Sunday, August 26, 2018

Mia and Jonah - "Spin as One" - Americana folk to bring us all together

Spin as One (the title track of their upcoming album) by Mia and Jonah is Americana folk rock drenched with the kind of self assured awareness that comes with knowing each others voices and aesthetic like knowing themselves. Since meeting in San Francisco in 2003 Mia and Jonah have crafted earnest roots music and been involved with eclectic other musical flavors as well. Some where along the way their journey has taken them to L. A. where they now reside. "Spin as One" (the album) comes out on September 7th and features the talents of bass player Seth Ford-Young (Tom Waits, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros), and drummer Steve DiStanislao (David Gilmour, CSN, Kenny Loggins), with banjo by Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters), and violin by Alan Grubner. 

Robb Donker

Mia Mustari and Jonah Blumstein (originally from Hawaii and the East Coast, respectively) met in San Francisco in 2003. Their debut album, Shine I, appeared in 2005. In 2008, Rooms for Adelaide was released and Mia and Jonah toured nationally in support of the well-received album. A residency with The Earth Harp Collective brought Mia and Jonah to Venice, California in 2011, resulting in the album and multimedia project, The Golden Ass.

The couple’s daughter, Rose, was born in 2012. Spin as One’s lyrical themes reflect on family life—overcoming struggles through love and care of one other—as well as Mia and Jonah’s wishes of soulful self-discovery and a collective coming-together for our world to find its way back home.

Mia and Jonah are joined on Spin as One and for live performances by a world-class group of backing musicians: Steve DiStanislao on drums (David Gilmour; Crosby, Stills & Nash), Seth Ford-Young on bass and vocals (Tom Waits; Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros), noted violinist Alan Grubner, and Grammy-winner Chris Pandolfi on banjo.

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