Miena Yoo
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Miena Yoo

San Jose, California, United States

San Jose, California, United States
Solo World Singer/Songwriter


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"Miena's deep, soulful voice provides a backdrop for the crowds of tourists who frequent the marketplace. Much like the folk greats of yesteryear, she eagerly travels anywhere she can to share her music with others."
- Spark, " Steppin' Out"


Most of the people in her audiences had never encountered Korean singing. They enjoyed the different styles of the songs and listening to her stories with .... - Newsletter- Global diversity

"WomensRadio Music Review Podcast"

"With a voice that speaks for generations and songwriting that could even make Leonard Cohen blush, San Francisco Bay Area Korean Singer/Songwriter Miena Yoo transforms the listener into an emotional receptacle within a matter of moments of first tuning in to her unique and addictive musical offerings. Miena is also the 2nd WomensRadio artist to be featured 3 consecutive months in a row on the WRMusicReview Podcast." - WomensRadio Artist


Still working on that hot first release.



Miena was born and grew up in a small town called Samga, in South Korea. Samga was surrounded by beautiful mountains and a river, the Yangcheon, where she used to swim in the summer and skate in the winter. Miena's dad was a veterinarian, and she accompanied him, going from farm to farm curing sick animals. Her mother was an assistant nurse at Miena's dad's clinic, and she was active in her hometown church choir. Miena used to sing with her mother in the church children's group. Miena immigrated to the United States from South Korea in 1992.

Miena's 2nd CD, "A Little Stone on the Sidewalk" is selected for WomensRadio’s “Best of the 2000’s” end-of-the-decade feature!. In August 2006, Miena was a featured artist in the Spark episode, "Steppin" Out," on KQED public Television. And since 2006, Miena has been a feautred musician enriching the cultural mix for Bread & Roses, a non-profit organization, at venues throughout the Bay Area.

Miena weaves Korean and English phrases and images together to create captivating musical vignettes of her hometown memories in Korea and her life in America. She released her first CD in 2006, At the River Again, and her second CD, A Little Stone on the Sidewalk, released in 2008, builds on the themes and styles established on her earlier work. Miena's music is deeply rooted in her experiences as a child growing up in rural Korea; the central characters are family, love, trees, wildlife, and rivers. Although inspired by the brilliant work of artists such as Tracy Chapman and Lucinda Williams, Miena has forged a sound and style all her own.

In the midst of a busy playing schedule and work on her next album, Miena remains focused on giving back to the surrounding community; entertaining at veterans' hospitals, elderly centers and the UCSF Cancer Center. She shows that individuals still care for people who often feel forgotten and alone. Miena donates all proceeds from her 1st album to stray animal rescue efforts.

Miena hopes to share her stories with you through her music. Please pick up copies of her CDs, At the River Again and Little Stone on the Sidewalk, and let her unique, intimate style and distinctive voice touch your heart and carry you to places new and
web site: www.mienayoo.com

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