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Mia Dyson Bears the Blues Rock Torch

Mia Dyson Bears the Blues Rock Torch

By Halley Bondy
January 23, 2013

Name: Mia Dyson

Where she’s from: Melbourne, Australia

When she started: 2009

Genre: Blues Rock

Most Similar:  Melissa Etheridge

Sounds Like: A motorcycle ride with some nice leather threads.

Mia Dyson is a slightly different speed than we’ve traditionally written about. She’s not hip-hop, she’s not electro-pop, she’s not some cauldron combination of every global sound on the planet. Instead, she wails on passionate, introspective, guitar-driven blues rock that hearkens a specific pinnacle in rock ‘n roll. Some have likened her to Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen. I choose Melissa Etheridge. Why? Because I loved Yes I Am more than anything on the face of the earth, and because Mia has that signature smoky power-voice, too.

Mia made a name in Australia by supporting majors like Stevie Nicks, Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt, but now she’s tackling the dreaded US market. She has been settled in L.A. for three years now, perfecting her new album The Moment which hits US shores on April 23.

Stream the video of her single “When The Moment Comes.” Suddenly, you will feel a major craving for a road trip. It’s natural.

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