They say you can’t learn to rock, but Mikaela Davis is one of the latest artists bucking that train of thought. The Rochester, New Yorker was classically trained, spending her youth in orchestras before eventually getting a degree in music at the prestigious Crane School of Music in New York.
Almost a year to the day on from the release of her debut album ‘Delivery’ Mikaela Davis is set to embark on a six date tour of Ireland commencing at Dublin’s Ruby Sessions on July 9th and concluding in Dublin’s Whelan’s on July 14th with shows in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Bruncana in between.
Davis mixes her classically trained ear with a love for folk music such as Nillson, Carole King and Neil Young and channels its through her harp creating a deeply personal sound of her own. Davis’s harp is often mistaken for rhythm guitar as she pushes people’s perceptions of what the ancient instrument is capable of.
Whereas Saint Sister’s Gemma Doherty pushes the Harp into more ambient spaces, Davis pushes it until it pops. Embracing a shimmering folk pop sound evocative of ’60s Americana whilst also harnessing influences such as Sufjan Stevens.
Mikaela Davis Irish Tour:
- July 9 – The Ruby Sessions, Dublin
- July 10 – The Roundy, Cork
- July 11 – Dolan’s, Limerick
- July 12 -Roisin Dubh, Galway
- July 13 – OTB festival, Bruncrana
- July 14 Whelan’s (up), Dublin
Tickets to all dates available here.