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Meschiya Lake

Rank #6 US New Orleans, LA Jazz / New Orleans

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Sounds Like: Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Rebirth Brass Band, Ella Fitzgerald

Label: Jelly Roll House Records

Manager: Meschiya Lake

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  • Fri

    Jul 18


    New Orleans, LA, US | 4:00pm

    New Orleans, LA, US
    Fri Jul 18 4:00pm

    Details

    Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns Meschiya began her singing career at the age of nine, earning aregular gig and winning $500 upon winning an adults only singingcontest in a South Dakota Steakhouse. In 2000 as a young woman, shemet and began traveling with the Know Nothing Family Zirkus Zideshowand End of the World Circus - a troupe blending traditional circusarts with modern sideshow varieties where Meschiya honed herperformance skills with such thrilling acts as glass and insect eatingand fire dancing (dangerously twirling around on stage withflame-doused nunchucks). It was while touring with this troupe thatshe fell in love with and felt immediately embraced by the culturallyrich and one of a kind city of New Orleans, her home base for the lastdecade and counting.In the Spring of 2007, Meschiya began singing with the traditionaljazz outfit the Loose Marbles on the French Quarters Royal Street. Joined by jazz dancers Chance Bushman and Amy Johnson, a new revival of traditional jazz and dance consequently blossomed:Bringing the joy and vitality of New Orleanss spirit, wowingaudiences both young and old alike, they toured the United States andEurope, playing on streets, in clubs, and leaving a trail of write-upsin publications along the way. Dan Baum of the New Yorkerwrites"Meschiya Lake rocks back on her heels, lifts her chest, andopens her throat like an air raid siren to croon in a thrillingpre-microphone style that...can make you feel by turns as though youwere shivering around a campfire in a railroad (yard) or drinking in abudapest nightclub in 1938."Upon the tours return in the Fall of 2007, her acquisition formusical knowledge insatiable, Meschiya took up the guitar and banjoand, with singer Erika Lewis, formed The Magnolia Beacon, creatingoriginal, dark, melodic, minor keyed compositions focusing on vocalharmony. Taking their hit duo on the road, the two songstresses grewand solidified fan bases in New York and Berlin, on the streets andclubs of France and Latvia, and every spot along the way and inbetween, the success of their songs even finding their way into theGerman movie by writer Kerstin Hoekel "Peirogi".Once back home in New Orleans, she delighted in participating in andwatching the jazz revival unfold around her, with jazz and jazz dancefever bringing more and more musicians and dancers to town. Meschiyaformed The Little Big Horns Jazz Band in the Spring of 2009 and,saving pennies from the street, she produced the first Little BigHorns album Lucky Devil to National Acclaim. On the 5th anniversaryof Katrina, DJ David Kunian of WWOZ cited Lucky Devil as one of hisfour favorite releases of 2010 on NPRs All Things Considered.More Press!!:Since teaming up with the UK based Brookfield-Knights Agency and Bloody-great PR, the Lil Big Horns have been getting some Great Reviews!:"With the superlative and atmospheric playing of The Little Big Horns providing the perfect musical setting, Meschiya Lake has given this fantastic music a new lease of life" - Dave Haslam, R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) magazine, UK.The album is a big and bold mix of jazz and blues, her own compositions mixing with material from the early twentieth century. It has the same feeling of being old yet totally of the here and now that few other artists manage to capture (The Carolina Chocolate Drops being one of the few that stand out).Lake doesn't need to hide behind a microphone with her big bold ragtime jazz voice. It is something that singles out the leaders of a revival, their gifts revitalise the source, and that is what you hear all the way through this album.A UK tour is in the planning stages for 2012 and with the buzz surrounding her is sure to be a hot ticket - Spiral Earth (UK)"...the timeless sound of the Little Big Horns...is nothing short of a steaming bowl of red hot Creole gumbo with a glass of bourbon on the side....a gem of a record.." -Liam Wilkinson, Northern Sky

