Singer/songwriter Cheyenne Marie Mize has become a name to know in the Indie world thanks to her gauzy, twilight-twinkle music and, especially, her enchanting vocals. She has also benefited from being a member of the supportive and fertile Louisville music scene, the source of many collaborations and relationships that have helped in Mize’s development and raised profile.
Mize is a member of Louisville acts Arnett Hollow (playing fiddle and singing with the Indie ’Grass ensemble) and the all-female trio Maiden Radio, which just released a new album, Lullabies, that was produced by Northern Kentucky-bred Sub Pop recording artist Daniel Martin Moore. But it was her collaboration with Louisville’s greatest cult hero, Bonnie “Prince” Billy (aka Will Oldham), on the 10-inch vinyl EP Among the Gold (featuring covers of antique American “parlor songs”) that first put her name in front of a much wider, even international audience. She has also been a touring member of Oldham’s band and performed with Moore and another Louisville artist, Ben Sollee, on the duo’s tour behind the Dear Companion album last year.
Cheyenne Marie Mize plays Southgate House Friday with Lauren Houston and Margaret Darling. Go here to read Mike Breen's full Sound Advice.