Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre
The San Juan Community Theatre is pleased to present “An Evening with Micaiah Sawyer” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Tickets are available online at www.sjctheatre.org.
Adults: $19; student reserved: $10; student rush (at door only): $5.
“Micaiah Sawyer has the kind of voice that could make buildings crumble and weep. She sings of weary souls and the salvation of love with a goosebump-inducing amount of conviction. You can feel her pain and resignation, her joy and boundless love, her longshot optimism,” raved Martin Douglas, KEXP.
Singer-songwriter Sawyer hummed her first notes to the melody of “Ode to Joy” at 16 months old, wrote her first song at 10, and hasn’t stopped making music since. She has been recognized by and has worked with many prestigious musicians such as Grammy award-winning bassist Garey Shelton and drummer Ben Smith of Heart.
In 2009, Sawyer won the opportunity to record with drummer and producer Ken Mary, formerly of Alice Cooper. This was her first endeavor into the professional music industry, and it solidified her passion to pursue music as her career. Shortly after, as a senior in high school, Sawyer received a full scholarship to attend Grammy Camp, a selective music intensive held in Los Angeles. She sharpened her skills as a songwriter under the mentorship of Chris Sampson of the USC Thornton School of Music, while also collaborating with other attendees and learning from many professional musicians, including award-winning artists Tori Kelly and Colbie Caillat.
In March, Sawyer had the honor of becoming the first female artist to win Sound Off!, a battle of the band’s competition hosted by Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture and KEXP 90.3 FM., garnering her opportunities to play at major Pacific Northwest festivals such as Bumbershoot and Upstream Music Fest. Thanks to awarded studio time provided by The Vera Project, Sawyer recently released her new single, “Thunder,” which is available on Spotify and all major music outlets.
Today, Sawyer lives in Olympia, Washington, and performs regularly with her five-piece band. She’s working to get her music recorded and published in the hopes of advancing the career of her dreams.
Sawyer has been performing on the West Coast for several years, and she has had the pleasure of sharing a stage with many acts, including Phoenix, Blondie, Agnes Obel, Cold War Kids, Kelela, Lovelytheband, Gypsy Temple, Strawberry Mountain, Sway Wild, Maiah Wynne, Misunderstood, Gabriel Wolfchild and Tobias The Owl.
“If you want to see the future of folk music, look no further than Micaiah Sawyer,” said the Museum of Pop Culture’s Adrienne Clark.