  • Fri

    Jun 27


    New Orleans, LA, US | 4:00pm

    New Orleans, LA, US
    Fri Jun 27 4:00pm

    Details

    Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns Meschiya began her singing career at the age of nine, earning aregular gig and winning $500 upon winning an adults only singingcontest in a South Dakota Steakhouse. In 2000 as a young woman, shemet and began traveling with the Know Nothing Family Zirkus Zideshowand End of the World Circus - a troupe blending traditional circusarts with modern sideshow varieties where Meschiya honed herperformance skills with such thrilling acts as glass and insect eatingand fire dancing (dangerously twirling around on stage withflame-doused nunchucks). It was while touring with this troupe thatshe fell in love with and felt immediately embraced by the culturallyrich and one of a kind city of New Orleans, her home base for the lastdecade and counting.In the Spring of 2007, Meschiya began singing with the traditionaljazz outfit the Loose Marbles on the French Quarters Royal Street. Joined by jazz dancers Chance Bushman and Amy Johnson, a new revival of traditional jazz and dance consequently blossomed:Bringing the joy and vitality of New Orleanss spirit, wowingaudiences both young and old alike, they toured the United States andEurope, playing on streets, in clubs, and leaving a trail of write-upsin publications along the way. Dan Baum of the New Yorkerwrites"Meschiya Lake rocks back on her heels, lifts her chest, andopens her throat like an air raid siren to croon in a thrillingpre-microphone style that...can make you feel by turns as though youwere shivering around a campfire in a railroad (yard) or drinking in abudapest nightclub in 1938."Upon the tours return in the Fall of 2007, her acquisition formusical knowledge insatiable, Meschiya took up the guitar and banjoand, with singer Erika Lewis, formed The Magnolia Beacon, creatingoriginal, dark, melodic, minor keyed compositions focusing on vocalharmony. Taking their hit duo on the road, the two songstresses grewand solidified fan bases in New York and Berlin, on the streets andclubs of France and Latvia, and every spot along the way and inbetween, the success of their songs even finding their way into theGerman movie by writer Kerstin Hoekel "Peirogi".Once back home in New Orleans, she delighted in participating in andwatching the jazz revival unfold around her, with jazz and jazz dancefever bringing more and more musicians and dancers to town. Meschiyaformed The Little Big Horns Jazz Band in the Spring of 2009 and,saving pennies from the street, she produced the first Little BigHorns album Lucky Devil to National Acclaim. On the 5th anniversaryof Katrina, DJ David Kunian of WWOZ cited Lucky Devil as one of hisfour favorite releases of 2010 on NPRs All Things Considered.More Press!!:Since teaming up with the UK based Brookfield-Knights Agency and Bloody-great PR, the Lil Big Horns have been getting some Great Reviews!:"With the superlative and atmospheric playing of The Little Big Horns providing the perfect musical setting, Meschiya Lake has given this fantastic music a new lease of life" - Dave Haslam, R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) magazine, UK.The album is a big and bold mix of jazz and blues, her own compositions mixing with material from the early twentieth century. It has the same feeling of being old yet totally of the here and now that few other artists manage to capture (The Carolina Chocolate Drops being one of the few that stand out).Lake doesn't need to hide behind a microphone with her big bold ragtime jazz voice. It is something that singles out the leaders of a revival, their gifts revitalise the source, and that is what you hear all the way through this album.A UK tour is in the planning stages for 2012 and with the buzz surrounding her is sure to be a hot ticket - Spiral Earth (UK)"...the timeless sound of the Little Big Horns...is nothing short of a steaming bowl of red hot Creole gumbo with a glass of bourbon on the side....a gem of a record.." -Liam Wilkinson, Northern Sky

