Join WMFO all day on Saturday, May 4, 2019 for the first-ever WMFO Live Music Day. We’ll be broadcasting live acts from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Don’t miss it!
Here’s the line-up:
9:00 – 9:40 – The Cast Irons
9:55 – 10:35 – Anthony Kaczynski
10:50 – 11:30 – Peter Parcek
11:45 – 12:25 – Danielle Miraglia and Lisa Bastoni
12:40 – 1:20 – Lily Black
1:35 – 2:15 – 61 Ghosts
2:30 – 3:10 – Will Dailey
3:25 – 4:05 – Flight of Fire
4:20 – 5:00 – Celebutant
With Eric Downing (Gtrs., keys, Vocals), Brian Fernald (Gtrs./vocals), Robert French (bass), and Corey Prince (drums), The Cast Irons were commitment to write fresh, grounded, yet intense music that reflected their creative chemistry, artistic strengths, and was steeped in their personal experiences across multiple Boston bands.
Originally formed at a songwriting workshop in 2012, the band solidified its creative epicenter in 2017 and embarked on recording their first collection of songs that resulted in the CD – “The Broken Hearts Club.”
Anthony Kaczynski is a vocalist and guitarist with Fireking, a rock and roll band based in Boston, with roots in Detroit. Formerly of the band Figures on a Beach, Anthony is joined in Fireking by Drew Morrison and John Sheeran on bass guitar. and Jonathan Screnci on drums. They’ve just released their second album, “Double Trouble,” 22 songs of pure unadulterated rock. Anthony will be doing a rare solo performance for WMFO Live Music Day.
Peter Parcek’s daring, incendiary and soulful style is a distinctive hybrid. He weaves rock, gypsy-jazz, country, folk, and blues– especially blues– into a tapestry of melody, harmony and daredevil solos that push those styles to their limits without sacrificing the warmth of his own personality.
Peter calls his approach “soul guitar,” an appellation that alludes to his playing’s depth of feeling and character, as well as its deepest roots in classic American music. But Peter’s sensibilities are equally attuned to the future.
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,” our collective anxieties on “All On Fire,” and more. The music itself blends influences of some of Miraglia’s 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 has toured and played major venues across the United States and beyond, shining in both the Folk and Blues circuits including New York State Blues Festival, New Bedford Summerfest, The Narrows Center for the Arts (Fall River, MA), The Birchmere (Alexandria, VA), The Ramshead (Annapolis, MD), Sellersville Theater (Sellersville, PA) and the list goes on….
She has shared the stage with the likes of Buddy Guy,, Joan Osborne, John Oates, Colin Hay, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Bettye Lavette, John Hammond Jr., Sonny Landreth, Robert Cray, Rodney Crowell and many more.
Following a ten year break from music, a career change, and two children, Massachusetts songwriter Lisa Bastoni has returned with The Wishing Hour (2017). Recorded mainly in the wee hours of the night in the kids’ play room, the album debuted as #1 most played on Boston’s WUMB. In the past year, Lisa has been selected to showcase at the New England Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) conference, as well as the Falcon Ridge and New Song Music/LEAF Festivals. Her song “Rabbit Hole” was grand prize winner of the Great American Song Contest.
Lisa is currently working on a follow-up album, to be released in late 2019.
Lily Black is Boston’s premier pop punk band. Beginning in 2014, when they were still in high school, the band began a 5-year stint of gigs across New England, playing all-ages events, festivals, Oktoberfests, Punk Proms, Halloween shows, house parties – everything and anything.
With wild live shows, Lily Black has built a sizable following in New England. Led by captivating singer Lilly Senna, the band opened for the B-52’s at Hampton Beach Casino in June 2018, lighting up a crowd of 2,200, and earning a great shout-out from Kate Pierson.
Since 2015 Lily Black has released three EPs, all of which continue to be spun on college and non-comm radio nationwide. Their most recent EP, “Cover it Up,” charted on several CORE stations, and was positively reviewed in Drumhead Magazine.
61 Ghosts is a visionary Alt-Blues Duo. Their fusion of Mississippi Hill Country Blues with Primal rock brings the Mississippi Delta into focus as the forbearer of Rock and Roll.
61 Ghosts is Joe Mazzari (singer/songwriter/ guitarist) and Dixie Deadwood (drums/back-up vox). Joe is known to US and EU audiences from multiple recordings with Johnny Thunders/Heartbreakers fame, as well as recording with legendary producer Johnny Miller (Stones, Traffic). Dixie Deadwood, by way of Clarksdale, Mississippi, is a seasoned interpreter of hill country “Deep Blues” and longtime drummer for the late blues legend Leo “Bud” Welch”.
Will Dailey is an acclaimed independent recording and performing artist. His sound has been described as having a rich vintage vibe while having a firm appreciation of AM rock, pop and big hooks leading famed Rock journalist Dan Aquilante to call him “the real deal.”
Dailey’s latest album, National Throat, has been met with stellar reviews, over 8 million spins on Spotify, top 20 on Billboard Heat Seeker chart and won Album of the Year in the Boston Music Awards, New England Music Awards and Improper Bostonian Magazine.
Dailey, who is already a three-time winner of the Boston Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter and two time winner for Male vocalist also won Artist of the Year in 2014. In 2016 he shared the stage with Eddie Vedder in Chicago, joining him for 5 songs for the Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit and was direct support for G Love’s summer tour. His latest album, Golden Walker, is out now.
Comprised of a wild, charismatic singer who was born to wail, identical twin sisters whose in-your-face attitudes never fail to ensnare an audience, and a woman whose rhythmic talent both intimidates and inspires, this multiple award-winning band known for over-the-top stage antics and crowd-pleasing songs performs energetic and inspiring hard rock delivered by four fierce females, creating the unique, intense experience that is Flight of Fire.
Flight of Fire has opened for such artists as: Bon Jovi, J. Geils Band, Lita Ford, Fitz and the Tantrums, Alestorm, Nekrogoblikon, The Strumbellas, Joywave, Blue October, Eyes Set To Kill, Betty, Hunter Valentine, Lez Zeppelin and Saliva.
Celebutant is a Boston-based band playing what they call “Experimental Indie Popslop.” Band members Mario Epstein, Tom Maroon and Jonathan Wauhkonen just released a four-song collection called “The Tabloids EP.”