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Based in Olympia, Washington, singer-songwriter Micaiah Sawyer hummed her first notes to the melody of Ode To Joy at sixteen months old, and hasn't stopped making music since.
In 2009, Micaiah won the opportunity to record with drummer and producer Ken Mary, formerly of Alice Cooper. This was her first endeavor in a recording studio, and it empowered her to take more initiative with her music. She started by assembling a group of friends under the moniker Bedlam, and for over two years they performed regularly at school and community events in the Phoenix area. She went on to form another group -- facetiously named Micaiah & The Other Guys -- and continued to perform throughout high school.
During her senior year, Micaiah received a full scholarship to attend Grammy Camp, a selective music intensive held in LA. She sharpened her skills as a songwriter under the mentorship of Chris Sampson of the USC Thornton School of Music, while also collaborating with other attendees and learning from many professional musicians, including award-winning artists Tori Kelly and Colbie Caillat.
Micaiah's style has since matured and evolved into a soulful mix of blues, rock, and acoustic melodies. Her relatable and wise-beyond-years lyrics will quickly make an impression on the listener, connecting them with not just a piece of music, but with the artist herself.
In March of 2018, Micaiah had the humbling honor of winning the Sound Off competition hosted by Seattle's Museum Of Pop Culture and KEXP 90.3 FM, garnering her opportunities to play at major Pacific North West festivals such as Bumbershoot and Upstream Music Fest. Thanks to awarded studio time provided by The Vera Project, Micaiah will release her new single, Thunder in August.
Rest, 2017, Independent. All music and lyrics by Micaiah Sawyer, title track music by Micaiah Sawyer and Bryan Serven. Vocals and guitar performed by Micaiah Sawyer. Additional guitar performed by Bryan Serven. Drums performed by Jared Miller. Bass performed by Lee Whalen. Violin performed by Catherine Miller. Produced and engineered by Bryan Serven. Photography by Noah Sawyer.
Micaiah has been performing on the west coast for several years, with recent bookings in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot, Upstream Music Fest, Museum Of Pop Culture, and Hilton Garden Inn; in Tacoma, WA at Art On The Ave; in Olympia, WA at Lakefair, Music In The Park, Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Robin Hood Village Resort, The Pig Bar and Oly Underground; and corporate events for Russell Investiments, Whole Foods, Danner and Scout 829.
She has had the pleasure of sharing a stage with many acts, including Gypsy Temple, Strawberry Mountain, Maiah Wynne, Misvnderstood, Gabriel Wolfchild, Andrew Landers, Tobias The Owl and Joey Capoccia.
The best method of contact for booking or media inquiries is by e-mail. All e-mails are promptly replied to by either Micaiah or her management.