Maiah Wynne

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Born (1996-12-22) December 22, 1996 (age 24)
Colorado, USA
Genres
  • Folk rock
  • indie folk
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • Songwriter
  • Actress
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion
Years active2013–present
LabelsUnsigned
Associated acts
  • The Portland Cello Project
  • Dreadlight
  • Storybound (podcast)
  • Storytellers Telling Stories
Websitemaiahwynne.com

Maiah Wynne (born December 22, 1996) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress based in Portland, Oregon currently residing in Gresham.[1] Her single, "The Ballad of Lefty Brown," is featured in the end credits of the movie with the same name.[2] She placed second as a finalist in Seattle's Sound Off competition at the Museum of Pop Culture.[3] She won the 2019 International Music from the Moon songwriting contest and performed for the Apollo 11's 50th anniversary homecoming dinner at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.[4][5]

Life and career

Maiah Wynne was born in Colorado and moved to Spokane, Washington when she was young and her first song was composed at the age of seven. She spent her high school years in Missoula as they would move again. She won third place in First Night Spotlight, the annual New Year's Eve music competition for Missoula high-schoolers.[6] Wynne started performing at the age of fifteen and honed her craft at the Break Espresso while she was a junior at Loyola Sacred Heart. She performs with her signature butterfly wings, which were bought from Carlo's One Night Stand. After participated in the coffee shop and contest circuit, in Missoula, she won the Zoo Music Awards in 2015 and placed first at Badlander's Top of the Mic Competition the following year. At the age of twenty-one, she won second place for Seattle's Sound Off competition at the Museum of Pop Culture. After placing second for Sound Off, she earned slots at the Upstream Music Fest, Timber Music Festival, Northwest Folklife and a spot at the KEXP public radio station. Her acting career brought her an invitation to perform at the Sundance Music Festival.[3][7] In 2019 Wynne was featured in NPR's 2019 Tiny Desk Contest as the first entry and toured as a featured artist with the Portland Cello Project. She collaborated with Portland Cello Project and Alex Lifeson of Rush for her song, "Fearless Girl." Wynne, Lifeson, and Canadian singer Andy Curran worked together on a four-track EP, tentatively titled Middle of Nowhere.[8] She won the Music from the Moon songwriting contest and her prize involved a release of her single under FAME Studios, a cash prize and a performance for the Apollo 11's 50th anniversary homecoming dinner.[4][5]

Influences

Her musical influences include Florence and the Machine, Radiohead, The Beatles and Norah Jones.[7]

Discography

Albums

  • Light & Shadows – EP (2017)
  • Wings – EP (2017)

Singles

  • "Show The World"
  • "Fearless Girl"
  • "Sleep"
  • "Open Up My Eyes"
  • "A Chance To Say Goodbye"
  • "The Ballad of Lefty Brown"
  • "A Siren's Song"
  • "A Chance To Say Goodbye (Remix) Ft. Just Jamez & J. Scott"

In the media

              

References

  1. Sparks, Abbe • 7 months (2019-12-22). "Next Generation Leader Maiah Wynne". Socially Sparked News. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  2. Kok, Dan (2018-10-02). "Maiah Wynne's "Ballad Of Lefty Brown" Will Transport You". Two Story Melody. Retrieved 2020-07-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fredrickson, Erika (2018-05-09). "Winging Her Way". Missoula Independent. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Rickmeyer, Kathryn. "Listen Local Huntsville announces the winner of an international music competition birthed in Huntsville". WAFF. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Wake, Matt (2019-06-15). "Contest announces winner of FAME Studios session, $10,000". AL.com. Retrieved 2020-08-02.
  6. Walsh, Cory. "Missoula grad Maiah Wynne performs on KEXP, books tour with Portland Cello Project". Missoulian. Retrieved 2020-08-02.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Anderson, Lisa K. "Gresham indie-folk musician makes her mark in Seattle competition". The Outlook. Pamplin Media Group. Retrieved 2020-07-22.
  8. Walsh, Cory. "Missoula native Maiah Wynne gets 1st entry in NPR's Tiny Desk Contest". Missoulian. Retrieved 2020-08-02.

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