The Matt Mirabile Band
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"Fleet Blues Fest Promo"

16 year-old guitar-slinger Matt Mirabile will be a name to remember. Taught by veteran guitarist, Charlie Smith, Mirabile exhibits a dexterity, tone and emotion equal to that of his mentors. His passion and deep understanding of this American art form is remarkable -- usually learned traveling a lifetime of long, hard roads. - Donald Wilcock (Emlore Magazine)


"Blues Fest Review"

Fewer monents, solos or whole sets stood out, and what thrills there were came in smaller doses. Matt Mirabile, a 16-year-old local guitar phenom, deserved his place on the main stage- the kid can play! - Times Union


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The Matt Mirabile Band

Two years ago at age 17, Matt Mirabile shared the main stage at the New York Capital Region’s largest blues festival with Bo Diddley and Deb Coleman. Today he stands tall as a seven-year veteran of The Northeast Blues Society’s weekly jams where he regularly sits in with the area’s seasoned veterans including The Band’s Jim Weider and George Boone whose credentials include a European tour with Phillip Walker and a slot at the 1997 IBC representing the Northeast Blues Society.

Fresh from a Toast to New Orleans benefit where he showcased with Kenny Neal, Marva Wright and Mem Shannon, Mirabile has risen above the flash that so often characterizes players his age to reach deep into the blues heritage for soul searing solos that reflect a depth of maturity rarely heard from a guitarist of any age, let alone 19. One of his favorite live performers is Chicago blues guitarist Lurrie Bell. Other influences include Peter Green, Johnny Guitar Watson, Screaming Jay Hawkins, and Memphis Slim.

Mirabile’s music is very much rooted in the R&B styles of the late ’40s and early ’50s. Yet, he still has ties to more modern guitarists. He is about to release his debut album of originals recorded with vocalist Alison Jacobs whose credits include work with such high profile Americana music artists as Kevin Maul and Tony Markellis. Rounding out the band is Jeff Potter on keys and bass player Todd Wulmeyer. Todd has played with everyone from Wayne Hancock to the Asylum Street Spankers. On drums is Nick Fera.