studied guitar at Columbia College Chicago and in her early twenties was a student at the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians). 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.
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), Maggie Brown, Nicole Mitchell, Shirley King (The Daughter of B.B. King), and several local bands. She’s opened up for saxophonist, Vanessa Collier, Toronzo Cannon, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Cash Box Kings and others. She was a regular acoustic performer at Buddy Guy’s Legends and even opened for him at one of his shows.
In 2018, Meisha visited the Northern Shenandoah Valley regions, fell in love with the acoustic music scene and now performs regularly at wineries, breweries, outdoor festivals and local event spaces. She recently performed for George Washington University’s Alum celebration in front of 1500 attendees. In 2020, she also played at the annual Family Day in Winchester’s Douglas Park. Just recently in 2021, she played her first show at the famous George Washington Hotel’s Half Note lounge in Winchester, VA, where the audience insisted on an “encore”.
Her vocal range is wide and she can croon standards like “At Last”, but she also play a mean electric guitar lead. 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!
Meisha loves touring and sharing her unique style of music while using her vocal skills to connect with people of all walks of life in an uplifting way.
The Band only plays with her occasionally and currently consists of various local musicians.
The musicians provide a nice rhythm section, but the foundation of her sound can be found in her voice and guitar style. You can catch her playing around the Virginia area-from the DC area down to the Shenandoah Valley.
Contact Meisha to learn more!