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Mikaela Davis

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Mikaela Davis is the kind of songwriter who routinely defies expectations. The 25 year-old artist is a composer of striking maturity.
Her arrangements deftly combine elements of psychedelic rock, folk and chamber pop, and her vocals display a wisdom and a ruefulness that belie her years. Davis’ instrument of choice is the harp, which she has played since she was eight years old, right about the time she could actually get her hands around the instrument. A native of Rochester, New York, she spent her formative years in youth orchestras rather than in garage bands and later earned a degree from the Crane School of Music. Though Davis is clearly well-versed in the classical canon and is accustomed to performing in a recital setting, her approach to the harp is an unorthodox one. She often employs her instrument as a pulse, a rhythm or as texture as muscular as a guitar’s.
The young Davis -- who has garnered opening slots with such artists as Bon Iver, Punch Brothers, The Staves, among other artists -- is now working on her debut full-length recording with her long time band mates Alex Cote and Shane McCarthy and producer John Congleton. (“They’ve also helped me develop my sound a lot,” Davis notes. “I would be a very different performer without them.”) Davis’s own forthcoming album, promises a sound even more intriguing than what she’s created already: “I think a harp can do anything,” Davis declares. And so, as her recordings and live shows already indicate, can Davis.

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