Mya Elaine
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Mya Elaine

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"...she does succeed in capturing her spirit on this album. It's full of self-expression that is as humble as it is true."

"There is no doubt that Elaine is a talented songwriter- her title track, 'Before I Get Gone' is not easily forgotten thanks to catchy melodies and memorable lyrics"


- Dave Boodakian


A first class talent. When Mya Elaine sings any of her songs, she is transported body and soul into that song, and anyone lucky enough to be a witness is transported right along with her. I look forward to her ongoing output as she is obviously a mature talent with a bright future. - Julian Rose


"Mya Elaine's music is full of sharp-edged tenderness--
lyrically articulate, yet plainly personal,
with an underlying rhythmic intensity
that shifts like a heartbeat
with each newly discovered emotion."
- Singer Songwriter


"It's so nice to listen to a thinking young woman whose voice
continues to blossom, and whose sense of production has made a
quantum leap forward from her first cd. Mya will be an artist to
watch as she continues to expand her repertoire." - Broadcaster at WRPI Radio


Discography

Before I Get Gone- 2008
1. Before I Get Gone
2. I think I thought Something
3. Black and Blue and Gray
4. One Horse Town
5. Finally
6. This Train
7. Home
8. Running Through
9. Interesting Collision
10. The Next Rain
11. Perfect Order
12. One Thing Left
13. The Highway

About the Tide- 2006
1. About the Tide
2. Better Way Out
3. Red as the Day
4. Mr. Black Crow
5. Eclipse
6. Reflections
7. Pieces
8. Candle
9. Sunday Afternoon
10. Outrun You
11. The Color Song
12. Glory
13. Open up your Window
14. Take me Down

Getting Deep in Roots- 2003
1. The Right Time
2. Frozen
3. Holy Crusade
4. For You
5. Infinity
6. Grandma's House
7. To Blame
8. Better Off
9. Everything is Alright
10. The Way You Wanted It
11. Fill Her Shoes
12. Crazy
13. This Pocket

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Bio

Mya grew up in central New York with her musical career beginning on piano at an early age. Her musical interest expanded as she learned trumpet, taught herself the drum kit, and learned guitar. She started writing music of her own in high school and continued throughout her career at Smith College, releasing her first album "Getting Deep in Roots", in 2003. Mya began performing at venues throughout Massachusetts and was featured on Smith TV in 2003. Her sophmore release, "About the Tide (2006)," gained attention when two songs were chosen for use in the PBS documentary series, Road Trip Nation. Her newest album, "Before I Get Gone" released in March 2008, and was recorded, mixed and produced by Mya, with only the use of her MAC computer and Garage Band. "Before I Get Gone" features Mya on acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, piano, trumpet, percussion and violin. It also features her drummer Sean Martin, and Colin Lake on lap slide guitar. "Before I Get Gone" focuses loosely on the theme of change, and the trials and tribulations that come along with making those changes. The title track, "Before I Get Gone" is an acknowledgment of the need for staying present during those transitions. Mya describes this album as a display of her personal growth after moving from the east coast to the west coast. Mya currently resides in Portland OR, and came second in a local songwriter's competition last year.

Mya's voice has been compared to Emmylou Harris and Beth Orton, and her music stylings have been compared to Ani DiFranco and Fleetwood Mac. These counts these songwriters as well as Iron and Wine, Bob Dylan and Patty Griffin as her strongest influences.

For Booking contact:

Mya Elaine
(971) 678-5417
myaemusic@yahoo.com