Mieka Pauley follows her own vision for her music, and her soul / blues / rock / acoustic / alternative style has inspired comparisons to Ben Harper, Cat Power, Neko Case, Patty Griffin and others. She is the winner of the first ever Starbucks Emerging Artist Award, the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase and the Rock Boat / BMI Song Contest. She has played more than 700 live club, festival and college shows criss-crossing the country in the past five years, sharing the stage with Eric Clapton, John Legend, K.T. Tunstall, Black Eyed Peas, Wyclef Jean, Guster, Jason Mraz, Citizen Cope, and many others. Her highly anticipated new album, Elijah Drop Your Gun, was released independently by Mieka, Nov 1 2007.
Up-and-coming Boston singer Pauley comes on with an emotional urgency that highlights the reedy catches in her bluesy voice. She casts a feisty, soulful shadow over these smouldering organic rockers, her first release in seven years. The arrangments are built to match her intensity and reveal the nuances that separate her from the herd of female acoustic singer-songwriters. --The Boston Herald, Oct 2007