Mia Borders is blossoming into one of the most intriguing artists emerging from New Orleans today. Mia has become known for blending energetic blues, funk and rock with emotional lyrics and a deeply soulful voice. Alison Fensterstock from The Times Picayune and Nola.com, described Mia as, "a singer-songwriter sui generis, playing sultry, often confessional original tunes sometimes cloaked in a thorny coat of high-energy, blues-rock riffage; sometimes, she calls to mind Ani DiFranco, but funkier."
Mia has shared the stage with Corine Bailey Rae, George Porter Jr., Anders Osborne, Janelle Monae, Anders Osborne, among others. Recently, Mia had the honor of opening for the legendary BB King at the Civic Theater and received great reviews.
"New Orleanian Mia Borders with her energetic blend of funk, soul, and contemporary jams, set the stage for King." -nola.com
The Main Squeeze is a raging funk experience born within the thriving live music scene of Bloomington, Indiana, and
currently residing in Chicago, IL. Since coming together in late 2009 The Squeeze have managed to establish a unique
sound and identity in a short period of time.
The Squeeze just released their debut self titled album in June 2012. Much like each member's varied backgrounds and
influences, the album itself contains an eclectic blend of inspiration which seamlessly navigates through funk, rock, electro,
and jazz, while still rooting itself in something that's uniquely their own. Whereas 'First Drops' found the band searching for
their voice in the studio, their newest offering picks up miles beyond where they left off. Just one listen to tracks like the
epic "I'll Take Another" (clocking in at nearly ten minutes), the soulful trifecta of "Where Do We Go", or the impeccable horn
arrangements on "Mama Told Me" and it's clear that the band possesses a musical maturity well beyond their years.
Their unique ability to tackle and funkify such a wide variety of music makes each show a unique experience in its own
right. Their live performances, which fuse soulful vocals, intricate jams, tight grooves, and ripping solos have helped them
develop a dedicated and rapidly growing fan base in the Midwest and the East Coast earning them slots at music festivals
such as Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Equifunk, Big Pig, and GlowFest.