Countless times already, Meschiya Lake picked up the best traditional jazz singer award at the Big Easy Music Awards.
In New Orleans, she's hotter than a Mink in Malta and, alongside the kingpins of the New Orleans jazz revival – The Little Big Horns – they kick up such a stompin' storm that everyone joins in to shake and shimmy.
Here is a performer whose gloriously down-to-earth, sassy performance is spellbinding: a no-nonsense treasure at a time when it's easy to despair about lack of substance and character
Meschiya (pronounced Ma-shee-ya) enjoyed a more colourful start than most. In 2000, she had joined a Circus troupe that blended traditional big tent arts with modern sideshow shocks, and honed her performance skills eating glass and insects...and fire dancing.
In 2007, Meschiya stepped out to front The Loose Marbles on the French Quarter's Royal Street, and joined by jazz dancers Chance Bushman and Amy Johnson, they set the town a-boppin'.
She teamed up for a while with singer Erika Lewis, formed The Magnolia Beacon, and they hit the road to appear in clubs from New York to Berlin, France and Latvia.
Once back home in New Orleans, Meschiya formed The Little Big Horns in 2009 and, saving busking pennies from the street, went on to produce their debut album, Lucky Devil to widespread national acclaim.
And now, at Little Big Horn Industries, Meschiya and her crew have again been working on their third album, Bad Kids Club, for over a year. Wait until you hear these 14 new recordings: hot stuff! It's a slicker, more modern sounding kind of traditional, with more original tunes. Much more representational of our current sound. We think the fans will be pleased!!
May Tour Holland:
5 mei - Bevrijdingsfestival / Leeuwarden EN
Bevrijdingsfestival / Groningen
7 mei - Swing in Utrecht @ TivoliVredenburg / Utrecht
8 mei - Mama's Pride / Geleen
10 mei - VanSlag / Borger
11 mei - Rotown / Rotterdam
12 mei - Paradiso / Amsterdam
13 mei - Luxor Live / Arnhem
15 mei - Down By The River / Venlo
released March 2, 2016
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