Mikaela Davis performs at Songbyrd Music House on Nov. 11, 2019. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
A true professional is one who approaches her or his craft with singleness of purpose, the ability to ignore the surrounding noise, and the will to power through when roadblocks and obstacles are blaring “stop, go back, give up!”
Life on the road for a working musician is tough enough without the unexpected breakdowns, illnesses, and logistical headaches. Thus when harpist/singer-songwriter extraordinaire Mikaela Davis and Southern Star stopped into the Songbyrd Music House and Record Café recently, they had already overcome several hurdles, including Mikaela losing her voice prior to the previous night’s gig that forced her first ever cancellation.
Mikaela Davis performs at DC9 on Oct. 15, 2018. (Photo by Mark Caicedo)
After an absence from the DC metro area of nearly three years, Mikaela Davis stopped in at DC9 Monday night and performed a set that spanned musical genres from dream pop to country to straight ahead rock. Who would have thought that a harpist could be so versatile? With a voice that is strong and pure, and instrumental chops that rival any lead guitarist’s, Mikaela’s set wowed the faithful crowd.
Mikaela Davis (Photo courtesy Shore Fire Media)
Harpist Mikaela Davis released Delivery, her debut album, in July via Rounder Records. She’ll perform at DC9 on Monday, Oct. 15.
Mary Lattimore performs at 9:30 Club on Feb. 13, 2017.
Mary Lattimore injured her jaw not long ago. While her jaw was being treated, the harpist really couldn’t talk to people.