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 been working on our new album, Foolers' Gold, for over a year. 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!!
released June 25, 2013
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