Instrumentalist; Songwriter; Vocalist
American Roots; R&B; Rock
Guitar, Acoustic; Guitar, Electric
Jun 8, 2018
A native of uptown New Orleans, Mia Borders’ powerhouse vocals and compelling songwriting have made her a perennial figure in the regional music scene. Heralded locally and nationally as one of the city’s best talents, Borders has been featured on AXS.tv’s coverage of The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and has performed at such renowned venues as Essence Festival, Brazil’s Bourbon Street Music Festival, House of Blues New Orleans, Tipitina’s, Santa Cruz Blues Fest, Chattanooga’s Night Fall, Voice of the Wetlands, Memphis’ Levitt Shell, Wakarusa, Long’s Park Amphitheater, 2012 Food & Wine Classic, and The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. She has shared bills with B.B. King, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lee Fields, and Marc Broussard, among others. Her live shows are regularly praised as “deeply funky” (USA Today) and “confident and cool” (The Times-Picayune).
Borders herself is “a chanteuse of the highest order” with “miles of style and charisma” (AXS.com). Her expansive catalogue includes six LPs, various live albums, five singles, and three EPs – including 2019’s “well-steeped in classic soul” Good Side of Bad (Offbeat Magazine). 2021 brings Borders’ latest self-produced singles, “Sweater Weather” and “Right on Time,” released under Borders’ own label, Blaxican Records.
“Mia’s voice is an instrument of exquisite beauty.”
~Christina Oxenberg, Huffington Post
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