Mia Borders: Music as intriguing as her name
LAFAYETTE, La. – Acadiana Center for the Arts is bringing
one of Louisiana’s best-kept musical secrets to Lafayette for two nights – Nov.
15-16 at 7:30 p.m. – as part of the Louisiana Crossroads series in the acoustic miracle
known as the James D. Moncus Theater.
Borders has captured the attention of both local and
national audiences with her energetic blend of funk, soul, and contemporary
songwriting. Offbeat Magazine writes, "Note to self: Pay more attention to
Mia Borders." USA today named Mia one of 2010’s "hidden surprises.”
Her new album "Wherever There Is" is part of an
impressive discography for a young performer and features Borders’ most
ambitious collection of original material thus far. http://miaborders.com/
The April 2010 release of Borders’ second full-length album,
"Magnolia Blue,” earned her a nomination for Best Emerging Artist at the
Big Easy Music Awards, as well as a nationally broadcast performance at N.O.
Jazz Fest '10. She hit the road and performed at Mount Helena Music Fest,
San Jose Jazz Fest, Taos Mountain Music Fest, Voodoo Fest, Bonnaroo (VIP
pre-party with Big Sam's Funky Nation), the Kennedy Center, VOW Festival, and
Gretna Fest, among other notable venues.
When she opened for Corinne Bailey Rae at the House of Blues
New Orleans in September 2010, "Borders drew the crowd in and had them
cheering for more," (NewOrleans.com). With this and much more ahead,
Mia Borders has secured her role as one of the fastest rising artists from New
Her latest album - "Wherever There Is" - was
released in April 2012 and features Mia's most ambitious collection of original
material thus far.
"the ep,” 2007; "The
Nashville Cuts,” 2008; "Southern Fried Soul,” 2009; and "Magnolia Blue” and
"Live at House of Blues New Orleans,” both in 2010. All recordings feature original music and are available at
miaborders.com and wherever digital music is sold.
*FOOD AND DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FOR EACH LOUISIANA CROSSROADS SHOW AT ACA.