his latest, Rubies in the Dust, which was heard across the U.S and Canada while spending 2 months on the national Folk-DJ chart. His songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Song Contest, and have appeared in numerous films. He was the leader of the groundbreaking Boston band Loose Ties, whose experiences he recounts in his novel Next Big Thing, called “a great debut novel” by The San Francisco Book Review. More on Terry at www.terrykitchen.com.