Thursday, February 21, 2008

Mia Doi Todd in NY Times Sunday Playlist.

2008 is proving to be quite a year for Mia Doi Todd. Her new album GEA will be hitting the shelves next week but has already received some great coverage. The album was reviewed in the 2/17/08 New York Times Sunday Arts section, scored the homepage of iTunes, and the song "Sleepless Nights" has been getting serious spins on KCRW's "Today's Top Tune." To top it off Mia is about to embark on a 27-city North American tour opening for Jose Gonzalez starting February 29th. It's only February, who's knows what's in store throughout the next ten months.

Original NY Times post

Mia Doi Todd

The singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd, from Los Angeles, has her own connections to bossa nova. But she’s not into jazz harmony; she’s into the folk drone. “Gea” (City Zen), her lovely new record, combines the soft dynamics of classic bossa nova — its perfect sung diction, modest string-section arrangements and inner-directed charisma — with good old American transcendentalism. She strums a single guitar chord for long stretches of time, carefully singing tight riddles: “It’s an old world, old world/I devise a better way to be/Maybe not for you, but it may be for me/It’s a new world, new world.”

(Mia will be accompanied by percussionist Andres Renteria)
02/29 Miami, FL @ Airtime Theater
03/01 Orlando, FL @ The Social
03/02 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
03/03 Chapel Hill, NC @ UNC Great Hall
03/04 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
03/05 Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
03/07 Tarrytown, NY @ The Tarrytown Music Hall
03/08 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
03/09 Morgantown, WV @ WVU Creative Arts Center
03/11 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
03/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
03/13 Boston, MA @ Paradise
03/14 Montreal, QC @ Musée Juste Pour Rire
03/15 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
03/17 Chicago, IL @ Lakeshore Theater
03/18 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
03/19 St. Louis, MO @ Vintage Vinyl (In-store 6:00 PM)
03/19 St. Louis, MO @ Graham Chapel
03/20 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
03/21 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
03/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Union Ballroom
03/24 San Diego, CA @ San Diego Women's Club
03/25 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
03/27 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Auditorium
03/28 Portland, OR @ The Aladdin Theatre
03/29 Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
03/30 Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
03/31 Vancouver, BC @ St. Andrew's Wesley United

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