Micahlan began performing on fiddle with her older brother at the age of eight and writing songs. She added the guitar, mandolin and banjo in the following years. Micahlan's music simmers with ingredients from old-time, country, blues, groove, and rock traditions with revealing relatable messages about hope, heartbreak, love, longing and her ongoing evolution as an artist and young lady. At the age of 18, she has the experience to impress and entertain She has performed in 15 states and solo and as part of various bands . She has been a member of 2 Americana bands playing first with banjo master and a musical mentor, James McKinney in his band, The Night Travelers. She also played with Grammy award winning songwriter Louisa Branscomb in her band, Louisa Branscomb and Friends of Distinction.
Godlen Isles Magazine
Micahlan Boney draws the bow across the fiddle, her eyes following the strings as she draws in a breath. “I wish I wish, my baby was born. And sittin’ on his papa’s knee. And me, poor girl, weren’t dead and gone. And the green grass grown’ over my feet,” she coos with a twang as the guitar accompaniment joins in and the 17-year-old virtuoso starts to sway to the Americana-style arrangement. .
It has been a subject of speculation for decades... how the swamps and hollers of the South grow musicians, songwriters and haunting voices; just as the red clay and black soil grow kudzu. Once in a lifetime the kudzu gives way to one truly glorious flower. It emerges from the tangled vine, dense pine thickets and cypress... at once natural and ethereal. Such is the artistry of 15 year old Michalan Boney.