Monday, December 22, 2008

MEIKO is WAAAY COOL.


On iTunes NOW! Click here Meiko - Meiko to purchase album.

I just read a cool write-up on Los Angeles-based artist Meiko at NIKKEI VIEW: The Asian American Blog.

Here's an excerpt from Nikkei View:

Meiko, a one-quarter Japanese American, or “quapa,” from Georgia by way of Los Angeles, is at the vanguard of the new folk music. At least, that’s the category where you’ll find her on iTunes. She strums and picks an acoustic guitar, so she fits the folksinger/troubadour image.

But her music isn’t based on the traditional “folk” music of the 1960s folk boom. Meiko’s the latest in a long line of singer-songwriters who came out of that earlier folk boom. Starting with the likes of Bob Dylan, and peers and disciples from Tom Rush and Eric Andersen to Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne, singer-songwriters have skirted the edges of the rock-pop mainstream, playing their own music instead of traditional songs, with acoustic instruments as their foundation.
(you can read the rest of the article HERE.)

Meiko plays the Hotel Cafe January 15th. I'll definitely be there! Below is her video for "Boys with Girls."