Olivia Quillio- A singer/songwriter from Upstate New York, is reinventing the Modern Torch Song. Quillio’s songs explore the coupling of vivid folk-inspired lyricism and melodic jazz texture. With a dynamic voice beyond her years, she’s known to captivate any space – be it an intimate living room or dark bar. Olivia is currently working on her new album, Get Down and Pray.
Andrew James Mirabile- Andrew James Mirabile is a Blues/Soul singer and guitar player, originally from Schenectady, NY. While studying at Berklee College of Music, he had the opportunity to hone his craft at numerous shows and venues, in and around the Boston area. Mirabile picked up the guitar at age 13 after being influenced by his Grandfather, a jazz guitar player. He began writing original music and performing almost immediately.
ACCENTS- For Accents, a folk rock quartet from Upstate NY, writing music has always been about sincerity. Featuring two husband-and-wife duos, the group showcases lush harmonies thanks to their three vocalists TJ Foster, Lauren Foster, and Ashleigh Whitfield, soaring guitars from Jordan Stewart, and a unique live show highlighted by the multi-instrumental abilities of all members. Their critically acclaimed sophomore record ‘Tall Tales’ and follow-up EP ‘Small Tales’ were released in 2014 by legendary independent label, Deep Elm Records. Since those releases, multiple songs have been featured in hit MTV dramas, among other productions. While ‘Tall Tales’ was recorded with a full-band, Accents is gearing up to record and release a new folk-driven record in 2015. All of the group’s music is available digitally on a Name-Your-Price basis from Deep Elm Records at www.deepelmdigital.com.
Jocelyn Arndt- Co-writing with her brother and guitar player Chris, the duo along with their band, combine an imploring style with elements of blues, indie-rock, and jazz, to create music that is worlds beyond ordinary.
But regardless of style and approach, it is always the intimacy of Jocelyn’s voice combined with the retro approach of Chris’s guitar work that makes their music and live performances amazing.
Their debut EP “Strangers In Fairyland” was released in October 2014 to critical acclaim. A followup original Holiday Song “Still” was digitally released in December of the same year charting in the 20s on iTunes Christmas charts. Most recently the duo released “Here To Stay”, a retro-swing-infused love song featuring Danny Louis of Gov’t Mule on keys and legendary Jazz Vibraphone player Tony Miceli.
EPISODE NOTES: Olivia Quillio- 1:45
Andrew James Mirabile- 17:05
Jocelyn Arndt- 45:24