Earthy yet educated; simple yet soulful; funky and fun; Valerie Mize’s music is immediately appealing to the eclectic in everyone. With influences ranging from Hometown to Motown, this Oklahoma born, NYC based songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist rubs some rootsy Red Dirt on her classical upbringing.
After earning her degree in Music, Mize moved to New York City tobuild a band and further her musical endeavors. Backed by the rock solid rhythm section of drummer Tomo Kanno and bassist Antar Goodwin (Patty Smyth, Lauryn Hill), Mize recently teamed up with cellist Ward Williams (Vienna Teng, Brandi Carlile), multi-instrumentalist Greg Mayo, and producer/engineer Robert L. Smith (U2, Imogen Heap, Lady Gaga) at Defy Recordings to record her recently released debut EP “Auspices”.
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