These days, Micahlan splits her time between her home in coastal Georgia and Nashville. Since Oct. 2018 she’s been working on her first EP with Dark Horse Studios in Nashville and several other music projects there. She also frequently goes to the picturesque town of Lewisburg, West Virginia and the hometown of the late Gram Parsons, Waycross, Ga. to record videos.
When she’s home in Georgia she plays at large and small festivals and venues throughout the state. Her live shows garner rave reviews and repeat bookings because of her vocals and musical artistry. Live she plays several instruments including electric and acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin. Her heartfelt original lyrics about loss and life belie her young age. A playful yet deeply-soulful performer, she delivers truth through energetic live shows whether performing solo or with a band. Micahlan channels her youthful energy, sass, and also shows professional vocal and musical abilities in every note.
In 2017, Micahlan won the Savannah Country Music Showdown in a duo with John Brown.
Also, in 2017 she won the John Hartford Memorial Songwriting Contest in Bean Blossom, Indiana. She was the youngest person and to date the only female to have ever won the songwriting contest. (John Hartford wrote Gentle On My Mind.)
In Sept of 2017, her show and abilities as a fiddler attracted the attention of The Kentucky Head Hunters who asked her to join them on stage at the Gram Parson's Memorial Festival in Waycross, Ga. The Head Hunters had never played with a fiddler or a teenager before her.
She’s opened for country legend Connie Smith in Alapaha, Ga. She’s played a preshow for Lorrie Morgan in Bremen, Ga. and played before legendary singer-songwriter Darrel Scott in Effingham, Illinois
She began her musical career when she was 8 playing fiddle in bands. Around 12 years old, she immersed herself in old time music and bluegrass, winning multiple vocal, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin contest across several states. Every summer for 6 years she was in the Appalachian mountains seeking American fiddlers and singers to study with. When she was 15 and 16 she was a member of 2 Americana bands playing first with banjo master and a musical mentor, James McKinney from Marietta, Ga in his band, The Night Travelers. She was also the lead singer and played with 6 time Grammy award winning songwriter Louisa Branscomb from White, Ga in her band, Louisa Branscomb and Friends of Distinction.
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. When she’s in Nashville, she plays solo and with bands. She is often at singer songwriter rounds in Nashville that are by invitation only.
At the age of 18, when not performing she still seeks out the best vocal coaches and instrument instructors to study with. She has often said that she will always chase the muse “going where ever I need to study and learn more.” Her teachers have called her a “class act” and “truly gifted and eager student.”
She has the experience to impress and entertain. She has performed in 22 states and solo and as part of various bands.
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