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Do Not Miss Out on the Dreamy Sounds of Meiko

Growing up in Roberta, Georgia – population: 800, with its rich assortment of eccentric characters, southern wit and teenage isolation, helped rising singer/songwriter Meiko find a clear voice and keen insight. She’s built an already impressive following, quickly becoming one of the west coast’s most enchanting and promising talents.

Her music didn’t fall on deaf ears for long. By 2007, while bartending at the Hotel Cafe, ground zero for the new wave of young, folksy songwriters, Meiko finally landed a coveted opening slot. From there she gigged relentlessly, performing wherever and whenever she could, eventually becoming the artist to see at the popular club and at venues around town. The self-released first album arrived that year later reissued by MySpace Records -- making sure to include “Boys With Girlfriends,” a new song that quickly became a Top 15 hit at Triple A radio in 2008. Heavy airplay at stations like KCRW, Santa Monica’s influential NPR powerhouse, led more notice and glowing press. The high profile exposure also caught the ear of key music supervisors, which led to song placements in many television shows and films, including Grey’s Anatomy, One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars and 10 Things I Hate About You among others.

The Bright Side, Meiko’s second solo release and Fantasy Records/Concord debut, is an intimate, fearless song-cycle about risk, regret, tenderness and love. Her indelible melodies and sharp lyrical viewpoint give The Bright Side a powerful, artistic punch.

It’s a long way from Roberta, Georgia, and Meiko’s long path hasn’t always been easy. But maybe that’s the point. The journey’s magnificent mess is what makes life so interesting, and Meiko superbly chronicles the beautiful, roller-coaster trip on The Bright Side.

At 415 Premier Apartments in Evanston, Illinois, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Tuesday!

Event Time/Date:
Tuesday, April 27, 2017— 7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202

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