Mieka Pauley, Stephen Chandler Wilson, Sami.The.Great – Tickets – Deep South The Bar – Raleigh, NC – March 6th, 2013

Mieka Pauley, Stephen Chandler Wilson, Sami.The.Great

Mieka Pauley

Stephen Chandler Wilson

Sami.The.Great

Wed, March 6, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Deep South The Bar

Raleigh, NC

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

Mieka Pauley
Mieka Pauley
Mieka Pauley began as a solo artist in Boston. Her haunting voice and heartbreaking lyrics gained her more than a few fans, securing her bills with Citizen Cope, KT Tunstall, Natasha Bedingfield, Ben Kweller, Mason Jennings, John Legend, the Avett Brothers and many others. She won the first ever Starbucks Emerging Artist Award and the New York Songwriters Circle Songwriting Contest, and she was named Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun Fearless Female Rockstar of the Year.

So, the music: Imagine Radiohead tiptoeing silently behind Patty Griffin as she makes her way backstage. Imagine Jeff Buckley in drag, singing along loudly at a Nirvana concert. Imagine Death Cab hiding in the back of an Emily Dickinson reading. She describes their music as "mainstream indie rock" and feels the contradiction perfectly describes her obsessions.
Stephen Chandler Wilson
Stephen Chandler Wilson
From performing live across the Eastern US to recording at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios, singer/songwriter Stephen Chandler Wilson has spent the last seven years polishing his craft as a songwriter and performer. Most recently fronting The Ornery, a Raleigh recording collaboration of sorts, Stephen continues to write, record and perform in an effort to expand his niche as an independent recording artist.

"Stephen has an innate ability to connect with audiences of all sizes." He performs live solo acoustic, as a duo with piano accompaniment and as a full band (most recently with The Ornery and with members of Pseudo Blue and Delta Rae). He has performed at large concert venues and has opened for multiple national acts as well as performing at more intimate acoustic listening venues.

Stephen is currently in the studio crafting a full length solo record to be released this winter.
Sami.The.Great
Sami.The.Great
Sami Akbari, known musically as sami.the.great, had a unique musical upbringing. As a child, her family exposed her to popular artists like Otis Redding, Bob Marley, John Denver, and… Googoosh.

For anyone who hasn't heard of Googoosh, her level of pop-stardom is comparable to the likes of Madonna. However, Googoosh is a celebrity who iconic status and undeniable fame is not common knowledge in America. Her career reached such great and admirable heights in the Middle East, specifically, Iran.

Sami's father was born and raised in Iran, and Sami spent many months there growing up. After a short stint living in the capital city, Tehran, during fifth grade, Sami returned to the United States. As an adolescent she was somewhere between American and Iranian cultures, causing her to feel out of place among her peers. It was around this time when she started listening to The Beatles. Sami connected to the music, and in it she felt like she finally found somewhere she belonged.

Sami had been singing and writing poetry for most of her life, but it wasn't until college that she finally had the courage to sit down and combine the two into writing songs. Once she did, there was no turning back. Sami was driven by her overwhelming desire to play music, and she began performing around Roanoke, VA, where she attended school. Immediately after graduating, Sami moved to NYC to pursue her dream of being an artist. She planned to make music that others who felt like they didn't belong could relate to, and she succeeded above and beyond expectations.

Today, Sami's music is a sonic portrayal of emotion and wit, of melancholy and humor. Her songs reflect the notion that great things come in small packages. The music showcases a small-framed singer whose impassioned voice fills the spaces and lives around her.
Venue Information:
Deep South The Bar
430 S. Dawson St.
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://deepsouththebar.com/