Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers
Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers are a roots-rock Americana band that have been hailed as “undoubtedly talented musicians who write classic, timeless songs flavored with pop, rock and roots that you’ll want to listen on repeat.” (Byron William, Indie-Spoonful). Their 2017 release “Bass, Drums, Guitars and Organs” garnered airplay across the Americana radio stations (nationally and internationally). Frank is an honorable mention in “American Songwriter Magazine’s songwriting competition in 2017 for his song “When The Circus Ends.” Rooted deep in the best of American folk, rock n' roll and soul, Frank and the band bring a great show to the stage wherever they play. The Dirt Nappers bring it to the stage every show-with a collection of talent that have played with Gavin DeGraw, Southside Johnny, Steve Forbert and more.
Frank Migliorelli & The Dirt Nappers is one of the featured artists on BWH Music Group's upcoming album, Keepin' It Country.
What is the name of the song you have on ‘Keepin’ It Country, Vol. One’?
"Every Bar Tender In This Town Knows My Name"
What is the inspiration behind your song? Or what is your song about?
People are always asking me why I keep playing music after all these years- do I think I'm going to "make it" at some point--- I laugh and wonder what they mean by "make it"- this song is about being famous enough- which is good enough for me-
How did you write your featured song? Or can you describe your songwriting process?
It kind of started out as a humorous song, I was just thinking it would be a good solo acoustic show diddy or an open-mike piece- never thought of doing it beyond that, but the reaction to the tune was pretty positive, so we started working it up with the full band, and when it came time to do the record, we thought it would be fun to put it on the record.
If you could share the stage with one Country artist, who would it be?! Wow...that's a hard question....I guess if you are talking hard core classic country folks, I'd have a top ten list- Owens, Cash, Jerry Reed, and Hank Williams, for starters. Jack White already stole Loretta Lynn....dammit. Huge Dwight Yokum fan, and Brad Paisley is a hell of a guitar player....wouldn't mind having them in the same bar room as me.....
Who or what has inspired you the most in your music career? Probably just growing up when I did, and having a Sony transistor radio.....I just had that with me all the time with that earpiece, and I would tape it to my bicycle, and keep it under my pillow. AM radio was pretty diverse in the 60s, so you got exposed to a lot of stuff.....
How did you first get introduced to Country music? Or what made you decide to pursue Country music? Some friends of my parents gave me a Johnny Cash record when I was about 10 or 11- I heard the tune "Sugar" and thought it was funny- so we used to sing it a lot when we were kids- Also I remember watching country music on TV- the Cash show, Glenn Campbell- and my grandmother loved Hee-Haw- so we saw some pretty kick-ass performances in our living room...
Of the songs you have written, which one was the most challenging to write and why? Damn.....They all are challenging in some respects.......I guess the challenge is picking what to leave out....
Where do you live and how is the Country music scene there!? I'm in the NY area- Hudson Valley, so there's a pretty thick Americana scene-Some really good players and writers you should check out- Johnny Jake, Emily Duff, Monica Passin are a few of my faves- definitely worth chasing down.
So, what’s coming up in the future? I'm starting to do some writing- after we released the third record this past spring, you need to take a break, but I'm having a bunch of ideas starting to brew...so I need to get back into the writing mode. I've been battling carpal tunnel & tennis elbow the past few months, so I've been trying to ease off playing and also using the computer a bit....but I'll deal with it.... I figure the Dirt Nappers will record a new single or two in the fall- I'm not ready to do another Dirt Napper album yet- I have a few other music projects I want to focus on- possibly a kid's record that has been on the back burner for years- I used to write kid's music for a living, and would like to put something out in that genre...
Tell us where fans can access your music? Best place to start- www.dirtnappers.com - I hate facebook, but drop by there anyway, and we have a pretty active instagram account- @fmigliorelli. Of course DEFINITELY check us out on Spotify!!! We need to build that up a bit!
Along with Frank Migliorelli's Song “Every Bar Tender in this Town Knows My Name,” BWH Music Group’s Keepin' It Country, Vol. One, by Various Artists, will host an eclectic mix of 17 songs today's best Independent Country Artists and Songwriters.
Stayed tuned for the release of Keepin It Country, Vol. One, by Various Artists, just in time for Labor Day, 2019! The album will be released worldwide on CDbaby and available on all major digital outlets.