Beautiful, entrancing folk songs in the truest sense roll from Mia Doi Todd – still, patient and fearless – rather akin to Joan Baez. Intimate and clear, Mia Doi Todd’s lovely songs command full attention. It’s in the combo of her perfect enunciation; her subtle variations on guitar which at times evoke natural elements, mostly of the water variety, from raindrops to thunderheads to brooding ocean to flowing river; her distinctive voice – at once earth and sky or leather and silk; her entirely masterful songwriting. Mia Doi Todd leaves no mossy stone unturned, uncovering universal emotional topics in fiercely personal fashion. In fact, there’s no bullshit at all associated with the artist or her music. She cuts right to the pithy core. Never in-your-face, though, Mia’s lyrics honestly suggest through experience while leaving enough space for you to get inside the songs as your own.
They’re dense. I suggest total immersion in these beautiful live recordings followed by continued one-on-one time with each.
A couple of the bountiful lyrical gems from Mia Doi Todd’s songs:
“We kiss for the first time, our lips and tongues tied in fitness, infiniteness…”
“All the butterflies rise to the surface, I say stupid thing when I get nervous.”
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