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Danielle MiragliaDanielle Miraglia

A strong steady thumb on an old Gibson guitar is the driving force behind Danielle Miraglia’s delta blues influenced guitar style. Add a raw, powerful, whiskey tinged voice and one might be tempted to label her a blues artist. But while Miraglia’s style pays homage to these blues traditions, her classic rock verve, catchy melodies and eclectic array of song subjects that range from deeply personal to socially relevant give it an original twist that is all her own.

 

Craig_BickhardtCraig Bickhardt

From the boisterous club scene of Philadelphia to the country-rock milieu of Los Angeles to the picking parlors of Nashville, Craig has immersed himself in the sights and sounds of American music. His music reflects a life lived as a rock band lead singer, a solo troubadour, a dedicated songwriter, a husband and father. Dreams, heartaches and hard-earned lessons have fed his creativity. There is no other way he could‟ve written the eloquent, often bittersweet songs that have become his trademark.

 

Loretta HagenLoretta Hagen

Reviewers describe award winning singer songwriter Loretta Hagen as ‘heart driven, soul filling, award winning, Folk Americana. Her rich alto voice and strong songwriting skills have led her to win many awards, including a 2013 JAM Awards (Jersey Acoustic Music Awards) “Top Female Songwriter of the Year,” JAM nomination for “Album of the Year,” winner of the NJ Folk Festival Songwriter Competition and designation as a CT Folk Festival finalist and awarded a 2014 NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) Quad showcase.
Hagen’s third CD, “Mud and Stone,” features uplifting folk ballads, up-tempo country swing, and cool, bluesy grooves. “Mud and Stone” debuted at #10 on Folk DJ Charts, consistently #1 on the Roots Music Report for NJ, #5 Top 50 Folk Albums RMR, and continues to receive airplay throughout the US, Canada and Europe. She has performed at premiere venues across the Northeast and Nashville, sharing the stage with Pete Seeger, Roger McGuinn, Sloan Wainwright, Steve Forbert, Richie Havens, Kim Richey and Marshall Crenshaw among others.

Idlewheel Idle_field2

“The operation of a mechanical idlewheel causes two gears to turn in the same direction. The name Idlewheel is an appropriate symbol for what takes place between Sundrud and Bickhardt when they work as a creative team. Both Craig and Jack have forged successful solo careers as well as careers in other bands; Jack in Poco, Craig in SKB. They come from very different parts of America; Craig from the crowded East Coast and Jack from the spacious Great Plains (which happens to be the name of another one of Sundrud’s former bands). They bring to the project very individual and multi-faceted influences, but when they come together to drive Idlewheel’s sound they work as one. The duo’s unique approach to everything from the songwriting, to the tight harmonies, to the arrangement and production of each song involves a process of finding the exact ingredient that moves the music fluidly.”

 

MarcDouglasMarc Douglas Berardo

Marc Douglas Berardo is the kind of hard working, fast moving, adventure seeking, keen observer who lives for the story and the song. In what amounts to song length works of fiction, Berardo’s sharply drawn portraits cast a net on unusual and beguiling characters and places.

MB1Matt Borrello

Matt Borrello is a native of Dighton, Masachusetts. He is a devotedstudent of music history both at Northeastern University and on his own time, collecting and studying the folk music styles of the past. His passion for traditional country, acoustic blues, and early rock and roll is obvious in his own original work.