Frank Migliorelli

& The Dirt Nappers

Come on out for some live music! We’ll be playing a bunch of gigs throughout the fall in the area-

September Acoustic Show in Saugerties October-Rhinebeck Porchfest…..and more….

See calendar below!

Check out our kids album-

written with the idea that kids music doesn’t have to drive parents crazy!

“We’re Not Kiddin’ Around” is available NOW!

 More info is posted at a website we created  just for this release- check it out:

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“Migliorelli has been consistently picking up award nominations and attention from every corner of the indie community in the last two years,-using plaintive, earnest lyrics blended with visceral yet underscored harmonies, he’s defining a new era of alternative Americana that in many ways belongs to all of us, and in others is uniquely and exclusively his.”

 - Michael Rand, Indie Band Guru (Jul 25, 2018)

Available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp

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“Migliorelli and company have produced a winner in the vein of Tom Petty’s Wildflowers or early Wilco efforts.”

Shawn Donohue, Glide Magazine

(Read the interview here)


Frank Migliorelli and 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 third release-“The Things You Left Behind” garnered airplay across the Americana radio stations and show both nationally and internationally, and Frank picked up an honorable mention in “American Songwriter Magazine”’s songwriting competition in 2017 for his song “When The Circus Ends”.

The Dirt Nappers kept busy during the  pandemic shutdown. Putting the challenge of live gigs aside, the band put out a  call to some friends to create a children’s album based on a number of popular children’s books-Featuring Soozie Tyrell and Charlie Giordano of Bruce Springsteen’s band, Porter Carroll Jr. of Atlantic Starr & Hall and Oates, Tania Elizabeth of the Avett Brothers, Banshie of Blue and Dirt Napper Regular Sherryl Marshall and NYC twangler Johnny Jake, “We’re Not Kiddin’ Around is a parent friendly kids record that rocks!- In addition to airplay across the country, the album was named a top ten release by The Ark of Music music blog in 2021!

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, Joan Osborne, & more.  With a strong catalog of original music, they pepper their shows with a number of choice cover tunes to create “the perfect mix of 60’s AM radio, and a Saturday night in the garage with a few good friends and few guitars.”

Frank has written and published a library of music for advertising agencies, children's publishers, and video game projects. He's been a finalist in top songwriting competitions. As a producer, Franks’s recorded such great artists including the award-winning duo "Satan and Adam”- now featured in an award winning documentary, Bill Perry-"Love Scars”, The Uptown Horns and a number of other album releases. He's written and produced music for a 20th Century Fox "X-Files" video game, numerous  children’s video games for Scholastic and Sunburst, and even wrote a soundtrack for a "Chippendales" video… “When you’ve done everything from writing music for little kids, ad agencies and half-naked guys in bowties,” says Migliorelli, “you want to step back and try something different.” When The Dirt Nappers take the stage, you are in for a night of  the best of Americana folk, rock n' roll and soul around.

“Some people just have the skills of a singer-songwriter in their genes. New York-based Frank Migliorelli is such an artist.”-- RootsTime/Valsam

“…a superbly-mixed collective of veteran music-smiths with Migliorelli’s gentle-yet-direct, subtle-though-honest brand of storytelling and songwriting, the album comes off crisp, clean, and wildly enjoyable—all while leaving no topic off limits, from broken hearts to gun laws.” -Glide Magazine

 ….recommended for those who love Tom Petty, the most romantic Southside Johnny and all the singers of a certain urban poetry with heartfelt and nostalgic accents…. reminds me of the first Willie Nile with whom he shares poetry and literary references and all "The Things You Left Behind" shows wit and intelligence in telling small and tasty little squares-

Remo Ricaldone,Planet Country

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“Frank Migliorelli sings and performs with a sort of summer fun you can’t replicate. It’s more than just classic Americana. "

- Alexis Arnold, Indie Band Guru

Frank’s Occasional Blog

The Dirt

Worth a read every year for the now famous top-ten music picks of the year, but also once in while insights to a variety of things musical and not always musical.


Free downloads on Bandcamp!

If you haven’t heard, I’m starting to put up a few sketches and demos of some new tunes- We’re planning on recording some new things later this fall, but thought it couldn’t hurt to put out a few demos here and there-

Check out our Bandcamp page to hear the first demo-

“The Rain Will Always Fall On This Side of Town”

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Live Shows





“When The Circus Ends”

American Songwriter Magazine

Lyric Contest Honorable Mention

“Rafferty Train”


“Bass,Drums,Guitars & Organs”


"Frank Migliorelli and The Dirt Nappers tap into the heart and soul of rock and roll with “Bass, Drums, Guitars & Organs”. Representing the best Americana can offer, there is true grit with the intimate, perfectly crafted sound."

- Beach Sloth


Finalist-Great American Song Competition

“Wound Up Woman”

Available on “Bass,Drums,Guitars & Organs”

Honorable Mention-American SongWriter Magazine Lyric Competition “When The Circus Ends”

Available as a free download.

Honorable Mention-Great Lakes Song Competition

“And It Feels Like Chains”

Available on “City Eastern Serenade”

Finalist-International Song Writing Competition

“Harry The  Dirty Dog” -Children’s Music


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