Mieka Pauley at The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center
The Loft at Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving Street Rahway, NJ07065 usa
Mieka Pauley 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.
Frequently moving about the country in her formative years, settling down, then uprooting and starting anew, it's no wonder her messages have a no-time-for-B.S. vibe. While Mieka's lyrics are startling, they're never vindictive. In fact, her confessions invite listeners to admit they share the same inner struggles and desires.
"Bold, sexy, and wicked, with just the right touch of irony." - Larry Groce, host, NPR's Mountain Stage