The Motion Sick: Ash Wednesdays Featured Artist: Mieka Pauley

Mieka Pauley is probably not quite as good as Brendan Boogie at growing a mustache for this week’s ‘Stache Wednesday Show, but what she lacks in facial hair, she makes up in awesome music.  Her urgent, soulful vocals and clever, but down-to-Earth songwriting definitely put her atop the list of excellent modern singer-songwriter-rockers.  

She has appeared on the road with Eric Clapton, Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Ben Kweller, John Hiatt, Citizen Cope, Blues Traveler, Martin Sexton, Mindy Smith, Jason Mraz, Edwin McCain, Shawn Mullins, Edie Brickell, Talib Kweli, Ben Lee, and Erin McKeown among many others. Northeast Performer calls her “a version of Sarah McLachlan with a switchblade in her shoe,” The Boston Globe “like Aretha in the husky vocal turns,” and The Cornerstone Player “the next meaningful female voice of her generation.” 

In 2005 she was nominated for a Boston Music Award and won the first ever Starbucks Emerging Artist Award.  Her latest record, which has gotten nothing but praise was funded by fans and supporters.  There is a nice little interview in The Boston Globe giving some insight into that.Don’t be a foolish fool and miss her this Wednesday night at Church for the concluding installment of The Motion Sick’s Ash Wednesdays Residency!

[image from Tosco Music Party (Charlotte NC) // ph: Phil Carias]

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