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 recently released her new single, Thunder, which is available on Spotify and all major music outlets.