You might want to keep an eye on singer/songwriter Cheyenne Marie Mize in the near future. Last year she was named one of NPR’s 10 “Discoveries at SXSW 2011”. Mize’s Before Lately album also caught the ear of The New York Times in 2010 when they described it as “sweet without being cloying, weary without hopelessness”.
Cheyenne’s follow-up EP, We Don’t Need (Jan 2012-Yep Roc Records), is no disappointment. The six tracks are cut from strong emotions, yet forgiving in tone. Her voice is velvety and convincing at the same time. Mize is very much in control on her new EP. Watch for a full-length album to be released later this year by Yep Roc Records.
Make sure to stop by and show your support for Cheyenne Marie Mize at The SXSW Yep Roc Showcase at The Continental on Thursday, March 15 at 8pm. If you can’t make it down to SXSW this year, catch her on tour in a town or city near you.
Cheyenne Marie Mize 2012 Tour
3/15 Yep Roc Showcase – The Continental – Austin, TX
3/22 Treefort Music Fest 2012 – Boise, ID
3/23 Treefort Music Fest 2012 – Boise, ID
3/25 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
3/27 Rock Island Live – Wichita, KS
3/28 Duffy’s Tavern – Lincoln, NE
3/29 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
3/31 The Grammophone – St. Louis, MO
4/10 Kobo – Columbus, OH
4/11 Brillobox – Pittsburgh, PA
4/12 World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
4/13 Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
4/17 The Southern – Charlottesville, VA
4/18 The Casbah – Durham, NC
4/19 The One Stop – Asheville, NC
4/20 Rhythm & Blooms Festival – Knoxville, TN
4/21 Rhythm & Blooms Festival – Knoxville, TN
by Matt Cook