Growing up in a military family, Michaela Anne lived as a modern day gypsy - traveling the American terrain as well as abroad. Always active musically, she picked up influences as diverse as the places she lived. Now planted firmly in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, a neighborhood with an imagined taste of country life within the metropolis of New York City, she has found a home, and band. Her songs weave stories of the hardships and pleasures in life, notably influenced by the American military family lifestyle. Blending country, blues and folk with heartfelt lyrics and a powerful vocal delivery, Michaela Anne evokes the ever-changing landscape of American life she witnessed firsthand.
Michaela's debut album of all original material, To Know Where, recorded by Jesse Lauter (The Low Anthem, Elvis Perkins), Diko Shoturma and Scott Kettner was self-released on April 5th, 2011. The album features accomplished New York-based musicians with an exemplary guitar and vocal performance by Grammy-nominated Michael Daves (of Chris Thile and Michael Daves). The Record says it is "Nine songs with uncommon clarity, vision and execution for someone just beginning her career....This is an album that never overstays it's welcome" and Common Folk Music describes the collection as "soul-searching songs that have a way of touching the spirit....emotional and angelic vocal delivery".
This past year has been a busy one for Michaela with tours throughout the country including a full west coast tour with her duo singing partner and friend, Annie Lynch from Annie & the Beekeepers. With the help of her talented bandmates, Michaela Anne has been building her name on the Americana circuit playing shows throughout the east coast and south, making appearances on WDVX's Blue Plate Special and the 2012 Folk Alliance International with official showcases as well as sharing the stage with notable bands The Honeycutters, Frontier Ruckus, Lydia Loveless, The Woes and Michael Daves to name a few. She's was recognized as a finalist in the 2012 Kerrville New Folk Contest at Kerrville Folk Festival as well as a finalist in 2012's Telluride Troubadour at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. She performed at both festivals. She is currently working on her sophomore album and will be returning to the road shortly.