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Midyne / Bio

After growing up with a name like Midyne (pronounced meh-DEEN), she was destined to be unique...

As a third generation musician, Midyne’s musical roots run deep. At age 12, the studio was her second home while she recorded children's songs with five other young vocalists. Now, as a seasoned songwriter, she weaves a richly textured tapestry of thought-provoking lyrics with her own blend of jazz-infused folk. Midyne is one of a handful of singer/songwriters who is equally at home on the Celtic harp as she is on the guitar. With her intricate finger-work, she is said to “play harp like a guitarist and guitar like a harpist.” As a singer, she has been compared to Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Joni Mitchell, and Gillian Welch.

In the mid 1990s, Midyne began perfecting her sound with Chante Fairbanks and Mark Wing in the popular Santa Cruz trio Birdz Uva Feather. Later she joined forces with long-time friend Jayme Kelly Curtis and Bruce Argyle in Argyle, Curtis & Spear, a metaphysical folk/rock band. For the next several years Midyne collaborated with Jill Meniketti and Lynne Reardon in the world's first electric harp trio, Electric Angel, where she played a magenta 36-string Camac Electroharpe. In recent years she enjoyed singing harmonies and playing a variety of instruments with Kathy Goll-Derstine, Trish McDonald, and Anne Stern in the Lillyhammers. Midyne currently performs as a solo artist, with friends, and in collaboration with other artists.

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Singer Songwriter / Folk

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Santa Cruz, CA

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