studied guitar at Columbia College Chicago. All the while, she further increased her musical palate by listening to albums and playing with other musicians that she met on Chicago’s South side nightclubs. In Chicago, excellent musicians can sometimes be found “busking” by day and on to the best stages at night, and Meisha was a part of that.
Her originals songs are songs about love, nature, community and family. She released a 6 original song EP recorded live in Chicago with acoustic guitar and a drum accompaniment.
Notable shows were several “one woman show” concerts at Colleges and Universities throughout the Midwest, including Ohio State University. In 2008, she performed at the famed Chicago Blues Festival. She has played with many accomplished musicians, including Diane Ellis (Jazz saxophonist) as one of The Jazzy Ladies (an all female band) and several local bands. She’s opened up for Toronzo Cannon at House of Blues Foundation Room Stage, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials and others. She was a regular acoustic performer at Buddy Guy’s Legends and even opened for him as a solo acoustic act at one of his shows.
In 2018, Meisha visited the Northern Shenandoah Valley regions, fell in love with the great acoustic music scene and she now performs regularly at wineries, breweries, outdoor festivals and local event spaces t venues throughout Virginia – including Northern Virginia, Central Virginia and Maryland. In 2019, she performed at George Washington University’s Alum celebration in front of 1500 attendees. In 2020, she also played at the annual Family Day in Winchester’s Douglass Park. Just recently in 2021, she opened up for the Four Tops at Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs, VA.
It was recently announced that she is the opening act for The Spinners at Orkney Springs music fest 2023!
Her specialty is acoustic performances, when she can deliver songs and make them her own. If you get a chance, you should check her out live when she’s in your area!
She plays solo, duo, or with a full band!
Musicians: She has cool “go-to” musicians that accompany her when the time is right. Together, they have a nice original sound that encompasses blues, improvisational jazz and soul music.
Scott Castonguay, a DC area electric guitarist known for his virtuosity and reliability. He started playing guitar at the age of 13 after switching over from saxophone in various bands. In his college years, he studied classical, jazz guitar at Northern Virginia Community College where he also performed in the band. At NVCC, he was fortunate to meet and play with such jazz luminaries as Charlie Bird, Keter Betts (bassist for Ella Fitzgerald), Webster Young and Paul Bellenback. He adds nice texture to the sound of the group.
Bryan Coberly, a self-taught drummer who was in several indie-rock projects in Chicago before going into the corporate world. Now Bryan is back on the music scene and has picked the trap kit nicely with Meisha Herron and keeps the steady fresh beat going!
Contact Meisha to learn more!