  • Fri

    Jun 20


    New Orleans, LA, US | 4:00pm

    New Orleans, LA, US
    Fri Jun 20 4:00pm

    Details

    Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns Meschiya began her singing career at the age of nine, earning aregular gig and winning $500 upon winning an adults only singingcontest in a South Dakota Steakhouse. In 2000 as a young woman, shemet and began traveling with the Know Nothing Family Zirkus Zideshowand End of the World Circus - a troupe blending traditional circusarts with modern sideshow varieties where Meschiya honed herperformance skills with such thrilling acts as glass and insect eatingand fire dancing (dangerously twirling around on stage withflame-doused nunchucks). It was while touring with this troupe thatshe fell in love with and felt immediately embraced by the culturallyrich and one of a kind city of New Orleans, her home base for the lastdecade and counting.In the Spring of 2007, Meschiya began singing with the traditionaljazz outfit the Loose Marbles on the French Quarters Royal Street. Joined by jazz dancers Chance Bushman and Amy Johnson, a new revival of traditional jazz and dance consequently blossomed:Bringing the joy and vitality of New Orleanss spirit, wowingaudiences both young and old alike, they toured the United States andEurope, playing on streets, in clubs, and leaving a trail of write-upsin publications along the way. Dan Baum of the New Yorkerwrites"Meschiya Lake rocks back on her heels, lifts her chest, andopens her throat like an air raid siren to croon in a thrillingpre-microphone style that...can make you feel by turns as though youwere shivering around a campfire in a railroad (yard) or drinking in abudapest nightclub in 1938."Upon the tours return in the Fall of 2007, her acquisition formusical knowledge insatiable, Meschiya took up the guitar and banjoand, with singer Erika Lewis, formed The Magnolia Beacon, creatingoriginal, dark, melodic, minor keyed compositions focusing on vocalharmony. Taking their hit duo on the road, the two songstresses grewand solidified fan bases in New York and Berlin, on the streets andclubs of France and Latvia, and every spot along the way and inbetween, the success of their songs even finding their way into theGerman movie by writer Kerstin Hoekel "Peirogi".Once back home in New Orleans, she delighted in participating in andwatching the jazz revival unfold around her, with jazz and jazz dancefever bringing more and more musicians and dancers to town. Meschiyaformed The Little Big Horns Jazz Band in the Spring of 2009 and,saving pennies from the street, she produced the first Little BigHorns album Lucky Devil to National Acclaim. On the 5th anniversaryof Katrina, DJ David Kunian of WWOZ cited Lucky Devil as one of hisfour favorite releases of 2010 on NPRs All Things Considered.More Press!!:Since teaming up with the UK based Brookfield-Knights Agency and Bloody-great PR, the Lil Big Horns have been getting some Great Reviews!:"With the superlative and atmospheric playing of The Little Big Horns providing the perfect musical setting, Meschiya Lake has given this fantastic music a new lease of life" - Dave Haslam, R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) magazine, UK.The album is a big and bold mix of jazz and blues, her own compositions mixing with material from the early twentieth century. It has the same feeling of being old yet totally of the here and now that few other artists manage to capture (The Carolina Chocolate Drops being one of the few that stand out).Lake doesn't need to hide behind a microphone with her big bold ragtime jazz voice. It is something that singles out the leaders of a revival, their gifts revitalise the source, and that is what you hear all the way through this album.A UK tour is in the planning stages for 2012 and with the buzz surrounding her is sure to be a hot ticket - Spiral Earth (UK)"...the timeless sound of the Little Big Horns...is nothing short of a steaming bowl of red hot Creole gumbo with a glass of bourbon on the side....a gem of a record.." -Liam Wilkinson, Northern Sky

  • Tue

    May 27


    Oakland, CA, US | 5:00pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Tue May 27 5:00pm

    Details

    Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns - Swamp Noir This event is 18 and over Meschiya Lake & the Little Big HornsWebsiteFacebookLinksMeschiya Lake rocks back on her heels, lifts her chest, and opens her throat like an air raid siren to croon in a thrilling pre-microphone style thatcan make you feel by turns as though you were shivering around a campfire in a railroad yard or drinking in a Budapest nightclub in 1938.

  • Fri

    May 16


    New Orleans, LA, US | 8:00pm

    New Orleans, LA, US
    Fri May 16 8:00pm
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