Mia Doi Todd releases 7th album, opens extensive N. Am. tour for Jose Gonzalez

Singer-songwriter-guitarist-poet-painter-dancer Mia Doi Todd will be celebrating the release of her seventh album GEA touring as the opening act with Jose Gonzalez. The tour starts February 29 in Miami and ends March 30 in Vancouver.  This will be a “green” tour with the entire touring party’s carbon emissions being calculated and offset by the company “Reverb.”  GEA was recorded in Los Angeles, CA, self-produced in collaboration with Carlos Nino & Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and is being released on City Zen Records in North America and Kindred Spirits abroad .

 Mia is a true artist — an expressionist in many forms.  Her garden of song is vast with flowers of infinite shape, color, size, and individuality.  GEA is her most intuitive and primal collection of songs yet.  Full of incredible passion and sensitivity, these songs reveal the depths of Mia’s emotions, visions and lyrical heart.  The album opens with Mia playing guitar and harmonium accompanied by Andres Renteria on hand drums and prolific Chicago-based bassist Joshua Abrams (Sam Prekop, Prefuse 73).   Broken, surviving, searching, and hopeful, Mia begins to sing and chant, flowing in the great “River Of Life” that all beings travel.  Her voice and lyrics may bring tears to the listener’s eyes with their eloquent expression of the desperate yearnings of a lover of life, faced with the destructive forces which abound in the world. The songs each follow suit beautifully, evanescently, featuring woodwind, brass and string arrangements by the young and talented multi-instrumentalist/composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. His arrangements seem to lift Mia on their wings for a mystical journey of intense projection, romance, mourning, and otherworldly imagery.

 Mia Doi Todd was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the only child of a Japanese-American judge and an Irish-American sculptor.  Trained as a classical vocalist in her adolescence and teenage years, Mia began writing songs while a student at Yale University, inspired by the mid-90’s Indie Rock movement.  Her first three records all featured minimal, acoustic instrumentation, emphasizing her soaring vocals and finely wrought lyrics, the latter redolent of romantic poetry, but employing puns, alliteration, homonyms and many other verbal experiments.  Starting with her fourth album, released on the Columbia Jazz imprint pursued more orchestrated arrangements.

 You can see and hear Mia at
myspace.com/miadoitodd

www.miadoitodd.com

  MIA DOI TODD Date Opening For Jose Gonzalez

 

 

 

02/29/08

Miami, FL

Artime Theatre

03/01/08

Orlando, FL

The Social

03/02/08

Atlanta, GA

Variety Playhouse

03/03/08

Chapel Hill

Great Hall

03/04/08

Asheville

Orange Peel

03/05/08

Washington, DC

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

03/06/08

Off

 

03/07/08

Tarrytown, NY

The Tarrytown Music Hall

03/08/08

Philadelphia, PA

World Café

03/09/08

Morgantown, WV

WVU Creative Arts Center

03/10/08

Off

 

03/11/08

NYC, NY

Highline Ballroom

03/12/08

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Masonic Temple

03/13/08

Boston, MA

Paradise

03/14/08

Montreal

Musee Juste Pour Rire

03/15/08

Toronto

Phoenix

03/16/08

Off

 

03/17/08

Chicago, IL

Lakeshore Theatre

03/18/08

Milwaukee, WI

Pabst Theatre

03/19/08

St.Louis, MO

Graham Chapel- Washington University

03/20/08

Omaha, NE

Sokol Underground

03/21/08

Boulder, CO

Fox Theatre

03/22/08

Salt Lake City, UT

Union Ballroom

03/23/08

Off

 

03/24/08

San Diego,  CA

San Diego Women’s Club

03/25/08

Los Angeles, CA

Wiltern

03/26/08

Off

 

03/27/08

San Francisco, CA

The Fillmore Auditorium

3/28/08

Portland, OR

Aladdin

3/29/08

Seattle,WA

Triple Door

3/30/08

Seattle,WA

Triple Door

3/31/08

Vancouver

St. Andrew’s Wesley United

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *