Press Release: Cotuit Center for the Arts Presents its 9th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration

Apr. 19, 2019

Celebrate Bob Dylan’s 78th birthday with a celebration of his music by Dylan aficionados Art Tebbetts, Danielle Miraglia, and Matt Borrello on Friday, May 10, at Cotuit Center for the Arts.

Now in its ninth year, annual Birthday Bash celebrates the many voices of Bob Dylan, one of the most influential songwriters and performers of the past five decades. The evening will feature songs ranging from Dylan's early folk anthems, to his surreal electric blues, to his postmodern poetry in all its varied musical incarnations.

The audience is advised to buy tickets early, as this show always sells out.

Tebbetts, Miraglia, and Borello share a special friendship that is steeped in a deep love for Dylan songs, and it comes through on stage. The show begins with each singing acoustic versions of Dylan songs.

Later, Dylan goes electric, as each of the singers is backed by a band, featuring New Bedford area musicians Barry Gross and Pedro Verdugo.

Tebbetts, an accomplished folk singer, hosts an Open Mic in his hometown of New Bedford, which is where he and Borrello first got together to share their large repertoire of Dylan songs.

Born and raised in the small Southeastern Massachusetts town of Dighton, Borrello started playing guitar at 14. He often performs as a solo acoustic act and writes songs that blend political and personal themes.

Danielle Miraglia has been described as a dynamic and captivating musician, who “comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson” and “sings with gutsy passion, blows a mean harp, and writes songs both tender and timely.” She grew up in Revere, but is steeped in the Delta Blues, and has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, Bettye Lavette, John Hammond Jr., Joan Osborne, John Mayall, Sonny Landreth, John Oates, Colin Hay, Robert Cray, Rodney Crowell and many more and is a frequent guest of The James Montgomery Blues Band.

Tickets are $32, $27 for members, with a $2 discount for seniors and veterans. Premium tables with wine are available. It is recommended that tickets be purchased early as this event usually sells out.

Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit. For more information, visit www.artsonthecape.org or call 508-428-0669.

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What:

Ninth Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash

Where:

Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit

When:

Friday, May 10, 7:30 PM

Admission:

$32, $27 for balcony seating, with a $2 discount for seniors and veterans

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