Mikaela Davis is the kind of songwriter who routinely defies expectations. The 25 year-old artist is a composer of striking maturity. Her arrangements deftly combine elements of psychedelic rock, folk and chamber pop, and her vocals display a wisdom and a ruefulness that belie her years.

Davis’ instrument of choice is the harp – albeit with an unorthodox approach. She often employs her instrument as a pulse, a rhythm or as texture as muscular as a guitar’s. Davis has toured opened for Punch Brothers, The Staves, Rayland Baxter and My Brightest Diamond,

Davis’s own forthcoming album, promises a sound even more intriguing than what she’s created already: “I think a harp can do anything,” Davis declares. And so, as her recordings and live shows already indicate, can Davis.

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