Miles Nielsen & Rusted Hearts – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – March 30th, 2017

Miles Nielsen & Rusted Hearts

New friends and old at the Muse...

Miles Nielsen & Rusted Hearts

Sarah Potenza

Thu, March 30, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$8.00 - $10.00

Miles Nielsen & Rusted Hearts
Miles Nielsen & Rusted Hearts
Vocals, Guitar / Miles Nielsen
Guitar, Vocals / Daniel James McMahon
Keys, Horns, Vocals / Adam Plamann
Bass, Vocals / Dave McClellan
Drums / Jeff Werckle

Rockford, IL-based Miles Nielsen has spent nearly a decade enthralling audiences with music that draws force from the prime years of Western-influenced rock music and classic ‘60s soul. Claiming influences as diverse as Otis Redding’s classic soul and Jellyfish’s cult power pop recordings.
Sarah Potenza
Sarah Potenza
From Rolling Stone's 10 Country Artists You Need To Know 2016

Sounds Like: A Janis Joplin-Aretha Franklin hybrid with a mic ... but a Lucinda Williams-Bonnie Raitt hybrid with a pen

For Fans of: Alabama Shakes, B.B. King, Mavis Staples

Why You Should Pay Attention: After Potenza's spellbinding blind audition yielded a four-chair turn on NBC's The Voice, a visibly moved Pharrell Williams told her she was "giving this generation something they've never seen before." Potenza is to the blues what Adele is to pop: a colossal-voiced singer who merges her old-school influences with a modernistic sound. Her new album, Monster, solidifies endless Janis Joplin vocal comparisons but also colors between the lines of Memphis blues, Nashville Americana, New Orleans funk and L.A. punk. Its lyrics are personal and personally therapeutic, as she empowers herself through tunes denouncing industry naysayers and embracing her fuller-figured, boisterous self.

She Says: "It's hard for a size 16, 36-year-old woman," says Potenza of catching a break in the music industry. But she's come to realize those numbers actually work in her favor. "I've never opened a door with my looks. Because I've always relied on my personality and my talent, I've really flourished and feel strong and confident. I don't know how to get someone to buy me a drink in a bar, but I'll sing you a song!"

Hear for Yourself: "The Cost of Living" is like a powerful sermon delivered in a smoky blues club. Beville Dunkerley
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/