REBECCA CORREIA and MIEKA PAULEY at SANDYWOODS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013 - REBECCA CORREIA and MIEKA PAULEY
7:30 pm, doors open 7 pm
BYOB & BYOF
$12 advance, $15 at the door
REBECCA CORREIA is a genuine force of nature, a performer who fiercely outshines the current avalanche of artificially manufactured stars. An intensely gifted artist whose otherworldly voice conveys her immense heart and keenly crafted songs, she is an artist's artist, a writer's writer, yet one whom growing audiences adore and call their own. Her exquisitely sung, passionately performed songs reveal an emotional immediacy eagerly shared by her listeners.
In Nashville parlance, she is a triple threat, that rare combination of talent realized in one person: a soulful songwriter, a feverishly adept musician, and a phenomenally gifted singer. Vance Gilbert described her as "a broken-winged angel" after their first shared performance.
Still in her twenties, she's a young veteran whose artistry stretches back 15 years. With well over 200 songs to her credit, she has released five indie CDs, including the critically-acclaimed "Miss You" and the solo acoustic tour de force "Soul of Me," which was recorded live at Sirius Satellite Radio in New York City in 2009.
The growing list of major artists who have welcomed Rebecca as their opener includes Natasha Bedingfield, Shawn Colvin, Livingston Taylor, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Vance Gilbert, Melissa Ferrick, Cliff Eberhardt, Tracy Bonham, Jessie Colter, Freedy Johnston, Reel Big Fish, Black Eyed Peas, Raining Jane, Ryan Cabrera, and Lucy Kaplansky. Rebecca averages a hundred shows each year. Every one of her performances is mesmerizing. Don't miss her return to Sandywoods!
MIEKA PAULEY is "bold, sexy, and wicked, with just the right touch of irony." Mieka possesses a voice that flows like good whiskey and a frankness that makes Alanis Morissette look shy. She conjures up a sonic immediacy with the same masterful command as Ani DiFranco, with driving, yearning melodies that stand alongside the work of Michelle Shocked, Neko Case and Emmylou Harris.
"My songs are like the actions that I can't really take." So says the refreshingly candid artist whose vagabond background infuses "The Science of Making Choices," her most recent full-length album.
Frequently moving about the country in her formative years, settling down, then uprooting and starting anew; no wonder her messages have a no-time-for-bullshit vibe. While her lyrics are startling ("Never fuck a woman that you don't love," "I promise this time I won't be a psycho," "I wanna wreck your home/I wanna get your husband alone") they are never vindictive. In fact, her confessions invite listeners to admit they share the same inner struggles and desires.
"A lot of it is true from the perspective of me thinking these things. It's all shit that I went through in my own head, like rocking in the corner," she says of her songs about retaliation ("First Stone," "Marked Man"), lust and envy ("Wreck"), desperation ("Another Go") and brokenhearted disgrace ("Never Fuck a Woman That You Don't Love"). "But I've never tried to kill a man or steal a husband," she laughs.
Mieka's career pursuits have helped her win prestigious competitions like Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Female Rock Star of the Year, the Starbucks Songwriter Competition, and the New York Songwriters Circle Songwriting Contest. She has shared stages with household names like Natasha Bedingfield, KT Tunstall, John Legend, Edwin McCain, Ben Kweller, Jason Mraz, Gavin DeGraw, the Black Eyed Peas and Citizen Cope. while earning herself slots at must-see music events (Newport Folk Festival, South by Southwest, CMJ) and high-profile gigs like singing the national anthem at Red Sox games. She's also been featured on BBC London Radio, NPR's "Mountain Stage" and the music session blog Daytrotter.
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