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Melaena Cadiz

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“A voice that grabs you within seconds." -NPR
For more than a few years now, Filipino-American singer-songwriter Melaena Cadiz has been making a beautiful, dreamy brand of down-home folk. She spent her childhood between Kalamazoo, MI and Singapore. She started writing songs in high school, strongly influenced by her parents’ collection of folk records. After leaving home she lived in Seattle, Paris and landed in NYC for a number of years where she worked as a waitress and shop girl among other odd jobs before rediscovering her love of music when she became involved with the close-knit Northeast folk scene.
Her first EP, “Rattle The Windows,” was tracked over a course of a year with grammy-winning sound engineer Tom Camuso. Her sophomore effort, “Deep Below Heaven” recorded mostly live, was produced by Alexander Foote, engineered by Tom Camuso, and included appearances by James Felice (The Felice Brothers), Matt Bauer, Dana Falconberry, David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, Nanci Griffith)
In 2015, signed to MISRA Records (whose landmark releases include Phosphorescent and Destroyer) she spent a winter writing in Joshua Tree. She enlisted producer Joe Rogers to record her second full- length album. Her band mates Scott Colberg, David Turbeville and Arthur Vint sat in. The result is a sparse and airy soundscape that Stereogum called “the perfect soundtrack for wanderlusting.”

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