Mikaela Davis and Southern Star w/s/g Girl Blue
Some of the most beautiful music you will ever hear
Residing in the Hudson Valley, New York, Davis has spent the past year working on her band’s next record which will follow her 2018 Rounder release, Delivery. This project is promised to be a close collaboration with each bandmate – Alex Coté, Cian McCarthy, Shane McCarthy, Kurt G. Johnson – and will be self-produced. Get a glimpse when listening to their new song and video released last month, “Don’t Stop Now”.
Led by Davis on vocals and harp, the band has an “ethereal timbre inherently provides a distinct vehicle for the funk grooves, folky balladry and New Wave hooks that populate [their] music.” – Relix
Girl Blue is the moniker of singer-songwriter/producer Arielle O’Keefe. Compared often to the likes of Alanis Morissette, Laura Marling, Joni Mitchell, and Jeff Buckley, she is a powerhouse vocalist with a highly sophisticated ability to write songs that both catch the ear and deeply touch the heart. Girl Blue’s first single, “Fire Under Water” was released completely independently, and was immediately recognized by Spotify, placed in the top 10 of their “New Music Friday” playlist. It has since been placed in the Las Vegas TV’s viral commercial “Now and Then”, and sits comfortably at over 3 million streams. O’Keefe is a rare and masterful talent, most especially shining as a live performer, where she has become known for silencing rooms with her incredibly authentic voice and songs. In 2019, she received three Thomas Edison Awards (Capital District Music Awards), naming her the Solo Performer of the year, with the Record of the Year (“Lolita”) and Music Video of the Year (“Dreams”). She continues to tour regularly and record her own music independently.