Mia Borders has captured the attention of both local and national audiences with her energetic blend of funk, soul, and contemporary songwriting. Offbeat Magazine’s Alex Rawls writes, “Note to self: Pay more attention to Mia Borders,” and USA today named Mia one of the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival’s “hidden surprises.” The April 2010 release of the band’s second full-length album, “Magnolia Blue,” earned them a nomination for Best Emerging Artist at the Big Easy Music Awards, as well as a nationally broadcast performance at N.O. Jazz Fest ’10. They hit the road this year and performed at Mount Helena Music Fest, San Jose Jazz Fest, Taos Mountain Music Fest, Voodoo Fest, and Bonnaroo (VIP pre-party with Big Sam’s Funky Nation). When the band opened for Corinne Bailey Rae at the House of Blues New Orleans in September 2010, “Borders drew the crowd in and had them cheering for more” (NewOrleans.com). With this and much more ahead, Mia Borders has secured her role as one of the fastest rising artists from New Orleans.
The group’s collection of albums – 2007’s “the ep,” 2008’s “The Nashville Cuts,” and 2009’s “Southern Fried Soul” – all feature original music written by rhythm guitarist Borders and arranged with her band – Pablo Gonzalez (bass), Nick Hingel (drums), and Kyle Sclafani (lead guitar). They are available wherever digital music is sold.
2010 brings the group’s latest efforts, “Magnolia Blue,” and “Live at House of Blues New Orleans.”
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