MP3 Mya Elaine - About the Tide
Mya''s music is overwhelming, but in a good way. With powerful percussive guitar mixed with strong captivating vocals, her music is bound to call your attention.
14 MP3 Songs
FOLK: like Ani, FOLK: like Joni
Mya grew up in central New York, and began her music career on the piano at a young age. Her music interest expanded as she learned the trumpet, taught herself the drum kit, and eventually taught herself the guitar after an initial few lessons. She began writing music of her own in high school and continued to play and sing throughout her career at Smith College, occasionally performing for audiences until the release of her first album, Getting Deep in Roots, in 2003. Mya then began performing at various venues throughout the Pioneer Valley and was featured on Smith TV in 2003. Returning to Smith after a year’s hiatus, she began work on a new album entitled About the Tide, released on March 11th, 2006. About the Tide features Mya on guitar and vocal, as well as piano, electric guitar and djembe. The album, recorded and produced at ToneSoup Productions in Avon, CT, also features Dave Henderson on bass and Ben Dean on violin. Mya draws inspiration from an array of folk artists including Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, Martin Sexton and Ani DiFranco. This spring she plans to begin promoting her new album by touring throughout New England.