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Mia Vermillion at The Loft Café & Social Lounge in Edmonds, WA
Mia Vermillion will bring her sensuous, smokey blues and jazz to the Loft Cafe & Social Lounge in Edmonds in a solo performance with acoustic guitar and vocals.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see Mia solo in an intimate setting. For more information call 425-640-5000, or visit www.miavermillion.com.
Mia Vermillion’s presence on the blues scene is on the rise and rapidly garnering the attention of both fans and critics. Mia recently tore up the main stage at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon playing ahead of Patrick Lamb, Curtis Salgado and Buddy Guy. In early 2011, Mia opened two nights for Grammy nominee and Blues Hall of Fame inductee John Hammond at Seattle’s Jazz Alley.
Mia’s charismatic stage presence is supported by a crew of very gifted musicians: Jason Edwards, a talented young percussionist out of Seattle, on drums and percussion; Jon Bayless on bass; and Rod Cook on slide and acoustic guitar. Collectively, these musicians have performed and recorded with such notable artists as Heart, Taj Mahal, Vicci Martinez, The Halyards, and James “Curley” Cooke of the Steve Miller Band.
With a solid rhythm section and guitar backing her, Mia Vermillion brings her own songs, beats and style to the blues creating a fresh, unique sound. “…One of the best vocalists I’ve heard in a while…” says Graham Clarke with Blues Bytes Magazine. Mia’s voice and stage presence has been described as sultry and intoxicating. “…she infuses her singing with more humidity than Ma Rainey and more sex than Lena Horn,” according to AllAboutJazz.com’
The release of Mia Vermillion’s independent debut CD titled “Alone Together With the Blues” sealed Mia’s transition into national awareness. The album received National attention and rave reviews, boasting airplay on The Roots Music Report Blues Radio chart Top 50 (2 weeks at #45 and #46) as well as rocketing to #2 on XM Radio’s B.B. King’s Bluesville’s ‘Picks to Click’ with her recording of I’m Going to Copyright Your Kisses.
Mia and guitar/dobro master Orville Johnson won the Washington Blues Society’s blues challenge in the Solo/Duo category allowing them to represent the Society at the prestigious Blues Foundation 26th International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.
Says Mia. “I approached making my first album as a way for me to open myself up to possibilities.”